Superhero franchises are a dime a dozen these days. From the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the DCEU, it seems that every major studio wants to get in on the comic book action. However, as good as those two superhero universes are, we cannot deny that the mutant universe truly started the modern era of comic book movies with Bryan Singer's original X-Men in 2000. It brought comic book heroes into the mainstream, and we haven't looked back since.

The X-Men franchise has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the course of the last 17 years, and new rumors have started to surface that 20th Century Fox may in fact be considering a reboot for the entire series. Honestly, we think that would be a great idea. We've compiled a list of reasons why we support a total X-Men reset; check out our arguments and give us your opinion in the comments below! There exist plenty of reasons to overhaul the X-Men franchise, so let's get started with one of the series' biggest logistical nightmares.

X Men Timeline

The Timeline Is All Over The Place

Wade Wilson said it best during the events of Deadpool, these timelines are so confusing. The X-Men franchise has used the concept of time to its advantage over the course of the last few years, but now the timeline has become nearly untenable. The problem is that so many vital characters have become scattered across several different time periods. The primary X-Men team is currently stuck in the 1980s (soon to be 1990s), Deadpool is currently enjoying himself in the present day, and Logan, X-23, and Patrick Stewart's Charles Xavier are stuck in the future. A reboot would allow the X-Men franchise to consolidate its characters into a more cohesive and coherent timeline, which in turn would allow for easier crossovers. The series can still mess with time and time travel, but there needs to be a definitive time period that ties all of these characters together.

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