Rob Liefeld hasn’t worked on the ‘X-Men’ or for Marvel Comics in years but that all might soon be changing. While he did work on ‘Deadpool‘ in 2010 and work on the graphic novel ‘Deadpool: Bad Blood’ in 2017, there hasn’t been much done with the main X-Men characters in years. Now that Disney has picked up Fox and the cinematic X-Men rights will be heading over to Marvel Studios, there has been a fresh injection into the X-Men properties behind-the-scenes and Liefeld is likely part of that.
As to what has changed? According to the creator:
“Here’s the deal. Since the X-Men movies came out and Disney didn’t have them, I don’t know if you’ve ever paid attention, but Marvel kind of turned the volume down on the X-Men for almost 20 years. Now that they have them more, what was told to me was, ‘Oh yeah. Our budgets on the X-Men books are back up to what they used to be because now we own them all.”
With Marvel Comics having just brought the ‘Fantastic Four’ back into the fold, this does seem like the line of thought isn’t exactly out of place. Fans and insiders have all been sharing that there has been a bias by Marvel Comics against the Fox owned properties for years. True or not, it does look like Liefeld pitched a project that is set to go live next year and here is what he had to say about it:
“I have a new project, 2019, it’s a huge X-Men crossover…It’s awesome…Marvel called me up last Thanksgiving and said, ‘We want you to do a big story.’ I said well, let’s see if they’ll go for this, and I tried to do something no one has done before. So I gave them this pretty aggressive proposal for an event, and I can’t say what it is, I can’t say what it involves, got a lot of new stuff.”
A considerable crossover is what many fans of Marvel are sick of these days, but I’m sure we can all agree that one that involves “something no one has done before” is an exciting concept. What that is, we’ll have to wait until next year to see.
Are you excited that Rob Liefeld has successfully pitched a vast ‘X-Men’ event to Marvel Comics? Do you think that the creator can find the same success with the publisher that he did in the early 90’s? Share your thoughts below, True Believers!
Source: Movie Web