With the pending Disney/Fox merger on the horizon, it seems like everyone and their mothers are continuing to speculate on the future of the X-Men and Fantastic Four once the door is open for them to be implemented into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). And with Fox preparing for their upcoming releases of Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants, many are ready to see what the MCU could bring to the lore of X-Men.
At the same time, some have also speculated about the idea of implementing the current incarnation of the X-Men franchise into the canon of the MCU. While at New York Comic Con, Dark Phoenix star Sophie Turner was asked about the possibility of the current X-Men being implemented into the MCU, to which she responded:
I don’t know. I feel the complexities of the X-Men being shunned by society and segregated is not something that happens in the Avengers universe. Of course, I want to see them crossover but I don’t think the themes through X-Men will collaborate well with the Avengers. It’ll be very different. If they do it, I’d love to see how it turns out.
Given the dynamic in which the MCU views its numerous heroes and villains, it would be a bit hard to see how its society would view Mutants if they were to exist alongside the likes of Iron Man and Captain America.
Turner has an interesting point about the social commentary that X-Men explores, and her skepticism on whether they’d mesh well certainly makes sense. If anything, her comments suggest that the safest choice following the merger would be for Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios to fully reboot the X-Men from scratch once they are implemented into the MCU.
What do you make of Turner’s comments? Would you like to see this incarnation of the X-Men become implemented into the MCU? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from both franchises.
Dark Phoenix is directed by Simon Kinberg and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
“In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.”
Dark Phoenix opens in theaters on June 7, 2019.