This feature isn’t “Fox-Verse” news. By Fox-Verse, SciFiPulse means marvel movies depicting live-action legacy characters, before Disney purchased Fox Entertainment, in 2019. Currently, there’s lots of speculation about who will appear in what MCU projects, and when. What we do know for sure is the MCU multiverse is now “open”. But what will that mean for old Fox-Verse characters . . . ?
Spider-man No Way Home Events
Using Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to open the MCU Multiverse was a very smart move. We had already seen that it was a useable concept, during Loki: Season One. But now there are many, many possibilities. Sony still own full live-action Spider-man movie rights. Consequently, deals need to be struck. But now the MCU Multiverse has been accessed, we’ll almost certainly be seeing other characters, from different universes, come through and play a part. But perhaps not all of them will be totally new characters.
X-Men: Professor X, Wanda and Quicksilver?
Currently, there’s a great deal of excitement surrounding the new trailer for Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness (2022). Marvel fans are becoming convinced there’ll be an appearance by Sir Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier. The trailer does seem to suggest so. We have already seen Evan Peters‘ version of Quicksilver appear in Wandavision: Season One. It seemed to be explained, and tied up, but perhaps Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) could access the Multiverse, before Doctor Strange cast the spell? It’s possible, and the final scene in the last episode of Wandavision, after the credits, might well support that idea. But we also saw Evan Peters’ Quicksilver with his sister, during X Men: Days of Future Past (2014). So, could that yet be of any real significance, then? . . .
Making The Most of Fox Property and Smart Casting Choices
The financial security of the MCU is of paramount importance to Disney. In our recently published feature, Spider-man: No Way Home – MCU Multiverse implications, we said as much. Choosing to use certain characters from the Fox-Verse movies could work really well. It makes for some awesome possibilities, and even potential ret-conning, too, if needed. Of course, Disney don’t need to do so, but as they own the rights, they might as well allow the writers to keep their options open. It could also impact potential casting choices, too.
Using previously established Fox-Verse characters has many potential positives. Firstly, some actors are just perfectly cast, and fans loved the choice first time around. This means playing a safe game. Secondly, it helps hugely with choices for casting directors. And, it also keeps the door open for other versions of that same character, too. Thirdly, and finally, there’s plenty of untold stories, yet . . .