Originally Posted by EvilClareToo
It seems to me that the more successful comic book films (such as Iron Man and the Dark Knight Returns) tend to stick far more closely to the source material. I don't get why Fox feels the need to change things so dramatically.
But in both of those cases, the title character is ONE character. They get a whole film to flesh themselves out. With the X-Men, they don't have that luxury. So they have to create a new history for the beloved characters, one that allows them to be on the screen together.