Is Marvel Killing Off the X-Men?
I dunno if I believe that Marvel would kill off the X-Men. Especially when you consider how many characters connected to them that are still major cash cows for Marvel. Wolverine, Deadpool, and so on. Still, I definitely understand where people getting scared by this are coming from, and I sympathize, though I’d tell them to try and keep holding on for now.
It is no secret: Marvel is having some trouble with 20th Century Fox.
The long and short of it is that before Marvel Studios formed to create the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it sold off X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool to Fox. This was to make the original X-Men and Fantastic Four movies, with the next one being X-Men: Apocalypse. Now that Marvel is continuing with their own universe and going forward on the comics, it does not give them full income from and control over those characters. This has made them start to de-emphasize them in the comics world, with the Fantastic Four being broken up as a team and the X-Men are beginning to be downplayed in the universe in favor of the newish Inhumans.
Now as Marvel begins its biggest relaunch in years with sixty new #1s, it appears as if the X-Men are going to be murdered…
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