DISNEY AND FOX DEAL COMPLETED! BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
If you’re a frequent visitor here on SuperMovieManiac, then you know I like to cut to the chase and not dance around speculation… and I certainly take a distaste for subliminal, click bait articles.
So far, all I’ve seen from people that are reporting the Disney/Fox deal is:
“THE XMEN ARE NOW A PART OF THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE!”
“HUGH JACKMAN MIGHT REPRISE HIS ROLE TO APPEAR IN AVENGERS 4 AS WOLVERINE!”
“DOES THIS MEAN DEADPOOL IS A DISNEY PRINCESS NOW?!”
Okay, people need to understand that yes, Disney/Marvel Studios have worked out a ($50billion+) deal with Fox, much like they did with Sony when they implemented Spider-Man into the MCU. If the X-Men are to be implemented, it won’t be for a few years, and it certainly won’t be the X-Men we’re currently seeing on screen.
When the X-Men do become part of the MCU, it will be after Fox’s X-Men series is down and out. Fox have ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’, 'New Mutants’ and 'Deadpool 2’ on the way, as well as the 'Gifted’ TV show that’s currently on air. Do you think all those properties will just suddenly be dragged into the MCU continuity abruptly and nonsensically?
If anything, for the time being at least, it’ll just give Marvel an expanded assortment of characters to pick and choose from. For example, when Marvel made a deal with Sony, they suddenly had access to all of Spidey’s villains and side characters. This will give Marvel Studios free range to use characters such as Galactus.
I don’t see the current X-Men franchise dying anytime soon because of the multiple projects that are either on the way or currently on your TV screens. When Marvel are eventually allowed to implement the X-Men into the MCU, it will be a 100% reboot/revamp, completley disconnected from the current X-Men franchise (just like they did when casting Tom Holland as a whole new Spidey).
Keep all of this in mind and don’t start expecting the cast of X-Men to suddenly barge into the fray, because it’s NOT going to happen the way all the news articles are making it out to be. All this can be applied to the Fantastic Four too; another Fox property.
Spread this around like a Marvel disciple. Stop misinformation!