- Each the upcoming “Darkish Phoenix” and “Avengers: Endgame” will mark a conclusion for this period of their respective franchises.
- Followers should not count on the X-Males to be teased in “Endgame,” however as soon as the Disney-Fox merger closes, the characters may very well be launched within the Marvel Cinematic Universe after this 12 months.
Each the “X-Males” franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we all know them will change drastically after this 12 months.
Fox dropped a brand new trailer for the subsequent installment in its long-running “X-Males” sequence, “Darkish Phoenix,” on Wednesday, and it teases an finish (it is much less on the nostril about it than the primary trailer, which featured a tune known as “The Finish” by The Doorways). It even reveals the dying of a serious character, and director Simon Kinberg instructed Leisure Weekly “tlisted below are actually different main casualties” within the film.
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However even with out the ominous footage launched to date, it was obvious that “Darkish Phoenix” can be a turning level for the franchise.
Disney, which owns Marvel, purchased Fox final 12 months in an industry-shaking $71 billion deal, and the merger is predicted to shut early this 12 months. At that time, Disney will personal Fox’s Marvel characters — which embody the X-Males, Implausible 4, and Deadpool — and the Marvel Cinematic Universe can have entry to them. “Darkish Phoenix” is predicted to be the ultimate main “X-Males” film below Fox, apart from a “New Mutants” spin-off that involves theaters in August.
Followers should not count on the X-Males to be teased within the MCU’s “Avengers: Endgame,” although.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige instructed Selection in December that he hadn’t been given the greenlight to develop initiatives for Fox’s Marvel characters but. Meaning it is unlikely that any reference to the X-Males would have been authorised for “Endgame,” which hits theaters in two months. Nevertheless, he did say that it is “wanting very, excellent and will occur within the first six months” of 2019.
“Endgame” additionally marks an finish of types for the MCU. Feige has mentioned that the present period of the MCU is “gearing in direction of a conclusion” with the film, and Disney CEO Bob Iger has mentioned that the MCU will “attempt a brand new franchise past ‘Avengers'” sooner or later. After “Endgame,” veteran MCU actors like Chris Evans are anticipated to retire from their roles.
The MCU will likely be in want of contemporary characters as soon as that occurs, and after this 12 months, Marvel will likely be free to make use of the X-Males in any capability. Disney is creating MCU spin-off TV reveals for its upcoming streaming service, Disney+, which might pave the best way for an introduction to a brand new rendition.
The timing could not be higher for “Darkish Phoenix” and “Endgame” to each mark a conclusion for this period of their respective franchises.
Watch the brand new “Darkish Phoenix” trailer under:
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