Nine times out of ten, when it comes to film, the story is much more important than the characters. Sure, there are times when the central character outweighs the plot. This isn’t to make a judgment on either film, but when you have a character like John Wick, for example, we want to see him doing John Wick types of things. We want the action and we want the vengeance, but the actual plotline is secondary to him as a character. In most films, it’s plot, story, and theme first. This approach was how the folks at Marvel Studios were able to build the Marvel Cinematic Universe with what everyone considered “B-List” characters.
Now, while Disney’s acquisition of many of 20th Century Fox’s properties isn’t yet complete, it’s public knowledge that it’s only a matter of time. This gets us to thinking… If Kevin Feige and company were able to create something as big and as successful as the MCU is through characters like Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor, what are they going to be able to accomplish with the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and the already wildly successful Deadpool? The possibilities that are available are endless.
It’s not just fans and the people at Marvel Studios that are excited about the possibilities. Disney CEO Bob Iger seems to be eyeing it all as well. He’s already been on record discussing the Marvel merger, but he recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and they asked about Marvel’s plans to merge the Fox properties in with the existing MCU. This is what he had to say:
“I think it only makes sense. I want to be careful here because of what’s been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know. It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn’t be two Marvels.”
They also dove into specifics, like Deadpool possibly becoming an Avenger or something, but he wouldn’t get into anything like that. He did, however, speak to about Marvel Studios’ president and what’s on his mind when he said, “Kevin’s got a lot of ideas. I’m not suggesting that’s one of them. But who knows?”