Whaddya know? Disney’s going for it: “Walt Disney Studios has revealed that The New Mutants has once again received a new release date, this time set for August 28, 2020. The movie is set to open against Lionsgate’s The Courier, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel Brosnahan.”
You know Marvel’s “X-Men” as defenders of justice, but a TV show — in Hungary of all places — claims Wolverine and co. are guilty of stealing the theme song to their hit cartoon.
A guy named Zoltan Krisko is suing every media giant you can imagine — Marvel, Disney, FOX, Apple, Amazon and more — claiming the TV execs behind the animated series from the ’90s jacked the intro music from an even older show … called “Linda.”
Alas, this story about the folks behind the original X-Men animated show planning to pitch a revival to Disney isn’t nearly as awesome as I thought it was when I clicked ‘Add New’ in this site’s dashboard. Don’t get me wrong: the idea of a revived X-Men animated show, same format (but updated, of course), same story-lines? Awesome. So is the news that the studio’s gonna make that pitch. But them actually doing it would be the super-extra-awesome thing that I was going to write about.
At least, according to GeekTyrant. For those who don’t remember, The New Mutants is a horror X-Men flick that had been in development Hell (or maybe Limbo) over at Fox for a while. Maybe it was supposed to get rewrites, maybe it wasn’t, perhaps it was going direct to video — but GeekTyrant says that it’s getting an August 2nd release, so I guess it all got resolved.
When Disney was going to take over Fox we all knew that meant the X-Men franchise that Fox has been producing over the years was going to end. Well, according to X-Men: Dark Phoenix producer Hutch Parker, that’s not the reason why Dark Phoenix is going to be the last X-Men film in the Fox franchise.
According to Parker, Dark Phoenix was always meant to be the film to close out the franchise. While talking to CB at WonderCon, he explained that the development of the project led them to a “natural culmination.”
…but I have lost the thread of this iteration of the X-Men. I’m not sure which movies I should see first to make sense of Dark Phoenix. And I don’t even know how much to invest in this series now, given that it will eventually cross the event horizon that is Disney-Marvel. I mean, most of this is going to go away when they decide to bring in the X-Men to the MCU in 2021 or so, right?
But the basic point is correct: Marvel has an obvious way to rejuvenate the MCU, doesn’t it?
PS: There is a rumor of a possibility of a hint that Silver Surfer might have a walk-on role of some kind in Infinity War. Not to get your hopes up, or anything. And if that sounds like something would have leaked, well: you’d say the same of Spider-Man showing up in Civil War.