X-Men: Dark Phoenix hasn’t been doing well with fans and critics ever since its premiere last weekend. Now, after it’s disappointing debut a new report suggests that Marvel Studios isn’t at all in a hurry to bring the X-Men to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Dark Phoenix’s most recent flop.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and his team over at Marvel are trying to take it slow with the X-Men after the release of the most recent installment in the mutant franchise. Sure, the X-Men might add to the lifespan of the MCU, but Marvel definitely isn’t in a hurry to run things along.
“There is no rush to bring the X-Men to the marketplace after this,” an unnamed producer told the publication, “And when they come back, it’s going to extend Marvel’s run another 10 years.”
This barely comes as a surprise. Even before Dark Phoenix’s premiere, Marvel already had hesitations about bring the X-Men into the MCU. Sure, the studio would have a whole platoon of characters at its fingertips, but Marvel would want to do it right. The studio would have to make sure that the introduction of the mutants would fit in with the rest of the narrative of the franchise.
Now, Marvel’s going to have to take even more time introducing the X-Men because the franchise’s last film, Dark Phoenix, was a flop. The studio’s going to have to wash that off the mouth of the fanbase first before anything else. Such a shame that the film didn’t really work.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is currently screening in cinemas.