I know that Marvel keeps saying that they’re not going to reboot the universe after Avengers vs. X-Men, but if they were…? They should go with Aaron Diaz’ amazing reboot idea:
I wanted to make an X-Men reboot that plays to the strength of the concepts, namely growing up as a teenager, dealing with those who are different and how to deal with those who hate you. The primary change in my setting is that the mutations have a clear sci-fi foundation rather than just being random superpowers. Mutants being “the next stage in human evolution” was biologically dubious in the 60s, and now it’s just corny. Additionally, I think the X-Men premise only really makes sense in a setting without other superheroes.
Revising the familiar X-Men history completely – and combining it with parts of Jack Kirby’s Eternals mythology – Diaz recreates the X-Men as something that’s got the right flavor of the series, but without a lot of baggage… Plus, his character makeovers (both visually and history-wise) are spectacular. Seriously, go check it out and you’ll end up wanting this as much as I do.