While our current trend in superhero films largely goes back to Bryan Singer's X-Men in 2000, it is important to remember that comic bookers long before Jackman, Paquin, Marsden, Berry, and Janssen climbed on the statue of liberty.
Fans may have heard of the frankly bizarre X-Men movie that almost happened to Cher, but this was not the only mutant ball the audience dodged. Only if fans believe that X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: Dark Phoenix are the worst use of Marvel's source material, have you seen anything yet.
X-Men made a great contribution to introducing Charles Xavier's gifted children. But everything could have been so different. When Stan Lee returned to the '80s and followed the dizzying heights of Richard Donner's Superman he decided that Marvel should take a piece of the cinematic cake.
According to Polygon a Canadian animation studio called Nelvana claimed the rights to the X-Men ̵
Claremont was known to have co-written with the Dark Phoenix saga, helping to create characters such as Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Mystique, and Gambit, a popular choice.