Dark Phoenix is set to release in cinemas soon and it brings with it the end of the X-Men era that started with 2011’s X-Men: First Class and has been intrinsically linked to all of the previous X-Men films, dating back to 2000.
With Disney’s purchase of Fox it is only a matter of time before the X-Men are introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, although that is many years away according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. It has been widely presumed that when that time comes, the X-Men will be recast which will enable the future characters to start fresh and not be attached to anything that has happened in previous films.
Whilst speaking with comicbook.com, Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), confirmed that the current cast have not been spoken to about returning in the future.
There weren’t any talks with us. I don’t know if there have been any internal conversation. 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 are spin-offs and characters do their own movies independently. I think it’s definitely something that should be explored.
In all likelihood, we probably won’t be seeing any of the current X-Men cast return when they make their impact in the MCU. Of course it makes sense to recast the characters, but we’ll definitely miss James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as Professor X and Magneto. But at least it looks promising that we’ll still get Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.
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