Marvel Studios’ new ‘woke’ president, Victoria Alonso, is considering dropping the ‘Men’ from ‘X-Men’ to make the brand name ‘inclusive’.
In a recent interview with Nuke the Fridge, Alonso, who was promoted to president of Physical, Post Production, VFX and Animation just four days ago, “hinted in the internal thinking that the name ‘X-Men’ isn’t inclusive enough.” . .’
‘I don’t know where the future is going. It’s funny that people call it the X-Men, there are a lot of female superheroes in that X-Men group, so I think it’s outdated,” she said.
Alonso added that other Marvel non-film properties are undergoing similar “woke” changes, a corporate guideline that Kevin Feige, a longtime Marvel executive, has been working on in recent years to better integrate the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the comic books, which tended to to a change in ‘wake up’.
The newly minted president has also been behind an effort to turn eternal Marvel villain Loki into a “gender-fluid” character.
Victoria Alonso, pictured, who was promoted to president of Physical, Post Production just four days ago, ‘suggested the internal thinking is that the name ‘X-Men’ isn’t inclusive enough’
‘I don’t know where the future is going. It’s funny that people call it the X-Men, there are a lot of female superheroes in that X-Men group, so I think it’s outdated,” Alonso said.
While the potential name change for one of Marvel’s biggest properties is rooted in a more “progressive” approach to the characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DailyWire reports that the underlying rationale is to create opportunities to link various Marvel characters from disparate and successful film franchises to “a larger universe of movies.”
Disney had bought the rights to X-Men last year after acquiring 20th Century Fox. Since then, Marvel Studios has been trying to integrate X-Men characters into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to screen frenzy.
Since acquiring Marvel, Disney has slowly incorporated elements of the X-Men franchise into its other properties, with the Disney+ series “Wanda-vision” introducing SWORD, a fictional American extra-governmental intelligence agency, which was initially part of the X-Men universe.
Meanwhile, the Marvel/Disney+ television miniseries ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ featured the fictional criminal-run island of Madripoor in maritime Southeast Asia, which is usually associated with stories from the X-Men series.
The newly minted president has also been behind an attempt to turn eternal Marvel villain Loki (pictured) into a ‘gender-fluid’ character
Disney bought the rights to X-Men last year and since then Marvel Studios has been trying to integrate X-Men characters into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel is currently developing an X-Men-based feature film tentatively titled ‘The Mutants’, in line with 2020’s ‘The New Mutants’
Marvel has already toyed with new potential names for the X-Men, with the studio currently developing an X-Men-based feature film tentatively titled “The Mutants,” in line with 2020’s “The New Mutants,” the 13th and final installment. in the X-Men film series, as the franchise looks set to expand further into the MCU.
Following news that the R-rated Deadpool 3 starring Ryan Reynolds as the mutated Merc with a Mouth will be joining the MCU, we now learn that Marvel Chief Creative Officer, Kevin Feige, will be doing an X-Men reboot. produce, entitled ‘The Mutants’ Hypebeast reported in March.
“Still in the early stages of development, it’s currently unclear what the team in the Marvel Studios reboot will look like.”
A script and director have yet to be added to the ‘The Mutants’ project, with Marvel executives likely waiting to see how their latest gradually ‘awakened’ offerings, ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Shang-Chi’, perform at the box office .