5. Mystique (Raven Darkhölme)
Imagine slinking through the shadows of the Marvel Universe, where the line between friend and foe is as blurry as the face of Mystique, the shape-shifting marvel who could be anyone from your friendly neighborhood mailman to the President of the United States. Yeah, she's that cool.
An origin movie about Mystique is practically begging to be made, not just because she can look like anyone, but because her story is a rollercoaster ride of espionage, family drama, and a quest for acceptance in a world that's not too kind to those who are different. One moment, she's infiltrating high-security facilities with the ease of a ghost, and the next, she's wrestling with the complexities of motherhood and the harsh realities of being a mutant in a human world. The potential for jaw-dropping action sequences intertwined with heart-wrenching personal moments is the stuff of cinematic gold.
But Mystique's tale is more than just a spy thriller with a mutant twist. It'd be a deep dive into what it means to belong. Through her ever-changing appearance, we'd be invited to explore the fluidity of identity in a way that's both wildly entertaining and profoundly relevant. Every twist in her allegiance, every mask she wears (literally and metaphorically), peels back another layer of the enigma that is Raven Darkhölme. Is she a villain, a hero, or just a survivor in a world that fears her kind?
A movie dedicated to Mystique could tackle these questions head-on, all while serving up a hefty dose of action, intrigue, and the kind of moral ambiguity that makes you root for the bad guy - or in this case, the bad gal. So, why does Mystique deserve her own movie? Because who doesn't love a character who can be anyone, challenge everything, and still keep us guessing what she'll do next?