This month we saw Disney completing its takeover of 20th Century FOX. It is the same studio that produces the X-Men movies. This takeover puts the film rights to Marvel’s mutants in the same place as most of Marvel’s other characters. This means that there is a huge potential for a crossover between the X-Men and the Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes.
Simon Kinberg is directing Dark Phoenix, the next (and, many assume, last) of Fox’s X-Men movies. He’s also a longtime producer on the franchise. Kinberg is now out promoting CBS All Access’s reboot of The Twilight Zone, which he produced with Jordan Peele. Now he switched his gears to reveal which Marvel character he’d most like to see meet the cinematic X-Men.
Simon’s Interview with the Variety
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Simon Kinberg told Variety that he is a fan of many MCU characters. He also added:
“I guess I would say probably either somebody from Wakanda or Iron Man. I mean, I love [Robert Downey Jr.]. I’ve worked with him. I love what he does with that character. I feel he created the tonal template for the MCU with the first Iron Man movie, and so the notion Iron Man popping up in X-Men or Iron Man interacting with Deadpool is pretty exciting.”
Iron Man seems to be a safe pick considering Downey’s star power, but the note about Wakanda is interesting! All the Marvel Comics fans know that the X-Men leader Storm has a history with T’Challa, the Black Panther and king of Wakanda. The two knew each other when they were young and they resumed that relationship later in their lives. Storm then married T’Challa and became his queen. The marriage ended with an annulment for many reasons. But Storm and T’Challa rekindled that romance in recent issues of Black Panther.
We think that some fans would love to see more crossover within the X-Men films, with Deadpool teaming up with the core X-Men cast.
“Well, we did a little bit of that in Deadpool 2….like I shot a scene for Deadpool 2 where [the X-Men] pop up. In Deadpool 1, we had a reference where Ryan [Reynolds]’s talking about the messed up timelines of the X-Men movies. So I think there’ll be a lot of mixing and merging now and I’m all for it.”
Dark Phoenix is set to release on June 7, 2019.
On the other hand, which MCU hero do you want to see team up with the X-Men? Let us know what you think in the comments below.