Report: Promising Update for MCU’s ‘X-Men’ Reboot

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In March 2019, Marvel Studios regained the film rights to X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool following Disney’s acquisition of Fox for $71.3 billion.

These characters are set to join the MCU. In October 2020, the ‘X-Men’ and ‘Fantastic Four’ films were rebranded as “Marvel Legacy films” on Disney+. Notably, Patrick Stewart reprised his role as an alternate Professor X in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,’ and Kelsey Grammer returned as Beast in ‘The Marvels.’ Additionally, ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ will bring Deadpool and Wolverine, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, respectively, into the MCU continuity.

The ‘X-Men’ reboot has been discussed for a while, but it was the success of ‘X-Men ’97’ that truly got things moving. With the mutants’ popularity among Disney’s audience, it seems work on the project has intensified in recent months. Recent reports brought to like by Jeff Sneider on John Campea Show confirm this, indicating that the studio is nearing the hiring of a writer for the reboot, with an official announcement expected soon.

This news might thrill some fans, but it could also disappoint those who were hoping that Beau DeMayo, the writer behind the successful animated series, would be involved in the live-action reboot. After episode 5’s release, fans went wild because the show was “that good.” Many took to social media to petition for DeMayo to be reinstated after his sudden and controversial firing just days before the season 1 premiere.

Even if a writer is chosen, don’t expect the mutants to join the MCU anytime soon, based on recent reports. It seems it will be quite a while before we see them in the MCU.

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