Marvel’s director Nia DaCosta has opened her first meeting with Marvel, one of her big ideas for an X-Men movie.
“I just nerded out,” DaCosta said. “I was like, here are the movies I think you should make! Galactus, Storm, and Scott Summers team-up movie! Blah blah blah!”
After this attack got out of the way, DaCosta felt grateful for Marvel’s surprisingly practical approach.
“She just made me go and go super-deep. And she also gave me a lot of confidence that I had the creative breadth to not just be basically a puppet on a string,” DaCosta explains.
It is unclear whether Marvel turned down the X-citing opportunity or just had other plans for the mutants already blocked. DaCosta clearly had the confidence – and knowledge – to come up with ideas that would contribute to Fox’s character character (now at Disney) at MCU, including an iconic Fantastic Four Evil.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige hinted in a 2019 interview with io9 the X-Men were not in the current five-year plan for the MCU – meaning a start date of 2025 for the arrival of the mutants looks likely.
Of course, plans can change, and we may even get a cosmic X-Men adventure sooner rather than later. Either way, we can be confident that the Candyman director will have his own vision for the Captain Marvel Success that should star Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Iman Vellani as Madame Marvel.
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