It’s the deal that’s been the talk of Tinsel Town for the past few weeks. Will Disney actually close a deal with 21st Century Fox to procure most of their assets? That has been a question that has increasingly leaned towards the answer “yes” as time has gone by.
While this would be another big get for Disney — who already owns most of the tentpole release dates throughout each year — one aspect fans are especially eager about are the prospects of seeing the X-Men return to Marvel Studios. After decades of being optioned out to Fox, they’ll be back home, and could therefore be incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as seen fit.
However, as excited as we are, it sounds like Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige is even more excited, if we’re to take the word of a new report from Deadline. Here’s what they had to say:
“Marvel’s Kevin Feige has an almost unblemished track record for success in superhero movies at Disney, and he lent his magic to resuscitating Spider-Man in partnership with Sony. He’s said to be eager to get his hands on the X-Men universe — Fox has Deadpool 2, New Mutants, Dark Phoenix, Gambit, X-Force and the James Franco-starrer Multiple Man all on the assembly line — and cross-pollinate the rich swarm of characters with the existing Marvel franchise heroes who show up in each other’s films.”
Of course, we hope that if this deal does go through, that Disney treads carefully. Personally, I’d love to see Fox continue to innovate with some of their other characters like Deadpool and The New Mutants. Those film franchises are off on an interesting trajectory that I’d love to see come to fruition. Plus with Dark Phoenix, I’m hoping they at least let things go through with however Fox had originally planned before incorporating them into the MCU narrative.
But as far as the Fantastic Four goes? Go nuts, Kevin Feige. Go nuts.
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