James Gunn is surprisingly candid about the X-Men/Fantastic Four situation following news that Disney will acquire 21st Century Fox, saying that if Marvel had these characters from the beginning, then there was a real chance that Guardians of the Galaxy would have never been made.
Gunn is the most open representative of Marvel Studios to talk with the fanbase, and as such he’s taken to Twitter to address fan questions. When asked if he thought that Guardians would have been made if Marvel had the film rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four, Gunn explained that he really wasn’t sure:
It’s a hard question. Kevin Feige was into the idea of Guardians because of his deep love of Star Wars and space operas. But the Marvel Studios schedule might have been too glutted with content/movies and it would have never been made. https://t.co/UHeQLbT7Zy
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 11, 2018
The plus side of Marvel not being able to use some of their biggest characters from the start is that lesser-known characters could be subsequently elevated to stardom. But the good news for Marvel Studios is that, by acquiring the 20th Century Fox film division as a whole, Marvel Studios likely has more resources than ever to work on multiple projects at once. Heck, we might even get to see four or five Marvel Studios films per year if everything works out.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is available on home video and streaming. The film stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, and Kurt Russell as Ego. Many of these same characters are set to appear in Avengers: Infinity War, its sequel, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
20 Marvel Movies That Could Be Made After Disney’s Fox Acquisition
So the impossible has happened: Fox and Disney have recently agreed to a major deal, one which means that — aside from a few limitations with the Hulk and Spider-Man, who have their rights wrapped up with Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures — every major Marvel property will soon be able to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the plans for the remainder of Phase 3 likely won’t change that much, barring possible post-credits scenes showing major cameos being added on short notice, this development certainly gives Marvel an embarrassment of riches to work with for future film adaptations.
Since Marvel Studios had previously claimed that they have an outline for the next 20 movies they’ll make without the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, or any of their associated characters, I thought it would be best to similarly go all-out and suggest 20 more for the heck of it.
Here are, in no particular order, 20 movies that Marvel should think about making with a complete MCU at their fingertips. Click Next to get started!