A new report suggests Marvel Studios could introduce the Fox characters to the MCU through joint projects such as The Defenders.
After Disney completed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, control over characters such as the X-Men and Fantastic Four was transferred to Marvel Studios. Since then, fans have been eager to learn how Marvel Studios plans to introduce the Fox characters to the MCU, though details on the company’s plans for the future have been limited so far.
Now, a Deadline report suggests Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige may not introduce certain Fox properties through standalone films and could gradually debut some heroes through “blended” projects with established MCU characters instead. An example suggested by the outlet is a project centered on The Defenders, a superhero team from the comics that has included MCU heroes such as Doctor Strange and the Hulk as well as Fox characters like Silver Surfer and Angel.
A version of The Defenders was the center of a Marvel/Netflix series of the same name and included Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. However, the terms of the deal between Marvel Television and Netflix prevents these Defenders teammates from appearing in the feature films for a set period of time.
During the Marvel Studios Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige confirmed plans to include mutants and Fantastic Four in the company’s projects for the future. However, details and release dates for projects involving the Fox heroes were no provided.
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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.