X-Men: 12 best and worst character decisions made by Fox

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 21: (L-R) Actors James McAvoy, Sir Patrick Stewart, and Hugh Jackman of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, and Editorial Director of People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly Magazine Jess Cagle attend the SiriusXM Town Hall at the SiriusXM Studios on May 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

The X-Men have lived on the big screen for nearly 20 years. We take a look at some of the best and worse decisions made by Fox.

X-Men was first released 18-years ago thanks to Fox and director Bryan Singer. It was in the year 2000 when Marvel and X-Men fans got to see their favorite mutants depicted in a live-action format. Many of us enjoyed the original trilogy for what it was, but we were left with a bitter taste after the final installment. So, Fox brought Bryan Singer back on board to breathe life back into a dying franchise with X-Men First Class.

One can argue that Fox has done an admirable job since X-Men First Class. However, Fox has developed a number of X-Man films since its first movie in 2000. We’ve seen so many of our favorite mutants depicted on the big screen. Through the years, there have been some ups and downs with some of the characters.

Fans are anxiously waiting for Disney to get their hands on the X-Men. We want to see how the mutant heroes exist in the MCU. Even more important, we want to see if Disney decides to recast and retell the entire X-Men story. We hope that X-Men: Dark Phoenix becomes a gateway into Disney. This will spare fans from having to sit through a retelling of their origin and/or a movie with yet another re-cast. Only time will tell what Disney plans to do with the X-Men. Until then, we take a look at the biggest hits and misses made by Fox.