I was chatting about this at the weekend with some friends in the pub, and I think it’s likely that the name ‘X-Men’ is on borrowed time, due to the changes in sensitivity levels and sense of perspective amoung younger folk.
I’m surprised that there is not pressure already to Marvel to change this under their next relaunch and for the next movie to be rebranded removing the word ‘men’ from the title.
What is the consensus here, do you think the brand ‘x-men’ is on borrowed time?
Given that Marvel tried to fuck the franchise over anyway, in the idiotic move to usher in the Inhumans as their replacement, does it really matter?
Given the good place that the idea came from it would be a shame to destroy Stan’s legacy, but it’s been a long time since they did anything worthy of the brand anyway.
If you were doing to rebrand the X-Men what would you go with? ‘X’? ‘X-humans’? ‘X-non-gender-specifics’.