For the longest time, we’ve been wondering what the future holds for Fox’s Marvel films. They’ve been making these movies for the better part of 20 years, so with Disney potentially acquiring Fox, we can’t help but wonder what to expect from going forward. From what we’ve heard, Fox seems to be ramping up the development — but does that mean that movies like Silver Surfer will actually be happening?
If we’re to believe a rumor, then probably not. Brent Andrew from ComicGenre is claiming to have attended a speaking engagement from some high-level Fox production crew members, and the stuff he found was potentially disheartening.
According to him, X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be the last Marvel Fox movie, and that the X-Men and Fantastic Four heading into the MCU for Phase 4 is pretty much a done deal. Furthermore, it was stated that the creative teams behind the Fox projects will no longer be needed for the future. This supposedly even includes the burgeoning Deadpool franchise, which is a potential red flag here for me. When last we heard from actor Josh Brolin, they had a four-film arc planned for Cable. Does that mean the Deadpool and X-Force plans are null and void? It’s possible, but it does seem a bit odd for Disney to shoot themselves in the foot on that front.
The outlet also states that Dark Phoenix is headed into reshoots and that they had to actually rebuild sets that had previously been taken down. They then go on to speculate that the studio isn’t pleased with director Simon Kinberg — though they admitted to that part being conjecture.
On the whole, I’m not sure if I buy this rumor for a few reasons. The first is the source — I haven’t heard of this guy before or his site, and I have no reason to believe he’d have access to a speaking event that would pour out such details. Second is Brolin’s contradictory comments regarding Cable — and the fact that I don’t see Disney potentially slashing down a profitable, new franchise. Third is the acquisition in general. Last we heard, the earliest it could go through is summer of 2019. While I can imagine it takes a lot of planning to integrate these characters into the MCU, the fact is there is no knowing what the Department of Justice will say about the acquisition, and I don’t see Disney having any authority to wind things down until they know for sure what’s going to happen.
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SOURCE: Comic Genre