During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, a producer discussed Marvel Studios’ plans for the X-Men franchise following the conclusion of the current iteration with Dark Phoenix.
With Marvel Studios now in control of the X-Men franchise after Disney’s successful acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, Dark Phoenix marked the end of the film series that launched in 2000. However, Dark Phoenix‘s poor box office performance and the underwhelming reactions from audiences means the franchise, widely credited as being among those that kick-started the current superhero movie trend, will close with a whimper.
Nonetheless, most fans were already looking beyond Dark Phoenix in anticipation of Marvel Studios’ plans for the X-Men film series. However, a producer noted Marvel Studios is in no hurry to bring back the X-Men film series for now:
“There is no rush to bring the X-Men to the marketplace after this. And when they come back, it’s going to extend Marvel’s run another 10 years.”
Are you disappointed to hear Marvel Studios’ won’t likely introduce the mutants into the MCU for a while or is it the right call to let the franchise rest?
Here is the official synopsis for Dark Phoenix:
This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.
Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
Dark Phoenix will be released in theaters on June 7, 2019.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter