X-Men: Apocalypse may signal a major shift in the franchise, but regardless of what form subsequent films in the series take, Fox is certain to keep the box office hits coming. Considering the hot streak the X-Men universe is on — especially coming off of the monstrous success of Deadpool — there’s no end in sight for the Marvel mutants. However, just as Ryan Reynolds was given the opportunity to reboot a role he first played in the disastrous X-Men Origins: Wolverine, several other characters could use the same second chance. Here are some that we feel were given a disservice in the films to date. For the record, we’re not counting those mutants — such as Cyclops, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, and Storm — who received their second comings in X-Men: Apocalypse.
1. Lady Deathstrike
While Deathstrike (Kelly Hu) served as a memorable foe opposite Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Bryan Singer’s film made no use of the character’s rich backstory, reducing her to a brainwashed henchwoman of Stryker (Brian Cox). Moreover, her swift death seemingly closed the door on any future appearances, dashing fans’ hopes that she could re-emerge and continue her adamantium-clawed rivalry with Wolverine. Now that X-Men: Days of Future Past has restarted the timeline, we’re hoping that Deathstrike may live again in a subsequent release.