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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3. Sunspot

Sure, Sunspot made his appearance in one of the X-Men movies, but it'd be so nice to see him as a consistent character in an X-Men movie. Here's why.

Imagine if the X-Men movies had a character who was like a walking, talking solar battery, capable of soaking up the sun's rays and turning them into eye-popping displays of power. Enter Sunspot, a Brazilian mutant whose abilities could literally light up the screen. This is where I pause and say that, as a Brazilian myself, I'd love to see myself represented in the incredible world of the X-Men, where diversity is literally the lesson. It'd be pretty cool, honestly.

Back to facts, though, not only could he have brought a sizzle to fight scenes with his solar-powered blasts, but imagine the visual spectacle of him glowing brighter than a summer day in Rio de Janeiro, especially during those nail-biting nighttime battles. Sunspot isn't just a human fireworks show - he's a reminder of the warm, vibrant energy that our Pátria Amada is known for, adding a rich layer of cultural diversity to the X-Men squad. His presence could have been a sunbeam, cutting through the often-dark narrative, bringing light, warmth, and a splash of color to the ensemble.

But Sunspot isn't all sunshine and rainbows - he's got depth.

Behind that radiant exterior lies a story of a young man grappling with his identity, not just as a mutant, but as someone straddling two worlds: the lush, lively heritage of Brazil and the high-stakes realm of the X-Men. His journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and learning to harness his literally incendiary powers could have added a compelling personal narrative to the movies. Sunspot's struggle and eventual mastery of his abilities, intertwined with his unwavering loyalty to his friends and cause, could have been a powerful storyline, showcasing the importance of embracing who you are and where you come from.

Plus, who wouldn't want to see a character who can have a sunbathing session turn into a power-up session? Having Sunspot taking a bigger part in the X-Men movies and their lore could have been a bright idea, indeed.