5 Storylines The X-Men Franchise Failed To Really Give An End To

The X-Men franchise has made over a dozen films, which have included various mutants and their stories. These stories have, however, been not finished properly and that has left us wondering forever. Here are the five storylines that have stood out the most:

Wolverine And his Adamantium Claws:

4 Storylines The X-Men franchise Failed To Really Give An End To

In The Wolverine, Logan loses his adamantium claws after they are cut off by Silver Samurai. His claws grew back with uncovered bones as he had kind of destroyed Weapon X in the first Wolverine movie, leaving no chance for him to get it fixed by the creators. So when Wolverine made a return in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, he mysteriously had his adamantium claws back.

Professor X Coming Back To Life:

In X-Men: The Last Stand, Professor X becomes vaporized into particles when Jean Grey is possessed by her Dark Phoenix persona. So when he made an appearance in Days Of Future Past and Logan, you just had to wonder how Xavier became reformed again.This one, actually kind of has an answer to it which you would not believe. In X-Men: The Last Stand DVD commentary, it was revealed that Charles was able to transfer his consciousness into the body of a brain-dead man who was, surprise, his twin brother.

Nightcrawler’s Parents:

In the X-Men comics, Nightcrawler was the love child of Mystique and Beast. All three characters have been a part of both the original and the reboot of the X-Men franchise, but have yet to be recognized as the blue family of the mutant world. This was one family that needed to be recognized in the X-Men films but sadly looks like being an impossibility.

Yukio :

In The Wolverine, Yukio was the sidekick that Logan had never had. The duo made a dynamic pairing in their quest for answers. By the end of the film, Yukio had offered to be a bodyguard to Wolverine. However, Yukio’s whereabouts are completely ignored by the mid-credit scene that takes place two years later. The film should at least put into count that fans may have already been attached to Yukio’s journey and have given closure.


In the X-Men world, Wolverine and Sabertooth have a rivalry that started earlier than most. The half-siblings have seen their fair share of rough patches since Sabertooth is hell bent on making Wolverine suffer. The movies have, however, lacked to really establish this relationship, although X-Men Origins: The Wolverine has given account to their beginnings and their rivalry. It would be greater if we knew what happened to the guy after Wolverine and why he was not included in Logan.

Amy Fanai

Movie lover who writes about movies.
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