Hi folks. My brain is finally beginning to unclench from work pressures and there's the prospect of actual time off in quantity in the near future (as opposed to the onesy-twosy stuff I've had to take here and there since the end of February). Hopefully, this will mean getting my own D&D game back on track as well as considering something else to run in the not-too-distant future.
As it turns out, it's the lack of continuity that got me thinking: What if one were to launch an X-Men Universe wherein "First Class" (the movie, not the comic) was the only piece of canon? So, Erik Lensherr: Suave International Nazi Hunter is canon. As is swinging 60s Charles Xavier, a furry blue Beast as a founding X-Man, Mystique as Charles' adopted sister, and so on.
Also, there are no other types of superhumans. The FF, the Avengers, whatever...not in this setting. It's a bottle universe. If you have superpowers, you must be a mutant. Maybe an extraterrestrial, once they show up, but mutants are the default assumption for PCs.
The tone would be distinctly "Spy-Fi," something the movie did a great job of conveying. Players could even create their own versions of existing Marvel mutants, with altered backstories to account for the new continuity, which will borrow elements from all eras and incarnations of X-Men.
Of course, what I've typed above is the entirety of my thoughts on the matter so far, but at least it's got the juices flowing.