In a recent podcast appearance, Kevin Smith weighed in on the X-Men and Fantastic Four joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
During his podcast Fatman Beyond, Kevin Smith discussed the fact that two of Marvel’s most iconic teams were finally going to join their superhero counterparts.:
“It means that the things we’ve been hoping for are gonna come to pass. Kevin Feige and the Marvel Universe get to play with those toys sooner rather than later.”
They then discussed how the Fantastic Four and the X-Men might enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers 4. He most notably cited how they might be able to top the big Thanos snap:
“They don’t even have to do it. I guess on one level you could be like, ‘How do we top killing half the Marvel Universe?’ By bringing them back and bringing in, like, ‘Fuckin look at the X-Men! Even though we’ve seen him a thousand times, this is our X-Men now! The better X-Men!'”
From the sound of things, Kevin Smith is eager to have the two teams come over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The actual story of how this all happened is arguably more interesting then some of the films that were the result. Back in the 1990s, Marvel sadly had to declare bankruptcy after a series of poor decisions that contributed to the near collapse of the enter industry. One of the ways that the company got itself out of that hole was to sell off the film rights to its properties to various film studios. These included but were not limited to Fox buying the film rights to the Fantastic Four and The X-Men. The end result has been over a dozen films with mixed reactions that none the less have had fans eager to see both teams return to the more recent Marvel Studios and it’s own universe.
What do you all make of Kevin Smith’s reaction? Do you want to see the X-Men and The Fantastic Four return to Marvel? How do you think they’ll accomplish this? Let us know what you think in the comments below!