To me, my X-Men fans, The X-Men’s arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is imminent. We know that Patrick Stewart will be making a much-welcomed return as Professor X in Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness. Speaking of Multiverse of Madness, it would appear that none other than the spellbinding sequel’s screenwriter Michael Waldron will be helming a new X-Men project for Marvel Studios.
This revelation was inadvertently divulged by fellow Marvel scribe Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, who was a co-writer on Thor: Love and Thunder and producer on Hawkeye. The pair were chatting on Instagram, and for some explanation, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson caught her foot in her mouth and revealed that Michael Waldron is allegedly working on the MCU’s upcoming X-Men reboot.
Happy Birthday, Jennifer!
Below, you will see the post regarding her birthday celebration where Michael Waldron commented:
“Good luck with your life”
To which, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson responded with this jaw-dropping surprise:
“good luck w writing x men”
Take a moment to pick your jaws up before we continue.
We can all thank Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, wish her a happy belated birthday, and the best of luck in talking to Kevin Feige who would undoubtedly have some words to say about her spilling such a big secret.
To The MCU, Feige’s X-Men!
Until now, we haven’t received much intel regarding upcoming X-Men projects other than the Disney Plus series X-Men ’97. However, that series has no ties to the MCU, it’s just a follow-up to the beloved X-Men: The Animated series, Michael Waldron is not involved. Given the nature surrounding Waldron’s potential involvement in this new project, it would be reasonable to assume that is a live-action theatrical feature film or Disney Plus series. It’s possible that this X-Men project and the “Mutants” project we announced last year are indeed one and the same.
Maybe Marvel decided to go back to basics and have the upcoming reboot be simply titled X-Men. At the moment, we do not have any other information regarding this mutant project other than Michael Waldron’s possible involvement, so the exact nature could be anyone’s guess.
Disney acquired Fox, subsequently gaining the film rights to X-Men and other related characters in 2019, so we already knew it’s only a matter of time before we see them in the MCU. Since then, Kevin Feige suggested that it will be about five to six years before we finally see the homo-superiors in the MCU. Well, about three years have passed. As our elders would say, “time waits for no one”.
“To varying degrees of specificity, it’s always about 5 to 6 years out versus what we’ve announced. So whatever that takes us to. It has been heavily discussed, as you might imagine. And we have a good feeling of where it’s going and when it’s going, but that all remains to be seen.”Kevin Feige via Collider
A Brief History On The X-Men In Film
The first two live-action films were pivotal in modernizing the superhero genre as we know it. The suits may be boring and far from comic-accurate but the subject matter from the source material was taken seriously and handled respectfully as issues surrounding prejudice and civil rights were given priority, and minorities who can relate were given a voice.
Unfortunately, X3: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine happened, sullying the good name of the franchise. Since then the quality of the film series has been inconsistent, varying from amazing to absolutely nonsensical. Now that the MCU is the new home for the X-Men, we can expect to see future projects reinvigorate the IP, I hope we don’t end up disappointed.
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