After incredibly high expectations following 2014’s X-Men movie, Days of Future Past, many fans were highly anticipating this year’s follow-up, which put the team against their greatest foe, Apocalypse. While some did enjoy the movie, most agree that film was incredibly mediocre in almost every way, falling drastically short of its predecessor. Following an unimpressive run at the box office, disappointing reviews, actor’s contracts expiring, and the franchises leading director not returning, the team at 20th Century Fox had to take a good look and decide whether pushing forward was really worth it.
According to THR, right now there is significant talk and preparation taking place at 20th Century of a franchise reboot. This would include an entirely new (undamaged) timeline, a fresh cast, and new writers.
Many look at these reports and get excited because it does sound like an ideal opportunity for Marvel to take back the studio rights to those characters, and incorporate them in the expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. If these reports of a reboot are true, this is some exciting news for fans of the X-Men, but even if the two studios are able to work something out, it is likely that they won’t share a screen until much farther down the line.
Adding to this news comes another report, this time claiming that the Channing Tatum-led Gambit film originally slated to release this year, has hit another significant speed bump. The future of this universe truly is looking dark, and it may be time for the team to hit the drawing board and start over.
What do you guys think? Do you want Fox to reboot their universe, or sell their rights back to Marvel Studios? Leave a comment below!