Quote:We're not going to agree, probably. IMO, the original team should be completely ignored. Seriously. They suck. They've always sucked. They were as boring as grass. Biggest failure of Stan/Jack's 1960s. Angel, Beast, and Iceman are totally unnecessary to everything that's popular about the X-Men. Keep the leader and his girlfriend, but make her much, much more than just his girlfriend. Fill out the team with the popular X-Men: Wolverine, Storm, Rogue, Colossus, Nightcrawler. Maybe introduce Kitty. Reduce the significance of Wolverine-- this ain't your story, bub. No Hogwarts-style school filled with kids.
I agree that Angel and Iceman are boring, but not Beast, especially in his best version, the funny but still brainy Avengers incarnation. Rogue is also not a fundamental character. The team should be Cyclops (leader), Jean Grey (psionic), Beast (science brain), Wolverine (melee), Storm (versatility), and Colossus (tank) initially. Starting with any more than that doesn't give sufficient screen time to develop each character.