The X-Men franchise under 20th-Century Fox has given some wonderful flicks that were well received, while others faced criticism. After the high feat of Marvel taking over the formidable characters of the franchise, fans are chomping at the bit for the reboot of the epic universe. Since then, not much has been done to integrate the characters into the MCU.  As per the most recent update, genuine progress is now being made on the movie’s revival, as writers are actively reaching out to pitch on the project.


Marvel’s X-Men reboot gains momentum with potential writers’ discussion

The X-MEN casts
The X-Men characters

Disney acquired 20th Century Fox in a massive, landmark deal in 2019, which included the rights to the characters from X-Men and Fantastic Four from the franchise. This development is exciting for fans, as the X-Men movies are getting new updates about their MCU reboot.

As for timing, with the recent end of the 5-month-long strike of writers, Deadline reports that the MCU is meeting new writers to brainstorm ideas for the upcoming reboot. However, there is no rush to hire the writer as the release date of the movie hasn’t been declared yet.

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A still of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

The X-Men movies on Fox were popular and profitable. It boasted a total of seven films, including X-Men (2000), X2: X-Men United (2003), and X-Men: First Class (2011). Furthermore, they also released a successful spinoff of Wolverine, featuring movies like X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), The Wolverine (2013), and Logan (2017). The upcoming reboot holds the potential to redeem the franchise after it caused serious disappointment from the 2019 movie, Dark Phoenix. 

The reports didn’t mention the names of the writers. Therefore, it is important to note that we can still expect an official announcement from the studio in early 2024. Since Disney values the high IP of X-Men, they won’t hurry through the creative process.

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Marvel strategically drops clues about X-Men in MCU shows


Despite Marvel introducing the X-Men reboot, the franchise has already teased the fans, dropping some hints in their movies and TV shows. For instance, in the end, credit scene, Mrs. Marvel tossed a word called “Mutants”, which is central to the X-Men series. Hence, it is evident that Marvel is strategically laying the groundwork for the X-Men in their hypernatural universe.

The last movie that featured the mutants, produced by Fox, was dropped due to the pandemic. It has been a long time since the franchise has graced the big screen with its high-octave action and gripping stories.


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Wolverine and Deadpool for Deadpool 3
Wolverine and Deadpool

As of now, the only upcoming live-action project in the universe that is based on mutants is Deadpool 3.  And the excitement reached new heights when it was revealed that Ryan Reynolds had successfully convinced Hugh Jackman to return as Wolverine for the forthcoming Deadpool reboot.

Marvel is also exploring the world of X-Men with its new animated series X Men-97, which is a throwback to 90’s classic animated series and is expected to debut in early 2014 on Disney+. Currently, Marvel is working on projects for Phases 5 and 6, such as Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. The X-Men reboot will likely occur only after the aforementioned flicks, possibly not until late 2027.


Source: Deadline

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