Should the 'X-Men' franchise move to the MCU? | The Tylt
Should the 'X-Men' franchise move to the MCU?
Marvel geeks have been longing for a crossover between the "X-Men" and "The Avengers" franchises. Others simply want to see the X-Men part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hugh Jackman told Screenrant he'd be interested in playing Wolverine again under the MCU. He said:
If that was on the table when I made my decision, it certainly would have made me pause. That’s for sure. Because I always love the idea of him within that dynamic, with the Hulk obviously, with Iron Man but there’s a lot of smarter people with MBAs who can’t figure that out [laughter]. You never know.
Screenrant's Molly Freeman writes that the "X-Men" franchise joining the MCU would be bad for fans. Fox has "Deadpool 2," "The New Mutants" and "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" coming next year. Several other X-Men-related movies are in the works.
So then, if Fox were to be acquired by Disney, what would happen to this X-Men franchise? Well, the 2018 movies would likely be released, since a deal of this magnitude would take time to finalize, but the fates of the other films would be in question. Marvel Studios may choose to scrap everything in development so as to bring the X-Men into the MCU – though that wouldn’t happen until Phase 4 launches in 2019 since their movies up to that point are all planned and in various stages of development.
But Digital Spy and other outlets are reporting that Disney and 20th Century Fox couldn't reach a deal.
A disappointment perhaps for some fans who were hoping for a crossover of Disney and Fox's Marvel assets, but perhaps a relief for some who worried about one company having such an enormous influence over the film industry (for example, Disney banned the LA Times from screening following an article the studio were unhappy with - now journalists from other outlets are boycotting screenings in support).