2016 has been a year of firsts for the superhero genre. Deadpool was the first R-Rated success story. Batman v Superman was the first chapter in DC’s fledgling film universe. Even Civil War was the first time iconic Marvel heroes had fought on a large scale. Soon, Doctor Strange will be the first installment for a brand new superhero. So why, with all these stellar firsts, can we not shake the feeling that the X-Men franchise just took a massive step in the opposite direction?