Deadpool’s Creator Is Cooking Up A Big X-Men Crossover For Marvel Comics


This fall, fans of wallcrawlers will have the opportunity to indulge in the highly anticipated Spider-Geddon, but we imagine lovers of mutants are just waiting for the next major event that’ll shake the X-Men‘s corner of the Marvel Universe to its core.

Fortunately, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld looks to have just what the doctor ordered, as the House of Ideas have enlisted his help for such a monumental mashup. In fact, he spilled the following beans while speaking at Wizard World in Austin:

“I have a new project, 2019, it’s a huge X-Men crossover…It’s awesome…Marvel called me up last Thanksgiving and said, ‘We want you to do a big story.’ I said well, let’s see if they’ll go for this, and I tried to do something no one has done before. So I gave them this pretty aggressive proposal for an event and I can’t say what it is, I can’t say what it involves, got a lot of new stuff.”

Given that, we obviously have nothing in the way of teaser art to share at this point in time, though it’s comforting to know that Marvel aren’t ignoring the X-Men as they’d been for some time. Actually, it had everything to do with those characters being featured in movies distributed by another studio, but that’s all changed following Disney’s acquisition of Fox, which was something else the industry legend touched on:

“Here’s the deal. Since the X-Men movies came out and Disney didn’t have them, I don’t know if you’ve ever paid attention, but Marvel kind of turned the volume down on the X-Men for almost 20 years. Now that they have them more, what was told to me was, ‘Oh yeah. Our budgets on the X-Men books are back up to what they used to be because now we own them all.'”

Depending on when in 2019 Marvel decides to launch the X-Men crossover in question will determine when we’ll have more info on said project, so we advise that you keep watching this space. In the meantime, though, you can satisfy your fix for the Merc with a Mouth by picking up Deadpool 2 on Blu-ray.

Source: Movie Web