Marvel Comics may share one universe, but when it comes to films, that’s a different story.
Sony has their Spider-Man-Less universe, Disney has the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and FOX has X-Men and Fantastic Four. But since Disney acquired Fox earlier this year, for $71 billion, many are hoping things are going to change. And it looks like that may be happening. Just how soon remains to be a question.
Disney CEO Bob Iger recently spoke about what the merger could do for their Marvel properties. But one thing is for sure, Iger believes that there should not be “two Marvels.” Check out the story here below.
Iger spoke to THR in an interview about the future of Disney and its many properties. We already posted a story about what their future is for Star Wars films. In this portion, we learn that the acquisition is still in the very early stages; however, Iger believes that Marvel should be supervised by one entity. Here’s what he had to say:
THR: How is Marvel going to absorb Fox’s X-Men franchise? Is Kevin Feige going to oversee everything?
Iger: I think it only makes sense. I want to be careful here because of what’s been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know. It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn’t be two Marvels.
Looks like he couldn’t exactly answer the former. But answering the latter tells us that whatever future FOX had for X-Men may be coming to a close. Though it is unclear what Marvel’s plans may be for their future Marvel properties. They have so many avenues to explore such as a traditional theatrical release or they could release the new films on their Disney Play. But that’s just speculation on my part.
But there are some characters that could become an Avenger.
So Deadpool could become an Avenger?
Kevin’s got a lot of ideas. I’m not suggesting that’s one of them. But who knows?
If that happens, would Deadpool keep is foul-mouth or would he revert to a softer milder fourth wall breaking merc with a mouth? Last year, Iger had this to say about the possibility of having Deadpool on their Disney slate.
“It [Deadpool] clearly has been and will be Marvel branded. But we think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like Deadpool. As long as we let the audiences know what’s coming, we think we can manage that fine.”
Adding such a character would expand their brand. However, if Deadpool were to ever cross over with other heroes, would that mean he would have to tone it down? We will just have to wait and see.
But at least we know that Marvel properties are planning to be under one umbrella when everything is said and done.