Spinning off from one of the other threads, I wanted to discuss which X-men are popular enough or have a good enough back story to star in an X-men Origin Movie. In looking at the Avengers movie franschise, I think part of the reason the Avengers was so huge is because Marvel invested the time and money into building the world by having Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, and Captain America movies that laid the groudwork for Avengers. So what those movies did in addition to making Marvel money is they created the feeling that what we were seeing with Avengers is an all-star team of heroes being put together. The problem I always saw with the X-men movies is they essentially were Wolverine origin stories. The rest of the characters simply existed to support the story they were telling regarding Wolverine and Jean Grey. Wolverine already has been introduced and XFC is essenitally Xavier and Mags story with a bunch of obscure X-men thrown in.
So now we need a few more X-men characters to get origin stories but characters that are popular enough and have a good enough backstory that they can make money as well. Characters like Cyke and JG would seem out because while popular they don't seem to have a back story that exciting. Bias aside, I think Gambit would be a good one given if you trace his story from being an orphan to the guilds to the Mutant Massacre with Sinister and the Marauders as the villains. You could show Sinister in the background manipulating his life, his friendship with Scalphunter, his early battles with Sabretooth and also create a few more run-ins with the Marauders prior to him assembling them during the massacre. You then could have one big massive fight with the Marauders during the MM which then allows you to bring in the other X-men for cameos and set up the next movie.
Point is on the X-men who do you think aside from (Xavier and Wolverine) should get a solo movie that establishes them while making money so that we can eventually reboot the X-men and in a team of established superheroes like the Avengers?