The X-Men franchise has had a few animated series, and is on their way to a sixth live action movie. But how would you put together a ten season live action show with continuity and including the best stories from the various X-books over the years?
Here it is, the final season. Will the two units of X-Men be able to resolve their differences and become one happy franchise again? Everything’s been cheery since this point, why not, right?
Season 10: All New X-Men
(Showrunners: Brian Michael Bendis and Jason Aaron)
Episode 1: Avengers X-Sanction
(written by Jeph Loeb, art by Ed Mcguiness)
In order to protect Hope from being killed in the future, Cable is back, and he’s here to kill the Avengers.
X-Sanction. 1 episode
Serial 1: Avengers Vs. X-Men
(written by Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, and Jonathan Hickman, art by John Romita JR, Oliver Coipel, Adam Kubert, and Frank Cho)
This is a giant mess to read but it’s necessary. The Avengers, thanks to Cable, believe that Hope is going to turn into The Phoenix, so they go to Utopia to contain her, and the X-Men (either faction) aren’t happy about it. But as it turns out, The Phoenix may not be targeting Hope, per se. Or is it targeting her in a different way?
AvX. 4 episodes
Serial 2: Wolverine & The X-Men Volumes 5-7
(written by Jason Aaron, art by Nick Bradshaw, Ramon Perez, David Lopez, and Steve Sanders)
Closing off the Hellfire Club saga, we get to see the post AvX Jean Grey school as an idyllic place where almost nobody dies too often.
Hellfire. 3 episodes
Episode 9: X-Men Primer
(written by Brian Wood, art by Oliver Coipel and David Lopez)
Vampire Jubilee is back. With a baby. Storm forms an all female X-team to protect it from….everything.
Primer. 1 episode
Serial 3: All New X-Men Yesterday’s X-Men, Uncanny X-Men Revolution, All New X-Men Here To Stay, All New X-Men Out Of Their Depth, Uncanny X-Men Broken
(written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Stuart Immomen, Chris Bachalo. David Marquez, David Lafuente, and Frazer Irving)
Beast goes back in time and retrieves the original X-Men team, hoping past Cyclops can bring current Cyclops back from the dark place he’s been in since AvX. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to be able to send the team back. Time. Line. Problems.
All New X-Men. 4 episodes
Serial 4: X-Men Battle Of The Atom
(written by Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Wood, and Jason Aaron, art by Chris Bachalo, Stuart Immonen, Frank Cho, David Lopez, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Esad Ribic)
X-Men from the future show up to warn what will happen if the X-Men from the past aren’t returned to their timeline
Battle Of The Atom. 2 episodes
Episode 16: Guardians Of The Galaxy All New X-Men Trial Of Jean Grey
(written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Stuart Immonen and Sara Pichelli)
Remember when Jean Grey used to be The Phoenix? The Sh’iar do. They show up to put Jean Grey on trial for the crimes of…the Jean Grey that’s been dead for five seasons. The Guardians Of The Galaxy might be able to help with that.
Trial. 1 episode
Serial 5: Wolverine The Death Of Wolverine, All New X-Men All Different, All New X-Men One Down, Uncanny X-Men The Omega Mutant, Uncanny X-Men Revolution
(many writers, many artists)
The final serial takes us all the way up to Secret Wars, which ends this timeline. It includes a fond farewell to one of everyone's favorite Canadian metal salesmen.
End Of Days. 4 episodes
Season 10 is 20 episodes.