Marvel Studios Rumored to ‘Remodel’ the X-Men for ‘This New Era’, Wants Halle Berry to Return as Storm

A new rumor claims that Marvel Studios is planning to focus on the X-Men, but it might not be the X-Men most of us know and love, but rather the rumor claims that Marvel Studios plans to reshape the franchise for a new era.

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The rumor comes from the WDW Pro scooper via YouTuber Overlord DVD.

Overlord DVD details the rumour, “According to my sources, Marvel’s delay Blade was necessary due to the now public issues with the production. However, the delay also provided an opportunity to delay other opportunities that needed more time due to contractual issues and without having to provide any reason other than a reshuffle.

“I received this several days ago and that’s what I was told. I’m told Disney’s merchandising partners have all been told that X-Men is the next big thing for the MCU,” he explains, “Teams of researchers, focus groups, etc. are all determining how the X-Men should be reshaped for this new era.”

Overlord DVD then provided some examples: “Does Wolverine smoke? Does Gambit? How do other characters’ vices or orientations come into play with the audience? »

James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr in X-Men: First Class

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Later in the video, he continues the scoop he got from WDW Pro, “Marvel knows audience participation is down. That’s the key stat to know. It doesn’t matter if they have revenue equal or higher in times of high inflation. It matters if people are going to see Marvel movies and if they’re buying Marvel merchandise. The answer to both of these questions, according to multiple sources, is that they’re going down. isn’t even to address the situation with Disney+ MCU’s live-action issues.

“So Feige finds himself in a new place. The X-Men won’t just be brought to market at the direction of itself, its directors, and its writers. They are the subject of discussion groups,” he continues. “This is a situation on the bridge to repopularize the MCU.”

“Disney and Bob Chapek don’t want Marvel to become Star Wars, a franchise that is theatrically dead and no longer commercially persistent,” he concluded.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) in Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. &™. All rights reserved.

After providing some brief comments, he continued the scoop saying, “The delay of some of these movies, especially Secret Wars, is convenient for Marvel and Disney because it saves them time on the research side, but also to acquire the talent they want.”

“I was told they wanted Hugh Jackman’s announcement for D23 but were unable to finalize the details in time,” he continued. “There are other great actors that I’ve been told are tied to X-Men that they don’t have yet and want to acquire before the script. Specifically, I don’t think not that they’ve signed Halle Berry to take over Storm yet. And multiple sources tell me they hear they’re working on that right now. They also want Famke Janssen because they want Dark Phoenix to be a plot in the multiverse.

“Finally, I’m told they may have already signed Patrick Stewart for several films as Professor X, but they also want his likeness the same way they have the voice of Mark Hamill and James Earle Jones. You can imagine why they would want Stewart’s version of Professor X in perpetuity,” he detailed.

Halle Berry as Storm in X-Men: The Last Stand

Then he said, “Remember what was the lesson of Solo for good or bad? Audiences want to see the original actors play the characters they are known for. It was Kathleen Kennedy’s take-out. But Marvel ran into a problem acquiring everyone they need for the multiverse saga. Getting Hugh Jackman was a big deal. Getting Andrew Garfield, who I’m told is nearly done, is a big deal.

“The successful launch of this next wave of Marvel heroes is a decade, two decade impact,” the rumor reads. “And Phase 4 was basically a failure to build momentum. Marvel had to require certain retailers to take the Phase 4 merchandise with Avengers merchandise, because otherwise the retailers wouldn’t sell the Tier C character towels, mugs, action figures, etc.

(L-R): Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Karun (Harish Patel), Ikaris (Richard Madden), Sprite (Lia McHugh) and Sersi (Gemma Chan) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo by Sophie Mutevelian. © 2021 Marvel Studios. All rights reserved.

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“Some of these delays aren’t a reshuffle, but rather an opportunity to finalize deals for big names to bring back original cast when needed,” the rumor reiterates.

“It’s at least nice to know they have a problem behind closed doors. Victoria Alonso’s strategies simply did not materialize. They can’t get rid of She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight products. They are ready to make the transition to real moneymakers and they are desperate to get it right,” he concluded.

(L-R): Charlie Cox as Daredevil/Matt Murdock and Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk/Jennifer “Jen” Walters in Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. © 2022 WONDER.

The idea of ​​Marvel Studios moving forward with the X-Men makes a lot of sense. They recently announced Dead Pool 3 with Hugh Jackman reprising his role as Wolverine.

In addition to this announcement, The Hollywood Reporter revealed they pushed back The Fantastic Four to February 14, 2025 from November 8, 2024 and backward Avengers: Secret Wars from November 7, 2025 to May 1, 2026.

Source: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Marvel Entertainment

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It’s also been teased that Ms. Marvel might actually be a mutant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe despite being an Inhuman in the comics.

Bruno informs Kamala: “Kamala, there is something different in your genes. Like… a mutation. As he tells her this, a sample of the X-Men: The Animated Series‘ theme song plays in the background.

Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan in Marvel Studios’ MS. MARVEL, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All rights reserved.

As for the rumored parts of Marvel wanting the actors to reprise their roles, that also seems to come out of their playbook as Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield reprized their roles as Peter Parker and Spider-Man in Spider-Man: No Way back.

Patrick Stewart also reprized his role as Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Similarly, Marvel also had Evan Peters appear in Wanda Vision like Pietro Maximoff though that cameo was turned into a lewd joke depicting how far Marvel Studios has fallen in such a short time.

Source: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), Marvel Entertainment

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While Overlord DVD seems to be optimistic about this new rumor if it’s true, Marvel Studios hasn’t shown any evidence of a change of course. In fact, there’s an argument to be made that they actually doubled with She-Hulk to insult what were once their main fans.

The upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever film also decided to insult fans by casting Tenoch Huerta as Namor and then finishing changing the Atlantean origin story. In fact, they aren’t even Atlanteans anymore. They now come from a town called Talokan and instead draw inspiration from the works of Greek philosopher Plato Timaeus and Critias, it is inspired by Mesoamerican cultures.

Director Ryan Coogler makes this very clear when he states, “In our story, he represents Talokan, a hidden undersea civilization that is our reimagined version of the comic book kingdom of Atlantis.”

Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor in Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER. Photo by Eli Ade. © 2022 WONDER.

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Besides all these points, Disney CEO Bob Chapek has also made it clear that the company’s goal is to groom young children and indoctrinate viewers into disorderly and immoral lifestyles.

In an email to Disney employees in February in response to a Florida bill banning the grooming of children in public schools from kindergarten through third grade in February, Chapek wrote, “And because this fight is far more important than any bill in any state, I believe the best way for our company to bring lasting change is through the inspiring content we produce, the welcoming culture we create and the various community organizations we support.

Chapek continued, “There’s a reason content is at the top of this list. For nearly a century, our company stories have opened minds, inspired dreams, shown the world both as it is and as we would like it to be, and today more than ever, they represent the incredible diversity of our society.

“We are telling important stories, raising voices and, I believe, changing hearts and minds,” he added.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 23: (L-R) Natalie Portman and Disney CEO Bob Chapek attend the World Premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder at the El Capitan Theater in [Hollywood]California on June 23, 2022. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)

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