Jean Grey – Marvel Girl
Here’s the thing, when it comes to Jean, fans think of an oxymoron. She’s the most gifted and weakest X-Men member. We can blame the cartoons and animated series for some of us rolling our eyes. Too often, she was shown passing out or tossed in a love triangle between Cyclops and Wolverine. Sure it was comic book accurate, but those who read the comics know she’s so much more.
If you followed Fox’s movie franchise, the only arc she’s been involved in was her becoming the Phoenix. Even then, both Phoenix story arcs were poorly done. There’s a way to do it, and Kevin Feige may be the man to get it done, but for now, the MCU avoids falling into that trap.
Instead, the focus should be on Jean Grey, the girl who fell into a psychic coma. This episode could be a psychological thriller where we take a look inside Jean’s mind, fighting a darkness that kept her in slumber. She’d face this psychological nightmare where she faces demons searching for a body like hers, a nod to what ultimately happened to her clone, Madelyne Pryor in the comics. With the help of Professor X, she’d awake from her slumber. Tweaking part of her origins, this coma could have been induced by Essex (Mister Sinister).
A post-credit scene could show a cloned version of Jean in a pod, but this is to set Madelyne Pryor’s appearance a few years into the future. Jean would be the final addition to the team as they look to make their big-screen debut to take down a big bad too tough for the Avengers.
Before they face Sinister, maybe they’ll have to face the mutant responsible for killing Captain Marvel, Rogue. With Mystique and Destiny guiding her, Rogue could be the big bad that put the X-Men in the good graces of some humans. And sets the stage for the next movie which could be the Mutant Massacre.