9 X-Men we wish had been in the movies

Though we love the ensemble we got throughout the 13 incredible X-Men movies that currently exist, there are some mutants we'd also love to have seen brought to life.

190_mk_1050_v1454_left.1063 – Angel’s (Ben Hardy) mutation gave him large wings and the ability to fly. Angel’s agility, strength and reflexes make him a lethal hand-to-hand combatant. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.
190_mk_1050_v1454_left.1063 – Angel’s (Ben Hardy) mutation gave him large wings and the ability to fly. Angel’s agility, strength and reflexes make him a lethal hand-to-hand combatant. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. /
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1. Forge

Imagine if the X-Men had their very own Tony Stark, but with a twist - he's... a mutant.

That's Forge for you, a brilliant inventor with the super-cool mutant ability to understand and create any piece of technology he can think of. Can you imagine how that'd play out in an actual movie? Forge would be whipping up incredible gadgets and gizmos out of thin air, turning the tide in battles against villains with just a flick of his screwdriver (or whatever tool he fancies at the moment). His knack for invention isn't just about giving the X-Men the upper hand - it's also about dazzling us, the audience, with futuristic tech that makes us wish we could jump through the screen and play with his latest creation.

Forge's presence could have injected an exciting, inventive flair into the X-Men movies, blending science fiction with superhero action in ways we can only dream of.

But Forge isn't just a walking tech expo; he's a character with depth, having served in the Vietnam War, which adds layers to his personality and provides a rich backstory to explore. His abilities could bring more than just fancy gadgets - they could introduce stories where technology intersects with ethics, identity, and the essence of being a mutant in a world that fears them. Imagine plots revolving around AI, cybernetics, or even time travel, with Forge leading the charge, grappling with the consequences of his creations while battling villains and perhaps his own demons.

His inclusion could have offered an even more fascinating layer to the X-Men movies, making them not just about brawn and bravery but about the brains and moral quandaries that come with wielding immense power - not all of which comes from mutant abilities. Forge could have been the heart and soul of a new kind of X-Men movie, where the line between technology and humanity is explored through the eyes of a mutant who can bridge both worlds with his extraordinary gift.