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Marvel: the 12 X-Men films in preparation before the Fox takeover

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May28,2024

Now that Disney has purchased 20th Century Fox, the operating rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises belong to 20th Century Fox. Marvel Studios. However, before this historic acquisition in 2019, Fox still had to produce numerous films around the X-Men license. The proof with these 12 aborted projects:

Marvel: the 12 X-Men films in preparation before the Fox takeover

12) A film about Kitty Pryde

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Originally, this project is presented under the title Movie 143. Not much was known about this project, but apparently director Tim Miller (Deadpool) and writer/writer Brian M Bendis were part of the adventure. Elliot Page, who camped the character in X-Men: The Last StandandX-Men: Days of Future Past had to be replaced by by a younger actress. The project was carried out rejected when Tim Miller was engage in Terminator : Dark Fate, then cancel during the acquisition of Fox. Too bad, that would have been better. cool to see a film about the girl who walks through walls…

11) Exiles

Marvel: the 12 X-Men films in preparation before the Fox takeover

In 2017, director Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Dark Phoenix) revealed that he was working on a mysterious project called Exiles. In Marvel comics, the Exiles are a team of superheroes made up of characters from different backgrounds. alternative reality annuities&àgrave; Earth-616. Frequently affiliated with the X-Men, we find variants of our most famous mutants. The team was generally composed of 6 members. As soon as one of them dies, they return to their own reality, and are quickly replaced. by another variant. Among the members of the Exiles, we can notably find the daughter of Diablo and The Scarlet Witch or a female version of Namor. This project still remained very mysterious but would have allowed the X-Men license to head to the multiverse.

10) Alpha Flight

Marvel: the 12 X-Men films in preparation before the Fox takeover

Also in 2017, Simon Kinberg also revealed that he was working on an Alpha Flight film. This team, little known to the general public, made its first appearance in 1979. Mainly composed of Canadian mutants, Alpha Flight operates mainly in Canada and America ;Northern Africa. Guardian, Vindicator, Northstar, Aurora and Snowbird were recurring members of this team, quite cult within comics.

9) Multiple man< /h2>

Marvel: the 12 X-Men films in preparation before the Fox takeover

Multiple Man , we quickly meet him in X-Men: The Last Stand in the guise of Eric Dane. But James Madrox only has a short appearance in the film by Brett Ratner. Surprisingly, the actor James Franco is a big fan of Multiple Man. And in 2017, the star decided to to embark on the production of a solo adventure for this underemployed mutant. He was to produce and play the lead role. It was even rumored that the project would beclassified. R. But above all it was classified without continuation.

8) The new mutants

Marvel: the 12 X-Men films in preparation before the Fox takeover

Directed by Josh Boone, The New Mutants is the latest Marvel film stamped with 20th Century Fox at having seen the light of day. Taken by Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton, the feature film focuses on younger mutants, relatively unknown to the general public, held prisoner in an unfriendly psychiatric hospital. Far from the protection of Charles Xavier, these young mutants must fend for themselves. Initially, The New Mutants was the first segment of a trilogy. But the project fell through &àgrave; water when the Fox was bought by Disney. Basically, The New Mutants was moved &àgrave; on numerous occasions, notably on cause of the COVID-19 pandemic. And the catastrophic press and spectator feedback ended up burying the sequel project.

7) X-Men: Origins

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Following; Following the release of X-Men: Origins Wolverine, Fox hoped to produce several films of the same style. Indeed, the studio wanted to launch a whole range of X-Men Origins and thus tell the genesis of its greatest superheroes. Shortly after the release of the Gavin Hood film, it was rumored that Tornado and Magneto were going to go through the X-Men: Origins box. But faced with the very poor feedback from X-Men: Origins Wolverine, the studio preferred to go with it. focus on X-Men: The Beginning. However, the X-Men Origins were still officially in the works.

6) X-23

Marvel: the 12 X-Men films in preparation before the Fox takeover

Face à àgrave the immense critical and popular success of Logan, Fox wanted to capitalize on X-23. The young mutant played by Dafne Keene made a strong impression in the film by James Mangold. The young actress gave an impeccable performance in the role of Laura. Face to face with This impressive performance, James Mangold had started &àgrave; develop, with screenwriter Craig Kyle, a script around the figure of X-23. But the filmmaker's other projects and Dafne Keene's contracts slowed down the development of this very exciting project. But it could be that X-23 faces his big return in Deadpool & Wolverine.

5) Gambit

Marvel: the 12 X-Men films in preparation before the takeover of Fox

For the moment, we have not come across any the road to Gambitin live-action than’à only one occasion. It was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and the character was played as a character. by Taylor Kitsch. If X-Men Origins: Wolverineturned out to be Being a failure, Fox still wanted to capitalize on the character of Gambit. Much appreciated! comic book readers, the character fully deserves his spin-off. A project that has passed in several hands. In 2015, Fox announced plans to bring the character back. Channing Tatum is attached to to the project as producer and main actor. A release date was even set for 2016. Many directors have been involved in the release. approached. Rupert Wyatt, Doug Liman and Gore Verbinskiwere at the top of the list. But each of the three directors had creative differences with the studio. We don't know much about the project, except that Mr Sinistre would have been created. the main villain after having been killed. teasé in X-Men: Apocalypse and Logan.

4) Deadpool 3< /h2>

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And yes, before the project became Deadpool & Wolverine and be attached to In the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Deapdool simply had to return in a third Fox-branded adventure. It was rumored that Deapdool 3was to be a sequel to the X-Force project, also in the studio's pipeline. Eventually, the project evolved. to becomeDeadpool & Wolverine, and maybe that's not too bad.

3) x-force

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After the joke of Deadpool 2, 20th Century Fox intended to present the real X-Force to the public. His public. Exit the cheesy ones from Deadpool 2, Cable, Psylocke, Deadpool, Domino, Colossus, would all have been members of X-Force. The project was developed by Drew Goddard, but could not be achieved. before the acquisition of Fox.

2) dark phoenix 2

Marvel: the 12 X-Men films in preparation before the acquisition of Fox

And yes, against all odds, X-Men: Dark Phoenix needed to be developed on two parts. Simon Kinberg had further ideas and wanted to further develop the story of Jean Gray in a second film. But the bad feedback from Dark Phoenix has heated up the game. Fox, which, in any case, was bought by Disney.

1) A new crossover

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In 2010, Fox wanted to develop a huge crossover between all of its Marvel licenses. Thus, the The studio wanted to adapt, in its way, the comics Civil War by Mark Millar. The idea was to confront the X-Men and Fantastic Four in an ideological and physical clash. Paul Greengrass had even been approached to make the film. But Fox has changed. shouldered his rifle and preferred to head to X-Men: The Beginning.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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