Kristian Williams explains why the X-Men movies should stay true to the characters’ costumes.

“The X-Men have a very complicated role in the Marvel Universe. They aren’t celebrated like other heroes; they’re misfits and outcasts and kids on their own, and a lot of them don’t have families. And that costume that the students wear is sometimes the only thing that gives them any sense of belonging. It’s not just a uniform, it’s a symbol of the unification of the group, while also being a representation of individuality, because that’s what’s being an X-Man is about. It’s a celebration of self-identity.”