Dark Phoneix writer/director Simon Kinberg and producer Hutch Parker recently revealed how the upcoming slate of X-Men movies in development will be affected by the Fox/Disney merger.
Ever since the Fox/Disney merger was announced, fans have been wondering what that means for the upcoming release slate of X-Men movies like Dark Phoenix, New Mutants, Gambit, and Multiple Man. Dark Phoenix recently released its trailer to mixed reception, just before moving its release date once again. Now, both Dark Phoenix and New Mutants are finally due to hit next summer but some fans are still wondering if that means the end of the Fox/X-Men series for good.
Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker recently spoke with Collider about the studio merger. Though Kinberg and Parker remained vague enough as to not hint at the end of the franchise for good, they did reveal that apparently not much has changed on their end of the business. This is what Kinberg had to say about the merger below.
“The status [of the deal] I won’t speak to because that’s above my pay grade, but we’re just continuing to make movies that we make and developing movies that we’ve been developing for years now, like Gambit, or finishing movies like New Mutants and Dark Phoenix and Deadpool, that comes out this Christmas, and others, Multiple Man, other movies we’ve been working on we continue to work on.”
Parker went on to reiterate that the studio is still moving forward with business as usual.
“Until the deal is completely finished—which has in principal terms been agreed to by the two boards but it hasn’t yet gone through the final approvals that go through the government. But until that’s done, Fox has to remain Fox and perform as it would as if it wasn’t up for sale. So for all intents and purposes you proceed as business as usual.”
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding the X-Men franchise as more information becomes available. What’s your opinion on the merger? Are you happy to see the team go back to Marvel or would you have preferred to see this new cast play the roles for another movie or two? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!