The X-Men are the most diversely powered superhuman group in fictional history, so it’s strange that their only spinoff is “White Guy With Knives, Twice.” He’s already come back from one unsuccessful movie that should have killed him off (Marvel may have confused superheroes with slasher movies). An angry man waving knives around isn’t a movie franchise, it’s your father carving Thanksgiving dinner.
If you want spinoff movies — and Marvel knows that every addition to the film franchise is at least $100 million, so they really do — the X-Men have more interesting characters than every soap opera in history fighting to the death inside a nuclear reactor. And the most moviegenic is Hisako “Armor” Ichiki. Armor is a badass girl with a robot suit made entirely of psychic special effects. There is no nerd money that combination of niches wouldn’t earn.
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