Making a movie is hard. Every project involves a lot of talented people's blood, sweat, and tears. Those bodily fluids are then mixed together in a giant vat until they are a smooth, black slurry. Then that slurry is drunk by a director who speaks the incantation and then, infused with the sacred powers, makes a movie. If he says the incantation right, we get a film charming enough to inoculate us against the pain of living in this crapsack world.
The problem arises when the Money Men (a species of parasitic squid that scurry around the bottom of large creative projects) sneak into the vat of movie-juice and take a big old steaming shit right in there. Just a huge plop of crap right into that pristine blend of blood, sweat, and tears. And when we drink our cinematic elixir, we are poisoned, and we don't even know it.
Marvel Fought In A Court Of Law To Get Mutants Defined As Non-Human
X-Men have appeared in comics, several Saturday morning cartoons, and eight movies, each with their own baffling continuity. But through all that, the stories have stayed true to one simple idea: Our mutant heroes, though different, deserve to be treated the same as all other human beings. In fact, the X-Men can easily be tied to the most topical civil rights questions of the day: In the '60s, Professor X and Magneto could be compared to Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, while today the stories are usually read as a gay rights parable.
And Marvel stands by this 100 percent. Mutants are people and deserve equal treatment, until that idea costs literally any money, in which case the whole damn thing can, well ...
I don't like to use dirty words.
Back in 1994, Marvel and Toy Biz went to court to argue that their X-Men action figures are non-human monsters rather than human dolls. Why? Because money, obviously: Imported human dolls were taxed slightly more non-human dolls. That's right: Our toy import laws are speciesist. Go make a Tumblr about it.
So Marvel's lawyers went to the judge and said, "These characters can't be human: Beast is blue! And Wolverine has scary claws!" The argument was literally that the characters shouldn't count as human because they look different. Even though, in the case of Wolverine, it's because a mad scientist mutilated him against his will.
If he's human, then why can't he walk? Checkmate, SJWs.