A lot of people are excited for the X-Men finally coming home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but could it mean the end of the X-Men as we know them? Literally?!
“I don’t know where the future is going,” Alonso said. “It’s funny that people call it the X-Men. There’s a lot of female superheroes in that X-Men group. I think it’s outdated.”
It’s true that the X-Men feature a lot of female superheroes, though if calling them the X-Men is outdated, it would have to be outdated for the past 30 years or more, as the franchise has always been ahead the curve in terms of representation. But that’s beside the point. If a high-ranking Marvel Studios executive thinks the X-Men name is outdated, does that mean Marvel will change it?
And if they do, what should they go with? X-People? X-Individuals? X-Humans, an offshoot of the Inhumans? Or maybe X-Factor or X-Force?
With Dark Phoenix, the last of the FoX-Men movies in theaters now, it will be a little while before the X-Persons are introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so Marvel definitely has some time left to think things through.
But what would you like to see the X-Men called if not the X-Men? Let us know in the comments, true believers!