Christmas came early this year. I am absolutely astonished by the move. Not that I know all the business behind it and what portions Fox is selling – because the reports indicated it was selling parts of the company to Disney.
But there’s only one branch of rights we give a damn about. X-Men, Deadpool and the Fantastic Four.
Honestly, I could give a damn about the Fantastic Four. Mr. Fantastic sucks and the Invisible Woman is ehhh at best. The Thing and Human Torch are cool, but not cool enough to outweigh the other two.
I will say, Marvel better make a joke about Chris Evans and the Human Torch if he shows up. (And Michael B. Jordan, if his character doesn’t get smoked by Black Panther.)
But the X-Men and Deadpool are far more important. Might force Hugh Jackman to break out the claws again, since he did say the only way he’d keeping portraying Wolverine was if the X-Men joined the MCU.
Now that the Disney masterminds have control of the X-Men, we’re all going to be reminded fairly quickly why these are the best characters in all of Marvel.
Although, I’m not sure what this means for the actors who’ve been X-Men for 21st Century Fox. It’d unfortunately make sense if Disney wanted to drop them to avoid further confusion. Which would suck for them. The only character who certainly won’t be recast is Deadpool. One of the best superhero castings without question (Definitely another blog topic down the line.)
In fact, tomorrow’s post will be about who should continue forward with their roles with the move to the MCU.
But I have a question before you worry about their contracts: How do you integrate mutants into the MCU?
I know Marvel will find a way, we know Fox did with its masterpiece, X-Men: Days of Future Past. But you can’t do a complete wipe. Just doesn’t make sense.
I legitimately have no idea how they’re going to do it. Don’t have a single thing to propose at the moment. Probably because I’m still in shock about this whole thing.
One thing I’m willing to bet will happen, the Inhumans are going to drop off. They’ve been fine in agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. but that new show is supposed to suck. The books suck. It’s just been a poor development with some BRUTALLY boring characters.
But now Marvel can stop forcing the Inhumans down out throat.
My other take on all this: it may be impossible for DC to pass up Marvel in theaters. Not that they need to, but that always seems to be their aim.
And for those who love superhero movies and shows, things are only going to get better.