Why Bringing Fox’s X-Men Into The MCU is a Bad Idea
They have been one of the beloved entities in the history of live reaction Marvel stories, but we explain why bringing Fox’s X-Men into the MCU is a bad idea.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has, to this point, been the ultimate place for fan engagement; with the Marvel fandom in a collective frenzy of theories and speculation.
Since its Super Bowl Sunday trailer, much of that speculation has been pointed toward just who could appear in the long-awaited MCU sequel, with certain scenes indicating that one beloved Marvel character could be set to appear.
With the multiverse now in full swing for Marvel’s lauded Phase Four- thanks to the tragic events of Spider-Man: No Way Home– there is seemingly no limit to the properties that could become major players for the MCU in the very close future.
With that same trailer hinting at the iconic return of Patrick Stewart’s Professor X in the MCU incarnation of the Illuminati- a secret society explored within the source material that is composed of some of the Marvel Universe’s smartest beings to protect reality- there was a rabid celebration from fans.
But the reality is, no matter how much fans adore the nostalgia of these classic Marvel film characters; bringing Fox’s X-Men into the MCU is a bad idea…
The beauty of time is the blessing of perspective, and with time apart from Fox’s various X-Men films have come to the adoration of the classic nature of their impact on cinema and the fandom; with many overlooking the very divisive reception of these films.
Hugh Jackman’s turn as Wolverine, and some other performances, are indeed brilliant and should be championed, but the overarching quality of the X-Men films seemed to lessen during its initial run.
For the MCU to revert to focusing on the Fox incarnation of these characters would be a tremendous mistake; especially considering how fantastic Marvel has been at casting their various characters.
This still doesn’t factor in the reality that those films took place 20 years ago; with the aging cast only diminishing the education aspect of the films that made them so poignant, the X-Men throughout their comic history has been, for the most part, younger people.
It is a delicate tightrope to walk, but the X-Men are too beloved, and sport too vast history of tremendous stories, to not be revamped with the signature Marvel level of excellence.
the MCU needs its own X-Men, and bringing back the character created and established by Fox over 20 years ago is just a bad idea…