After Disney completed the deal of acquiring Fox, more details are coming out regarding the movies the Fox was working on leading up to the acquisition. Interestingly, X-Men: First Class write Zack Stentz recently revealed that Fox was working on a crossover movie that would bring superheroes from major properties Fox owned at the time.
While Stentz revealed the Fox’s plan to produce such movie, he said that the production ultimately fell off due to several reasons. However, the movie was initially planned back in 2011 before MCU became a major turning point for shared superhero universe.
He said, “My ex-partner (Ashley Miller) and I, when we were working at Fox and we were working on X-Men: First Class, we did a secret movie for them that, I can’t tell you what the plot was, but I can tell you that it used all of the characters, all of the Marvel characters that Fox had at the time in 2011. It used the X-Men. It used the Fantastic Four. It used Daredevil. It used Deadpool. Daredevil was still at Fox at the time. We almost had Paul Greengrass directing it, which would’ve been so cool, but he had another project to do instead. It didn’t end up going but it was a script I was really proud of and it would’ve been really good.”
If this is the case, then it’ll be interesting to see how Marvel decides to bring superheroes featured in the previous Fox produced movies in the coming years. Given that the merge was completed just recently, we will have to wait a long time to find out what happens to different superheroes. Given most of the movies might become R-rated to keep their popularity (mostly Deadpool), it’ll be worthwhile to see if Disney keeps up its interest to produce R rated movie when the studio ultimately decides to release a movie from the properties it owns following the acquisition.