Top 5 X-Men Characters That Should Get Their Own "Origins" Film

on Wednesday, April 29, 2009  

In two short days, Fox's X-Men Origins: Wolverine claws its way into theaters to (hopefully) start off the Summer movie season with bang. It's no secret that Fox and Marvel are hoping to capitalize on the pantheon of characters within the X-Men universe, and if Wolverine proves to be successful, there's no doubt that a 2011 release for X-Men Origins: Gambit is in the cards. Now, I can't claim to have the read the X-Men comic books, but I definitely grew up with the cartoon, and since its List Wednesday, I thought I'd count down my top five X-Men characters that deserve their own "Origins" film. Read my list, and then weigh in with your thoughts in the comments!

5. Gambit
This wise-cracking, fiery-card-slinging Cajun was easily the coolest character in the world of X-Men. With sarcastic dialogue and explosive action, a Gambit film has the potential to be all kinds of entertaining. The only reason he's this far down on the list, is because with his introduction in Wolverine, it's basically a foregone conclusion that the next Origins movie is his.

4. Colossus
Coolest. Power. Ever. Giant. Russian. Covers. Body. In. Steel. Crushes. Anything. On the inside, though, I'm sure he's really quite gentle, shy, and kind.

3. Rogue
A Rogue movie could be an incredible thing. The only problem is, the X-Men franchise already showed us a lame version of how Rogue developed as a mutant. Anna Paquin's Rogue has been weak, whiny, unconfident, and just plain boring! I remember the Rogue of the television program was brassy, buxom, self-assured, and she could even fly! I suggest a complete reboot. Forget about teenage Rogue, and bring on the cool, grown up, powerful, raspy-voiced Rogue I know and love!


2. Nightcrawler
The presence of Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United was a major bright spot of the film. Furthermore, the blue teleporter's interactions with his shape-shifting, villainous mother, Mystique, contained the most fascinating, potent dialogue in the entire movie. A look into Nightcrawler's childhood could be a great thing to see. How did he discover his teleporting ability? How did he deal with growing up blue? What caused him and his mother to split? I'd be at the theater in a second.

1. Jubilee
Jubilee was never one of the major characters, but she was integral to the 1992 TV series, and I found her in the deleted scenes of X2, so I know producers have at least considered her. Jubilee was a rebellious, immature, rollerblading runaway teenager, who was hiding out in the mall when she was brought to Professor X's academy for mutants. She could generate and manipulate multi-colored energy bursts and guide them to do pretty much whatever her mind desired. I'm thinking a Jubilee film could be an amazingly snarky, action-packed affair, like an injection of Mean Girls into the X-Men universe. A high school perspective on the mutant world, complete with all the bitchiness, romance, and drama that high school brings, could make for a super cool, super exciting entry into the X-Men franchise. Think Sky High with edge.

Which X-Men character do you all think deserves their own movie? What order do you predict Fox will roll out these films? And are my hopes for a Jubilee film out of wack? Let me know in the comments! (And really do speak your mind- commenting has been almost non-existent lately! I miss hearing what you all think!)

21 comments:

Leonhart_V1 said...

I rather have a Cyclops Origin than a Jubilee and Rogue. Lots of people tend to judge Cyclops by the way he was portrayed in the 90's Series and in movies but if you read the comics you will see that there is more to him than what people think. He has an interesting past whether some people want to admit it or not.

As for the Jubilee, umm not totally seeing it and she wasn't in the Arcade game i think you are talking about Dazzler.

Anonymous said...

Forget origins how about a film version of the Cyclops and Phoenix saga.

Anonymous said...

Kitty Pryde, it could be an adaptation of "Kitty Pryde and Wolverine" 'Cos whether you like him or not, we all know that the chances of them making an X-Men movie that doesn't have Wolverine in a starring role are approximately NIL.

Grady Smith said...

Leonhart, thanks for pointing that out! I've played that game more times than I could ever count, and then I go and make a rookie mistake like mixing up Dazzler and Jubilee? Shame on me! I fixed it.

Hmm, I never read the comics, but Cyclops would have to make for an interesting story. I mean, did he grow up essentially blind?

Grady Smith said...

Anonymous #1: They kind of blew their chances with the whole Phoenix story in X-Men: The Last Stand, right?

Anonymous #2: LOL!

Leonhart_V1 said...

Cyclops had a head injury, that damage a part of his brain which makes him unable to control his powers. So he has to wear a special glasses which makes him able to open his eyes without hurting anyone.

Reed said...

Grady, I had no idea you were an X-man junky. Nice top five, very fun.

In other news, and in response to one of the Anons., This is essentially "Wolverine 4." Except the other three were just called "X-men..." AKA "Piss on the characters of Cyclops and Rogue"

Anonymous said...

I want Storm..! Or Jean.. But id rather Storm be played by some1 else..

Anonymous said...

i agree, the old rouge needs to come back!

Anonymous said...

Ok so my Top 5 X Men to have their own movies besides Wolverine would be...
Jean Grey, Rouge, Nightcrawler, Cyclops, and Kitty Pryde. Oh and maybe Storm too.

Maria Gold said...

Great question....Ah now....it has to be in order of my favourite characters of all time such as Cyclops, Storm and Rogue....I think the next movie our will be a sequel to the X Men Origins film too. We shall see, all in all interesting times ahead.

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amanda taylor said...

Do you realize that Rogue and Gambit are an on-and-off couple? I think they could do a Gambit movie and roll her him. Their relationship is really one for the ages. Lots of fiery dialogue and denial of feelings.

Anonymous said...

I Agree about a Cyclops Origin, he has an interesting past, together with his brother Havoc. BTW he is wearing Ruby sunglasses that enables his optic ray to bounce by to his eyes and see things around him, Scott can still see even he is bursting with optic rays.☺ But for the top five, Rouge also has a colorful past, but the teen age rouge has a boring story, but the story on how she evolved as one of the powefull mutant in X-men is white interesting, and full of drama, specially at the point where he snatched Ms. Marvels flying and Strength ability.☺ I also love the Rouge that show up in Uncanny X-men Series early 90's, I think I'm 7years old way back then.☺

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