An idea crossed my mind the other day when I skimming through Wikipedia pages (and when I realized Heroes was a blatant rip-off) that could work as a trilogy. The first film in the series, which would actually be a reboot in the sense that Batman Begins was, would consist of the original five X-men: Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, and Marvel Girl. They would, of course, fight Magneto - but this would be the only time they would do so. It would be an homage to the first issue, but not exactly a direct adaptation. There would be additions to the team in the second film but there would be a focus on only five characters much like the first: possibly Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Wolverine, and Jean Grey. Beast will develop the serum for mutation (turning him into the hairy, blue creature most know), Wolverine will be encountered as an adversary at first, and Cyclops and Jean Grey will start their relationship. They'd fight the Sentinels. Then in the third one we'd go through another change in the five and they'd fight Apocalypse. There wouldn't be a huge team of villains, maybe on here and there as a nuisance but nothing really important.
That's my nerd card for the day.
"It's the least most of us can do, but less of us will do more."