Kaldath’s Corner: X-men and Fantastic Four going home!

Who is this stranger ? Could it be a rare Kaldath sighting ? Why yes, yes it is! I know you haven't seen a post from me for a good long time now, and that is because I have more or less retired from the land of Heromachine and left you all in the the fine hands of JR. Retired as I may be today I came across some news that I just had to share. News that is sure to shake up the MCU forever. According to this article - https://io9.gizmodo.com/its-official-the-x-men-and-fantastic-four-are-coming-b-1821139320 - Fox and Disney have come to an arrangment to bring The X-Men and The Fantastic Four under the banner of Marvel Studios! That's right the X-men and the FF are about to come home to Marvel as part of the MCU! This is Big folks and I for one can't wait!!!!

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8 Responses to Kaldath’s Corner: X-men and Fantastic Four going home!

  1. As Fantastic news as this is (geddit 😉 😉 ) I don’t think they should have either in the MCU. X-Men would be way too unwieldy to bring in and should probably be left with their own seperate series. Fantastic Four could be done, in the same way that they’re planning to do Captain Marvel, but they’d need to be very careful with doing them. We’ve seen that doing a young (Ultimates) version of the team doesn’t work and the older version of the team has to be handled well, the right team dynamic (more family than anything), getting the right characterisations for each member, not jumping on Doctor Doom straight away (or if they have to at least make him as close to the comics as possible, because God knows the last two incarnations were aweful).
    I’m more excited about the associated characters that are now available for Marvel to use. They’ve now got access to Kang (which is huge) and Galactus (which is huger) as well as the associated characters that come with the World Eater like Terrax and, of course, Silver Surfer. All of these characters don’t need The Fantastic Four to work and any of them could be the main villain of an Avengers movie, especially if they’re trying to ramp it up after Thanos.

  2. William Peterson

    Ramp things UP from Thanos? I say thee NAY!!!
    Oh, I’m a fanboy, all right…. but all these Comics that try to crowd every single
    character in the Universe into one issue, because some Super-duper, Mega-powerful,
    Ultra-Villain shows up… are not exactly good for plot development!
    Keep it small, keep it focused, and put your hearts and souls into making a GOOD
    Comic or Movie, rather than an awesome, yet meaningless Spectacle, and you’ll have a far
    better product, that’s more approachable, and easier to work into continuity…
    Yes, it’s good that the X-Men and the FF are back where they belong.
    Let’s not make everyone rue the day that they spent so much on the cast credits,
    that they didn’t have time to film the movie, okay? 😀

  3. I’m glad Marvel is getting to put Fox in their place. If it wasn’t for Fox Marvel wouldn’t have had to stop the X-men Comics Just because Fox got to make the movies they thought they owned them but if they did they wouldn’t have had to put Marvels name in the movie title.

  4. The Atomic Punk

    Marvel has already stated that the fourth Avengers movie will be the finale of the current MCU. However, the Disney buyout will have an affect on any plans that were already in place. I think the merger might be “too much of a good thing.”

    Disney will probably spin Marvel in a direction that might cause the people already working in the MCU to quit. That doesn’t automatically mean the MCU will decline. It may even improve. While Marvel movies and TV have stretched almost to the breaking point, I think the consolidation of the MCU, X-Men, and Fantastic Four will result in an inferior product. My bias is that I have never been a Disney fan. And, I don’t think cinematic FF is worth it at this point.

  5. About time!!!!!!

  6. Missed you, Kaldath. More so than the Fantastic Four. About the only good thing I could say about the last FF movie I saw was the blind lady in the bar as a grounding and hope-building influence on The Thing was superbly acted.

  7. I know everyone is excited for this merger and what not but am I the only one that is worried that phenomenal movies such as Logan and Deadpool will never see the light of day again because they’re going to get Disney-fied. Like they can have FF but leave X-Men so that things like the aforementioned movies can happen. That’s just my opinion, I could be wrong about this whole thing but yeah…

  8. The Atomic Punk

    KJR1998:
    I know everyone is excited for this merger and what not but am I the only one that is worried that phenomenal movies such as Logan and Deadpool will never see the light of day again because they’re going to get Disney-fied. Like they can have FF but leave X-Men so that things like the aforementioned movies can happen. That’s just my opinion, I could be wrong about this whole thing but yeah…

    Not to mention Marvel on Fox such as The Gifted and Legion. I like Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D.. But will Disney move the mutant franchises over to ABC? Especially with Inhumans being in the mix (for now).

    Fantastic Four could slide in with the explanation that the team in fact went through terrigenesis. Where have they been this whole time? Given the arc of this season’s Agents, why they were trapped in the speed force… er, a time bubble that was created by the aliens who sent the agents into the future. This is the kind of contrition that I expect from Disney!

    While mutants are “children of the atom,” Inhumans are latent mutants whose powers need an outside push. So that ties everyone under the bow of the Kree directly manipulating human evolution. Apocalypse was a Kree! This would have worked IF Marvel had not split between the MCU and Fox studios.

    It still could work. Remember, Avengers is coming to a close. So Disney has an incentive to ret-con the Marvel Universe. Which means melting the central processors of Skynet to calculate how many new movies and franchise spin-offs that will be! I expect Disney to do this. Cha-ching!

    Now on to the small screen. The Gifted has been really good. The mid-season finale was shocking. Legion was very confusing to anyone not familiar with the story. Then, just as they explain everything and the show really starts moving.. SLAP! Wait for Season 2 coming in 2018! I don’t envision these shows’ levels of intensity and grit should Disney decide to takeover.

    Moving Fox TV over to ABC is not the same as Time-Warner moving Supergirl from CBS to the CW. With the upcoming Black Lightning series, we are practically one more Crisis Crossover away from a newly-formed Justice League! However, the Arrowverse’s direction is for another time.