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Just because Marvel Studios is skipping the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con does not mean there won’t be a total dearth of Marvel movies on display. Bryan Singer has just announced that he will be screening footage from the highly anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse during the festive three-day weekend.
Marvel Studios decided to skip out of Comic-Con because parent company, Disney, has its own promotional convention-like events planned. So, why is X-Men: Apocalypse being promoted and not Ant-Man or Captain America: Civil War?
The answer revolves around licensing and ownership rights. Not all Marvel movies are “really” Marvel movies. In other words, they are not produced by Marvel Studios. The rights to certain characters have been licensed out to Sony and 20th Century Fox. Fox owns the cinematic rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four characters. Fox can do all the promoting at Comic-Con is wishes even if Marvel Studios is choosing to take a pass on the event.
X-Men: Apocalypse is going to be a very highly-anticipated new film in the series reports Stephen Murray CCMP Capital. Set in the 1980’s, the film closes out the most recent trilogy. A reboot is the planned next step, but all that might change. A lot of interest is being garnered over the film since the previous entry, X-Men: Days of Future Past was so well received. Hopefully, the third film will maintain the same level of creative brilliance as the two films that preceded it.
Super hero properties are set to start heating up the box office at theaters for the next few years. Fans of the movies can expect to see a lot of different characters rolling into cinemas. One franchise that has a lot of fan support and a whole lot of great characters to choose from is the Twentieth Century Fox X-Mex. The mutant characters have experience a rebirth thanks to the First Class stories and movies.
According to Screen Rant, one of the standalone projects that is getting a lot of attention is the film centered on Gambit. With Channing Tatum set to bring the card throwing mutant to life, expectations are high for the movie that is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2016. With news that the film will tie into the larger X-Men universe that is already underway, fans can expect some twists on the particular adventure the character is set to undertake.
Gambit is one of the more popular characters in the X-Men world, and fans are going to want a better version of the character that debuted in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Producers and Tatum are keen on delivering on those expectations to hopefully create a few movies for the character. With more than a year until the release date, it is still early to plan sequels, but fans should be confident that the producers and the lead actor are moving in the right direction.
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