Yes. Perhaps we can finally learn why mutants are bad but "normal" superheroes are OK.
I do wonder about that. I hope that if Marvel does get the rights back to X-Men, they will actually explain this a lot clearer than the comics. This is one issue that's always been bugging me about the X-Men franchise.
I always hear this and am a bit puzzled by it.
To me it's always been fairly obvious. True, I may have assumed it rather than having it stated in the comics, but I thought the implication was there.
Humans don't fear non-mutant superheroes because they got their abilities from some source. An accident, an invention, etc. They are single cases; rare (sort of).
Mutants are literally set up as humanities replacements. Eventually humans will be gone and only mutants will be around.
This is, of course, a flawed viewpoint since mutants ARE humans, but panic and irrational fear are all too common traits for humanity. So instead of seeing it as humans evolving, many see it as being replaced.
Just my take on it.
I think the reason why this has been problematic for many fans is because of the fact that both mutants and the characters who got their superpowers from an accident or from an invention can be viewed as being one of the same. It is understandable that humanity would fear the mutant population because they are considered the next step in evolution and humanity fears that, but most of the time, the X-Men look like any other human being, which is the same case for the other superpowered beings who are not mutants. Sometimes, it would be impossible for humanity to really tell the difference between the mutants and the super powered beings unless they outright told them that they are mutants or they got their powers from an accident since they all look like human beings themselves. The only way that humanity would tell the difference is if they come across a being who has a different appearance like Nightcrawler, but the same could be said about the Thing too, except that he's apart of the Fantastic Four, so he is a bit more accepted due to his associations to the Fantastic Four.