Cameron Crowe has an unusual X-Men movie pitch
Almost Famous director Cameron Crowe expresses interest in directing an X-Men spinoff movie starring the light-generating, music-themed mutant Dazzler.
almost known director Cameron Crowe recently confirmed that he wants to develop a x-men movie about a specific music-themed mutant: Dazzler.
Crowe expressed interest in directing a spin-off starring the lesser-known superhero in an interview with rolling stone. “Throw me a Dazzler movie! Let’s do it,” he said. The filmmaker named English singer-songwriter Dua Lipa as his top choice to play Dazzler, whose mutant power allows him to convert sound into different forms of light. “Making a movie like that could be awesome,” he added. “You can have character development and all that deep stuff and also have spectacle. You can do that. And it’s clearly going there.” It should be noted that Crowe was speaking hypothetically and there is no indication that Marvel Studios currently has a Dazzler movie in the works.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has announced that a new x-men movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity was in the works in 2019. The announcement came shortly after Marvel Studios parent company Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, the production company that owned the rights to the X franchise at the time. Updates regarding the project have been thin on the ground in the years since, however, Feige assured fans that the MCU debut of the X-Men “came closer” in a recent interview.
The Growing Presence of the X-Men in the MCU
Feige highlighted Dead Pool 3 as an example to come of great x-men characters being integrated into the continuity of the MCU. Dead Pool 3 is the first entry in the series set in the MCU and features Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool and Wolverine by Hugh Jackman to the shared universe. Other x-men crossovers in recent Marvel Studios productions include Patrick Stewart reprising the role of Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Ms. Marvel enshrining the concept of mutants into MCU canon.
Despite the return of familiar faces such as Reynolds, Jackman and Stewart, the consensus among fans is that Marvel Studios will overhaul the x-menheroes and villains in the new movie. It’s not yet clear which actors the studio has in mind for the project, however, several stars have already become fan favorites for certain roles. Notably, Nope‘s Keke Palmer is frequently cited as a favorite candidate to play Rogue. Palmer continues to dig into this fan cast, even sharing a photo of herself in elaborate Rogue cosplay to coincide with Halloween.
Marvel Studios’ x-men reboot does not yet have a release date.
Source: rolling stone