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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5. Dust

Imagine if the X-Men movies whisked us away on a sandy adventure with Dust, a trailblazing character whose very essence could have stirred up a cinematic sandstorm.

Enter Sooraya Qadir, a young Muslim girl from Afghanistan, with her powers shimmering as brilliantly as the desert sun. With the ability to transform herself into a swirling cloud of sand, she could slip through the tiniest cracks, create blinding storms, or form solid constructs to knock the bad guys off their feet. She'd basically be Storm's new bff - the two of them working together would truly be a sight to behold. The visual spectacle of Sooraya's powers alone would be worth the price of admission, like watching a living, breathing sand painting taking shape in the heat of battle. But Dust's powers aren't just for show - they're a mesmerizing dance of nature, showcasing the beauty and strength found in the elements of the Earth.

But Dust brings more to the table than just her jaw-dropping abilities.

Her presence in the X-Men movies could have opened up a treasure chest of stories about faith, identity, and the struggle against prejudice. As a devout Muslim navigating the complexities of a world that often fears what it doesn't understand, Dust could offer audiences a rare glimpse into the life of a superhero who balances her religious beliefs with her duties as an X-Man. Through her eyes, we could explore powerful themes of acceptance, resilience, and the courage to stand tall in the face of adversity. Dust's story is not just about the challenges she faces from the outside world, but also about her internal journey of self-discovery, embracing her identity, and finding her place within the tapestry of heroes.

Dust's narrative would be a beacon of hope and representation, proving that heroes come in all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds and making the X-Men universe even richer and more vibrant.