What We Need From X-Men 4

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm,

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The news the other day about producer Lauren Schuler Donner hinting at the beginnings of plans for an X-Men 4 movie (and a movie based on The New Mutants) got me thinking of some of the infinite possibilities for the next X-Men installment.

I could go on and on about stories and characters I’d like to see, but keeping to the basics, I’ll discuss some of the issues from the existing X-trilogy that need to be rectified going forward with the next movie, should it come to fruition.

Join us as we discuss what we’d like to see from X-Men 4 and open the floor for your ideas!

We’ll go through some topics that need to be addressed, many of which stem from issues we were left with from X-Men 3: The Last Stand, starting with who the villain(s) should be.

A New Villain

Magneto’s reign is over, have him as a guest role to touch on his relationship with Xavier and perhaps have him redeem himself in some way, becoming the friend he used to be when he was the X-Men’s co-founder prior to the events of the X-trilogy.

This would be a nice concluding touch to the story of X-Men: First Class, which I think may feature Magneto working alongside Xavier to build the institute and the Cerebro device. With a possible role in that film and his own origins solo movie, Magneto’s story will be continued in the past, not the future: leave him out of X4.

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So who must the X-Men dance with? Mr. Sinister and the Marauders? Apocalypse? Sentinels?! You could make multiple movies using any of these villains, let alone the time-traveling storylines featuring Bishop and Cable, which would allow for some very cool tie-ins to other X-films in development.

The Marauders would offer a good way to showcase a team of enemies and would tie Gambit into X-Men 4, while bringing Mr. Sinister into the mix. His interest in Jean Grey/Cyclops could be a key storyline and his involvement could help branch into existing or new spinoffs in development. Going that direction could also allow for the storyline of Cyclops fathering Cable as a result of Mr. Sinister’s experiments (I doubt it would follow the comics though) .

Give Rogue some Power!

Rogue was the leading lady of the first X-Men movie and then became a completely unused and wasted character in its sequels. Her power is to acquire other powers and she didn’t do that once over the span of three superhero movies. I don’t get it and judging by the interviews I saw for the movie, neither does Anna Paquin, the actress who played Rogue.

Paquin has matured as an actress and she has a strong following with her hit show, True Blood. Bring her back and bring her into the action. Let her fly and smash things.

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A more significant (and useful) role for Rogue could also include or setup a possible storyline with her and Gambit; Wolverine star Taylor Kitsch is very interested in doing just that, and many fans would like to see it happen.

Speaking of powers, Iceman finally iced up in the final action sequence of X3: The Last Stand so now he should be a full-fledged mutant combatant and X-Men member. Let him and Rogue dominate in the large-scale action sequences. Ice slides, anyone?

Click to continue reading about Cyclops, Jean Grey and other possible characters of X-Men 4…

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  1. Onslaught in X5

    • I think I just puked a little.

  2. I would like to see Wolverine gain all of his memories back from Wolverine: Origins, then we would be able to see him leave to find Gambit and Jubilee(the chick with the sunglasses and fireworks). I’d also like to see Cyclops come back, so much could be done cuz it never really showed him being killed by the pheonix or his body after what happened, just his special sunglasses. Professor Xavier is gone though, I’d like to see Storm or Cyclops take over the school. Also I would like to see Wolverine take over Cyclops previous teaching position.

  3. You just said EVERYTHING I’ve ever thought was wrong and should be about this franchise. Enough with Wolverine, bring down Halle Berry’s ego and, mainly, give Cyclops the role he deserves!!!

  4. I think they should base the plot off of the xmen legends 2. Cause I want to see Apocalypse and Mr. Sinister xmen 4 and 5 that’s a good two part. At the end of x5 end off where Xavier turns into Onslaught… so some body needs to do a fantastic 4 reboot right now… just saying.

  5. As for who to have as characters in the movie, I think they should limit it to 5 core members, with maybe 1 or 2 supporting. Less is more.

    Also, rogue getting into the action is a must, but if she gets her own permanent powers, I don’t think its necessary that she get the same ones that she was known for in the comics. She could be thrown into the action against her will, and ends up touching an enemy and draining him/her more than she intended to, and getting that mutant’s powers permanently, along with whatever baggage that person had.

  6. the only way they can pull off what people want is to put the sentinels with the hellfireclub in the sequels to first class. that works. x-men IV is Charlie Sheen. new mutants. X-men V will have angel. that is

  7. I really like the idea of a fourth x-man movie, but not like the previous ones. When I watch them, I was like, “Who is this little sissy? Oh, that’s Cyclops? Oookaaaay.” I’m also all for it, to bringing in Gambit and Emma Frost and also bringing back the professor, it’s just that there’s going to be a huge problem portraying Emma Frost radically. In x-men:First class, she shows up and looks to be 30 or 40, maybe. Then in x-men origins wolverine, she shows up again as Kayla Silverfox’s sister, but there she barely looks out of highschool. Wtf! And personally, I didn’t like how they let Rogue be “cured”, but in the end of the movie, it shows Magneto controlling the metal chess piece again, so maybe if they make anothe movie, they could show that as Rogue’s powers came back, she learned to control them. Also, how about Magneto’s kids, Wanda and Pietro?

    • i disagree with using emma frost… hasn’t she been tossed around enough in various realities?? i mean, you have her at 25-30 years old in first class, you have her at 13-15 doing silverfox’s sister in the wolverine disaster people call a movie… how many emma frosts need to exist? i mean even days of futures past won’t explain what happened there

  8. Storm needs to have a major role!! Storm should have the same screen time as in the last films but needs to be seen as a key part of the action- the way they’ve displayed Storm in the last few films is terrible, almost as if her powers aren’t that great. Storm can definitely kick-ass and own, her little fight with Calisto in X3 should have been her first fight in X1. Storm needs to get opportunity in X4!!!

  9. The problem with X-Men is that all their stories are SO large that it looses impact in the film versions. Films are best when focused on a single plot with maybe two or three sub-plots. X1 and X2 are brilliant examples of this. X3 and Wolverine are not. Then we have that damn prequel/reboot. I wish it was focused as one or the other. Ideally I would love a whole reboot of the X-Franchise and really focus on telling a great story in a new trilogy. Uncanny X-Men Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. And to me it’s obvious what the story HAS to be. Bigotry against mutants (i.e. Sentinels, X-Tinction Agenda) and an epic battle against one who believes he is the mutant of all mutants (i.e. Apocalypse). With those two stories driving the arc of a new trilogy, a director would have to try to make it a bomb.

  10. Please put Apocolypse for the main villain

    • Who can pull an effective apocalypse? Jack Nicholson? Jeff Bridges? someone who’s not so much into actors wouldn’t know?

  11. X-men storyline is one complete mess when they added Wolverine Origins and First class.
    If they were to carry on from where X-men 3 left, this is how I think it should be done. Remember the special effects animation in both X1 and X2 just before the movies actually start.
    In X-men 3, remember the part were Storm and Wolverine fight Magneto’s brotherhood- at the same time Jean is battling with Professor Xavier. Well just like X-men-First class did with the Magneto scene for X1 in the concentration camp. There is footage shown right before Xavier, Storm and Wolverine arrive at Jean’s house- where Magneto is looking through Jeans living room window expecting Xaviers arrival; but for that moment he is not really paying attention to Jean. Jean begins to see tiny glimpse’s or vague aberrations of two figures but can determine what they were. These visions make her become agitated, causing her telekinetic powers to begin rumbling the house- catching Magneto’s attention who then comforts her. She explains to Magneto that it was just her power mood swings.
    The same battle with Wolverine and Storm fighting Callisto, Juggernaut Archlight plus Spike face mutant; plays again like in X-3. Jean destroys Xavier again. Magneto, Jean and his brotherhood depart the scene leading to the scene were Wolverine sees Xavier’s chair and realises the situation and looks at Storm in despair.
    Just as Storm wraps her hands around Wolverine-(remember the special effects intro animation in X-men 1 and X-men 2); similar special effects displaying some sort of Einstein Rosen bridge special effect.
    Storm and Wolverine are transported into a reality were they have just lost an important leader(not necessarily Xavier in this reality) in a battle. In this reality mutants are fighting very powerful forces from human resistance that have created machines, weapons and super soldiers effective in eliminating mutants- through many years of research and data of many mutant powers. Storm and Wolverine in this reality are one the leaders in the mutant resistance. Other mutants such as Magneto are present in this battle.
    The main plot here is that two characters engage with Storm, Wolverine and Magneto- explaining a way to change the current situation in this reality.

    • Dwayne Johnson aka the Rock. He had the look in the Scropion King movie

  12. Plot for X-men 4 Days of the Future Past.

    (A Depowered Magneto walks in the slums of newyork still in a sense of paranoia. He is then ambushed, blindfolded and tranquilised by an unknown group. Little does he know that he has been unconscious for 7hours, waking up and finding himself in a sub-level facility surrounded by a mystery group of people(The Whispers). Several of these people are mutants. Many of them are armed with sophisticated weaponry and gadgets. Magneto is focused on what seems to be the leader of the group who seems to have been waiting to see Magneto break from his unconsciousness episode.)

    Mystery Boss of the group known as Whispers- Mr Erik Lehsherr or should I say Max…… Eisenhardt. Yes we do know everything about you- from birth to death.

    Magneto- Who are you, and how do you know my name? No one has ever called me by that name.’ Do we have some connection.

    Mystery Boss – You could say that. It seems we have a lot to discuss with you. You actions on Alcatraz Island seems to have worked in our favor.

    Magneto- Favor?’ What do you mean. If you think the world is safer for mutants now- thanks to the X-men group, then you are as naive as every mutant revealing themselves carelessly to the powers that be.

    Mystery Boss – HahahaHaha! Always the skeptic Mr Eisenhardt hey. When I; or should I say when we meant favor, we meant that the powers that be, and I am not talking guys like William Stryker or Worthington industries. But deeper powers that have existed for centuries that now exist within the government no longer focus on us but on you.
    You see you our sources show that you are still the target- meaning you are still one of the keys to what they have been trying to do for so many decades. Our job is making sure we maintain you, preventing them from finding you.

  13. I think they should include apocalypse and sentinels but they should spread it out evenly so it works out better because some characters will have less screen time. Killing off xavier jean grey and cyclops may of upset people because they are the main original xmen so rumours they’re coming back are great lol. Gambit has to be back! He’s such a popular figure I don’t know why he was included in the main xmen films in the first place rogue needs to play a bigger part skill wise she’s one of the strongest xmen copying people’s abilities can be great if it’s executed well in the movies. Idea of xavier now walking is a good one as he will play a bigger part beast has to say even if the acted doesn’t come back get another actor no one will notice

  14. Bring all of the main actors who play them bring them and good action with the new bad guy

  15. So they are really doing X-men – days of the Future Past.

  16. My script for X-men 4.

    At the start of the movie, there is a war- and I mean like World War 2. But this is taken place in Washington d.c. Some alternate possible future where mutants are fighting the overwhelming forces of the human resistance. Mutants are getting slaughtered in several numbers. The human resistance forces are not only humans, but human genetically engineered super soldiers created to fight mutants and 9ft tall cybernetic organisms known as SENTINELS. Most of the mutants taken part in the fight are mainly adults. Some of the x-men are still around defending themselves in the war. Mutants like Rogue, Wolverine, Colossus and Mutants like Warpath, Aurora, Cannonball are the ones on a special objective (trying to break into a sub-layer facility to get important files)while the other mutants are fighting. They make it, but it turns out that their coming was already anticipated by the human resistance. They are all attacked: Warpath, Cannonball, and Aurora are killed; leaving only Rogue and Wolverine. The three work together by Rogue constantly touching Wolverine and Colossus for short periods of time, so as to obtain his healing ability while they are fighting a storm of Sentinels and armed security guards. Things almost work look in favor for the trio. But surveillance cameras link to specialized strategic computer systems calculate a solution in defeating the three mutants. Colossus and Rogue are knocked out unconscious leaving a severely battered Wolverine- who still will not give up. As a Sentinel is about to blast Wolverine with a high energy beam that will obliterate every body tissue in his body leaving only his bones. A major figure commands the Sentinel to seize fire and that Logan should be taken alive, along with Rogue and Colossus. He then tells Logan that he respects his courage, but any further attempts he makes will be totally futile, and it’s best he just surrenders. Logan replies ‘That he will surrender when his Adamantium laws have tasted every vital organ of every guard in the vicinity.’ The major figure replies ‘If Logan only knew what he and the mutants were really up against, they will know that mutants were finished- and that things would only get worse; that is, for mutants.’ Logan is surrounded by guards with various weapons. Some guards have tranquilizer dart rifles, high level stunt guns enough to knock out several men at once, electric truncheon sticks, gas bombs. Logan puts up a bit of a fight but is soon overwhelmed and collapses.
    Wolverine later wakes up to see himself stripped off his clothes and tied to a bed. The man speaking to him explains to Wolverine that the reason he and his team failed because a fellow mutant had betrayed them for leniency- so as not be hunted. Wolverine tries to lash out of the bed retracted his adamantium claws but cannot seem to free his wrists and ankles from the locks. The man looks at Wolverine’s claws is impressed.
    He says ‘ Oh Your Adamantium claws, cannot forget those. They come out when you adrenaline builds up to a degree. I used to think that you metallic claws were some kind of organic to metallic mutation- like your friend Colossus. Turns out they are just coded in that metal. Adamantium, a very rare and phenomenally expensive super-strong metal originally created by the genius Dr Myron MacLain.
    Wolverine replies,’ Did you capture me to give me history lesson about my claws. Or if you think I am going to provide you with information about the other mutants fighting the good fight, then you are wasting your time. You have kept on current events and you know I can take on any punishment you give because I have been through it all my life; – I heal very fast.
    The man replies,’ Oh you are mistaken Logan. The fact that we defeated you so easily is the fact that we are keeping you and your friends alive. You see this was is never ending. The mutants in the united states have already encouraged other mutants world wide to fight against humans. It will not be long before this situation goes global. We are just thinking ahead.

    We will win this war. You mutants will lose the battle eventually. You see we will create better forces that will win the war for us. But we will do it with technology. With your help, we will just teach them how to fight like mutants. Starting by fully understanding the you.

  17. My script for X-men 4.

    At the start of the movie, there is a war- and I mean like World War 2. But this is taken place in Washington d.c. Some alternate possible future where mutants are fighting the overwhelming forces of the human resistance. Mutants are getting slaughtered in several numbers. The human resistance forces are not only humans, but human genetically engineered super soldiers created to fight mutants and 9ft tall cybernetic organisms known as SENTINELS. Most of the mutants taken part in the fight are mainly adults. Some of the x-men are still around defending themselves in the war. Mutants like Rogue, Wolverine, Colossus and Mutants like Warpath, Aurora, Cannonball are the ones on a special objective (trying to break into a sub-layer facility to get important files)while the other mutants are fighting. They make it, but it turns out that their coming was already anticipated by the human resistance. They are all attacked: Warpath, Cannonball, and Aurora are killed; leaving only Rogue Colossus and Wolverine. The three work together by Rogue constantly touching Wolverine and Colossus for short periods of time, so as to obtain their ones healing ability and the others metallic armored body; while they are fighting a storm of Sentinels and armed security guards. Things almost work look in favor for the trio. But surveillance cameras linked to specialized strategic computer systems calculate a solution in defeating the three mutants. Colossus and Rogue are knocked out unconscious leaving a severely battered Wolverine- who still will not give up. As a Sentinel is about to blast Wolverine with a high energy beam that will obliterate every body tissue in his body leaving only his bones. A major figure commands the Sentinel to seize fire and that Logan should be taken alive, along with Rogue and Colossus. He then tells Logan that he respects his courage, but any further attempts he makes will be totally futile, and it’s best he just surrenders. Logan replies ‘That he will surrender when his Adamantium claws have tasted every vital organ of every guard in the vicinity.’ The major figure replies ‘If Logan only knew what he and the mutants were really up against, they will know that mutants were finished- and that things would only get worse; that is, for mutants.’ Logan is surrounded by guards with various weapons. Some guards have tranquilizer dart rifles, high level stunt guns enough to knock out several men at once, electric truncheon sticks and gas bombs. Logan puts up a bit of a fight but is soon overwhelmed and collapses.
    Wolverine later wakes up to see himself stripped off his clothes and tied to a bed. The man speaking to him explains to Wolverine that the reason he and his teammates failed because a fellow mutant had betrayed them for leniency- so as not be hunted. Wolverine tries to lash out of the bed retracting his adamantium claws, but cannot seem to free his wrists and ankles from the locks. The man looks at Wolverine’s claws and is impressed.
    He says ‘ Oh Your Adamantium claws,I cannot forget those. They come out when you adrenaline builds up to a degree. I used to think that you metallic claws were some kind of organic to metallic mutation- like your friend Colossus. Turns out they are just coded in that metal. Adamantium, a very rare and phenomenally expensive super-strong metal originally created by the genius Dr Myron MacLain.
    Wolverine replies,’ Did you capture me to give me history lesson about my claws. Or if you think I am going to provide you with information about the other mutants fighting the good fight, then you are wasting your time. You have kept on current events; and you know I can take on any punishment you give because I have been through the routine all my life; – I heal very fast.
    The man replies,’ Oh you are mistaken Logan. The fact that we defeated you so easily is the fact that we are keeping you and your friends alive. You see this was is never ending. The mutants in the united states have already encouraged other mutants world wide to fight against humans. It will not be long before this situation goes global. We are just thinking ahead.

    We will win this war. You mutants will lose the battle eventually. You see we will create better forces that will win the war for us. But we will do it with technology. With your help, we will just teach them how to fight like mutants. Starting by fully understanding the you.

  18. X-men 4 plot

    Our motives are not like the Worthingtons! The only good Mutant, Is a dead Mutant.

  19. I think they should bring back the original cast, but give wolverine less limelight. Definitely make cyclops character better than the last 3. And they need to include gambit this time as an x men cause he’s always been an original x men in comics and cartoons. And professor x didn’t die off as he’s reborn in his twin brother. But as far as the main villian for x men 4, I think it should be apocalypse and the four horseman. They can use mr. sinister in either deadpools movie or the next wolverine movie.

  20. What about HAVOK and POLARIS, I would love to see them in Play. This would also leave interaction between HAVOK and CYCLOPSE as well. The only question is would they be on the Xmen or against them already, I would think that on and maybe turned ainst them, that be fun to see on screen.

  21. I think the enemies should be

    Magneto
    Juggernaut
    Sabertooth
    Pryo
    Azazel.

  22. I would love to see Fitzroy enter as a main X-Men villain, Trevor Fitzroy fighting against the team and Bishop.

    I would also love to see it lead to Cameron Hodge recruiting Fitzroy, and them all bringing Apocalypse back which would usher in the end of days.