X-Force film is dead: Three reasons why it’s a good idea

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D-Day has come for Fox’s X-Force which likely leaves New Mutants as the final film of the Fox’s unnamed Marvel and that’s a good thing.

There’s a bittersweet feeling in the air for fans as the Disney/Fox merger gets closer. Fox had some hits and misses as it pertains to their Marvel characters. Considering an entire Marvel Cinematic Universe exists where the X-Men and Fantastic Four, it’s understandable why some fans aren’t beat up over the news.

Disney did their best with scrap pieces left over from the X-Men. Fans were afforded the opportunity to see Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, though they weren’t referred to as mutants. Nor were they part of the entity that is the X-Men universe, so the news is sweet. Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) died a heroic death in Avengers Age of Ultron. Meanwhile, his sister, Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) lives on with Disney planning to give her (and Vision) a series.

And there’s the other side of the of the death to X-Force. Fans looking forward to seeing Deadpool return with his ragtag group of friends are undoubtedly bitter. According to Deadpool and X-Force creator, Rob Liefeld, the movies Fox had planned won’t happen.

Fans who loved what Fox did with Deadpool 2 and possibility of the X-Force coming to the big screen aren’t happy about the news. The news comes as a bit of a shocker considering Deadpool’s success. Fox and Ryan Reynolds made Deadpool arguably the most recognizable X-Men thanks to their unique approach to the movies.

Now that X-Force is dead, New Mutants may end up being the final X-Men movie from Fox. Of course, there’s an off-chance Gambit could begin production — odds are, it ain’t happening.

We were more likely to get a Peyton Reed Fantastic Four movie before Gambit. In all likelihood, if Fox was willing to disband the X-Force, they’ll shut down any other Marvel project.  With the merger becoming official; the smartest thing Fox could do for fans is to disband their Marvel universe.