Report: X-Men Film Slate May Be In Jeopardy After Disney/Fox Deal
With Disney finalizing its deal to buy Fox for over $52 billion dollars this past week, one of everyone’s burning questions was what would this mean for Fox’s Marvel Comics properties which include teams like the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.
Current films set to release are Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants (which was a planned trilogy) but now, any future plans that Fox had for their X-Men films may now be in flux.
As of right now, Deadpool (which will maintain it’s R-rating) seems to be the only safe bet at this point. The long talked about Gambit film is set to begin filming in March, Logan director, James Mangold, was keen on doing a spin-off featuring Laura Kinney aka X-23 but this all seems up in the air at this point in time.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, an executive said that the decisions would be left up to Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige. The source said, “Feige is going to be asked, ‘Do you want to continue on these developments paths?'”
However, many believe that the X-teams will be in good hands with Feige as he began his career as an assistant to X-Men producer, Lauren Shuler Donner. Even X-Men composer, John Ottman, believes in Feige. Ottman said, “Nobody is more passionate about these characters. Everything he touches turns to gold, and I can’t wait to see what’s next for Marvel’s mutants.”
One thing is for sure, it will be very interesting to see how all of this plays out. We will just have to wait and see.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter