With the changes created by Days of Future Past, the X-Men series is now wide open for additional characters to fill roles in the series. There are already a large number of characters in the X-Men franchise but there always seems to be room for more. The X-Men have one of the largest pools of characters in the Marvel Universe to tap for new characters.
Looking at the potential for new female characters, there are a number that could easily be added to the storyline and give an added boost for the future X-Men films. The following are some possibilities for future female characters in the X-Men series.
Rachael Summers (Phoenix II / Marvel Girl II)
Rachael Summers is the daughter of Scott Summers and Jean Grey. It was her character, not Kitty Pryde, who sent members of the future X-Men back in time to restore the future. Rachel is an incredibly powerful telepath and has tapped the Phoenix Force to magnify her already strong mental abilities. Rachael became a key character in the X-men comic series and could be an excellent addition to the film franchise. Rachael has the powers of telepathy to read and control minds. She can produce a psionic blast that renders the target unconscious. She can use telekinesis to levitate objects and to fly at extreme speeds. Rachael has the ability to transfer consciousness through time allowing events of the past to be altered.
Psylocke (Betsy Braddock)
Psylocke is another powerful telepath with the ability to generate a psionic blade that emits from her fist. The blade can stun or even kill the intended target when thrust into their head. The psionic blade also allows her to strike opponents with superhuman strength. Psylocke has been trained in a variety of martial arts and has substantial fighting abilities. Her telepathy enables her to move virtually undetected which gives her the ability of stealth. Pyslocke also possesses the ability of precognition which allows her to see into the future. This allows her to anticipate attacks before they happen and avoid them. Psylocke appeared briefly in X-Men: The Last Stand
Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
It may seem redundant to mention the Scarlet Witch but since her brother (Quicksilver) appeared in Days of Future Past, she may also be in future X-Men films. The Scarlet Witch has the power to throw Hex Bolts and Hex Spheres. These energy attacks can inflict incredible damage on targets. These Hex powers also allow the Scarlet Witch to alter the molecular structure of surrounding areas. Her appearance in the Avengers may make it less likely that her character will appear in future X-Men movies but to see the differences between the two franchises would be interesting.
Siryn (Theresa Cassidy)
Siryn is the daughter of Sean Cassidy (Banshee) and possesses the same ability of the sonic scream. Siryn’s sonic scream allows her the ability of flight and to generate bursts of sonic energy that can knock down enemies. Banshee appeared in X-Men: First Class and was part of Xavier’s team that stopped Sebastian Shaw and the Hellfire Club. Banshee may be dead because a brief statement in the Days of Future Past mentioned that he may have been a victim of Trask’s experimentations. Siryn could be a good replacement for Banshee. Siryn did appear in the third X-Men movie The Last Stand.
Illyana Rasputin is the younger sister of Peter Rasputin (Colossus). She possesses the ability to teleport across dimensions to anywhere she can mentally imagine. Her teleportation ability could be used to teleport her individually or an entire group of people. Magick can use mystical bolts of energy to attack opponents and wields the mystical Soul Sword. The sword renders Magick immune to psionic influence or attack and deflects mystical energy. The Soul Sword specifically targets those who possess mystical powers but also impacts mutants. The sword has no effect on normal humans.
While these are not the only potential characters to add to the X-Men movie series, they may be among the best. The addition of any of these characters would create an interesting twist on the X-Men movie franchise. The next chapter of the X-Men saga comes to theaters in May 2016 as the X-Men battle Apocalypse.