Seeing that Konami was willing to release a Bomberman game on Switch gives me some hope for Bonk's future, especially with Bonk's Adventure being added recently to Wii U eShop, but it's still very doubtful.
I've noticed that Gex has been getting a lot of hate, too. It seems people are trying to make him another Bubsy, yet Gex's games were actually quite successful back in the day. Sure, the 3DO bombed, but his PS1 career was met with very good reviews, especially part 2. Unfortunately, unless a character or franchise stays consistently relevant over the years, it seems people will just label it trash and try to reduce it to meme fuel or something.