According to Bleeding Cool, X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be the last X-Men movie released by Fox because it’s believed that Disney would have completed their purchase of the studio by that time (and it goes without saying that Kevin Feige is just itching to get his hands on characters like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four–and let’s not forget Doctor Doom, Annihilus and Galactus).
And that’s is a good thing. The X-Men movies–once a crown jewel of Marvel Comics, in their time certainly more popular than Captain America, Iron Man or Thor––has been significantly less so in movies.
And I believe that their descent has a lot to do with the way they have been treated in the Fox movies, which is typically uneven (when they’re not being inconsistent).
And before anyone even thinks Deadpool, that movie was literally an aberration. Fox management were intent on NOT making that movie, that is till an effects test ‘leaked’ (who’s responsible is to this day unknown, though my money’s on either Ryan Reynolds or Tim Miller) and they saw the rabid response to it.
Then there’s Fox’s fetishization of Wolverine, neglecting the rest of the X-Men in the process.
So I for one can’t wait till we see the X-Men under the Marvel Studios banner.
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