In a post-Endgame world, how do you get the hype going again with the general public? Well, adding one of the most iconic super-teams of all time ain’t a bad way for Marvel Studios to start. Yes, ’s purchase of 20th Century means a whole whack of franchises now belong to , but none is more exciting than everyone’s favorite mutants; The X-Men.
Fans were thrilled at the prospect of new X-Men movies and in particular, what Kevin Feige’s reputation for staying largely comic book accurate, at least in terms of the look of its heroes. Bottom line: say goodbye to the black leather of your average and hello to fabulous colorful costumes.
One Marvel comic book fan who clearly can’t wait for the mutant characters to join the MCU is Lucas Werneck, an artist who’s created some frankly amazing concepts of what the costumes of our favorite X-Men characters might look like when they join the ranks of the new , , and
We can practically hear that iconic animated series music already…
The ‘leader’ of the X-Men is often the source of an eye roll from hardcore fans, as both comic book and screenwriters have tended to write him as a bit of a square. Now, this isn’t always the case, and Lukas has drawn Cyclops in a way that makes Mr. Summers look anything but boring.
That alternate look with the long coat just screams awesome, and we love the beard that gives this hero much more edge than we saw in any .
Watch out , this heroic lady has a penchant for stealing powers and taking names. Lukas’ vision for an Rogue harkens back to the classic with its green and yellow color scheme, and of course that iconic leather jacket.
When we finally do get Rogue in the , we can’t imagine a better costume for her to kick butt in than what Lukas has envisioned, as it balances practicality with retro nostalgia perfectly. , hire this man!
How could we not talk about the most popular mutant of all time, origin, while staying uniform with the other members of the team.? Oh, erm, I mean Wolverine. Though we’re sad to say goodbye to the iconic Hugh Jackman, Lukas has envisioned an costume that looks suitably faithful to its
It’s just flashy enough that we could see accepting it with a begrudging grunt, but still colorful enough to be distant from the Matrix-inspired, grunge look of the films. Good show, bub.
Check out the full gallery of Lukas’ amazing concepts on his Instagram page, here.
What do you think of these designs? When the X-Men eventually join the , would you like to see these kinds of comic book faithful costumes? Which members of the team do you want to see first? As long as is still Deadpool, we’re happy. Let us know all of your thoughts in the comments below.