So Stan Lee said he thinks Marvel is trying to get the film rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four. He also believes they’ll get them one day.
First off, I do not blame them for wanting their property back. I am sure I would do the same. Plus Disney wants to own everything. They’re the big Corp that everyone loves. I’m not haft as crazy about them as most but it is what it is.
Now I don’t care about the Fantastic Four one way or another. Part of me wants Fox to keep it so Marvel fanboys will be pissed. However if they gave them to Marvel that’s fine.
Now when it comes to X-Men, I don’t want Marvel to have it. I know some fans want it to happen. Maybe it will. I personally don’t want it to. For one, Deadpool and Logan would not have been made. I like the MCU and it’s very family friendly (not a bad thing). I don’t think they’ll do an R rated MCU movie. Closes you get is the Netflix series. They are in the MCU yet very much their own universe. You might get a Deadpool series but who knows who’d be the star since Marvel wouldn’t want a connection to the Fox version.
In the X-Universe they are no superheroes. It’s basically the world we live in but parts of humanity have started evolving and they are called mutants. While you have blue shape shifting mutants it has always felt more real world than any MCU movie. People die. Buildings don’t happen to be empty so the heroes don’t look bad. Hell, both heroes and villains have great points I agree with and both have done horrible things. It is relatable to anyone who ever felt like can outcast. People looked at me weird for how I dressed in high school. I couldn’t imagine what others had to deal with.
My point is X-Men is an world of humans and mutants. Not heroes and villains. Good and bad people. MCU is heroes and villains. Regular people are not seen unless they’re friends with the heroes or props to be saved.
Now if mutants become apart of the MCU than what is the difference between Hulk and a mutant? Spider-Man’s DNA mutated but he’s a superhero because he wasn’t born a mutant right? While hardcore fans will understand the so called casual fans will have to figure this out and hopefully the filmmakers make it easy.
Yesterday I seen a headline about the MCU being too complicated. If you are new maybe but that’s solved by watching the past movies like you should with any series. With Marvel none of them been complicated to me. I haven’t seen all the MCU movies but I doubt I’ll be lost when Infinity War is out.
Marvel keeps things simple. It works. Adding mutants into the mix could be complicated. In a world full of superheroes and gods, how do you make mutants feel special?
lastly, in 2018 we’re getting 3 X-Universe movies. Dark Phoenix, Deadpool, and New Mutants. That couldn’t happen in the MCU. Now you get those movies along with the 2 or 3 Marvel is doing. I think it’s great. That’s up to 6 superhero/marvel comic movies. That doesn’t include Aquaman or whatever Sony is doing with Venom.
I own every X-Men movie. I love or enjoy most of them. X-Men Origins: Wolverine wasn’t good but I liked their Sabertooth and his relationship with Logan. The Last Stand is OK. Apocalypse wasn’t as bad as everyone says. I liked it but not my favorite. I quiet liked The Wolverine.
Of course I’ve rambled too much. Sorry. Feel free to tell me I’m wrong! I don’t mind leaning new things or have my mind changed.