The “X-Men” franchise as we know it needs to end so that the Marvel Cinematic Universe can reinvigorate its characters after the Disney-Fox merger.
Upcoming “X-Men” movies, “Dark Phoenix” and “The New Mutants,” have faced delays and extensive reshoots, which could spell trouble.
The franchise’s timeline has become a convoluted mess, and the movies are only good when they ignore it.
The MCU would breathe new life into the X-Men characters like it has others, but Disney shouldn’t be afraid to hit the pause button either.
It’s been 18 years since the original “X-Men” movie arrived in theaters. It kickstarted a superhero movie revolution, leading the way for “Spider-Man” and other, less successful movies to follow in the immediate years after.
Since then, the “X-Men” franchise has grown into its own cinematic universe, before that term was even mainstream. It’s spawned prequels, sequels, and spin-offs — some better than others. The Marvel Cinematic Universe owes a lot to the “X-Men” franchise, which has managed to churn out movie after movie over such a long period of time.
And now, the “X-Men” franchise as we know it needs to end — if only to survive. How it should do so is by succumbing to its …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology