As we continue to play catch-up this week with all the various interviews and information that spilled-out from San Diego Comic-Con, there is yet another nifty hypothetical coming from MCU screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The pair are behind Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.
While speaking with MTVNews, Christopher Markus revealed an idea of how he would suggest going about adapting a new take on the X-Men for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
MARKUS: “I’m intrigued what they’ll do with the things they’re getting back from Fox. I’d probably go slow.”
“If you wanted to, you could conceivably take the “The Avengers” model. Again, this is pure speculation, you could make solo movies and bring them together as the X-Men. We’ve had so many models of the school, the Xavier School, and while that is canon in the comics maybe there is another way to think about it.”
“You don’t’ want to make them just like The Avengers, but you also don’t want to make them exactly like the movies they’ve already done”
MCFEELY: “That’s the only thing I will guarantee, that Kevin isn’t going to do it like you’ve seen it done already.”
Christopher’s sentiment seemingly echoes Kevin Feige’s previous statements to IGN last weekend concerning the X-Men.
FEIGE: “Mutants and X-Men are interchangeable, I just said mutants. But yes, anything we do will be quite different than what’s been done before”
Deadpool seemingly is the only pre-MCU X-Men character carrying over at the moment (possible that other characters from his movies could as well), but he was absent from the Phase 4 announcements and isn’t too surprising given they just got the rights back fully only recently.
Storm, Rogue, Gambit, Cable, and Psylocke certainly have had next to zero of their backstories told in the X-Men films which would ripe for their own solo movies, I’d even argue that Wolverine still has yet to get a solid origin film. I don’t hate this idea by any means but which how short the new Phase models have been I’m not sure they’d go that route.
I think it’ll be a while before we hear some concrete news about an X-Men movie, but fingers crossed they take the advice from Christopher Markus about making solo movies first which could help put the other X-Men characters on the level of Wolverine in the global zeitgeist.
SOURCE: MTV NEWS