Dark Phoenix is set to bring an end to the 20-year X-Men cinematic franchise, but something that’s arguably overshadowing that is all the interest in where the Children of the Atom go next now that Disney has bought out Fox and Marvel Studios has the rights to the characters. The general feeling is that Kevin Feige will simply reboot them all, but do the cast of the upcoming movie have any clue either way?
ComicBook.com caught up with Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Alexandra Shipp (Storm) and Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and asked if they were aware of what might happen in the future. Specifically, Sheridan was asked if he’d be up for a Cyclops solo film, as Avengers: Endgame writers Markus and McFeely have said they’d like to tackle Scott Summers in the MCU.
Unfortunately, Sheridan says he and the rest of the cast haven’t had any talks about this as yet, leaving their continuing relationship with the franchise in doubt.
“There weren’t any talks with us. I don’t know if there’ve been an internal conversation.”
Speaking generally, Sheridan went on to add that he hopes that Disney and Marvel continue to mine the potential in the X-Men universe, whether that means spinoffs and solo films or not.
“I don’t know. I think this franchise has a lot of potential, it always has. I’d love to see it continue in some form, even if there spin-offs and characters do their own movies independently. I think it’s definitely something that should be explored.”
Lots of spinoffs was certainly what Fox was planning before the merger, with the likes of Gambit, Multiple Man, X-23, Rogue and others on the slate. However, Disney’s recently-released schedule confirms that there are no more X-Men movies coming over the next few years. Other than The New Mutants, that is, which is finally dropping in February 2020.
Eventually, though, Marvel will restart the X-Men franchise how they best see fit. Before then, however, you can witness how the Fox era ends with Dark Phoenix when it hits cinemas on June 7th.