It looks like Disney might be buying Fox sometime soon, and that means a lot of things will happen. One of those things, is that Disney will own the rights for Fox’s Marvel properties… i.e. The X-Men and The Fantastic Four. Below I’m going to take a look at how I think Marvel could quickly incorporate The X-Men into one of the next phases.
The Avengers fight a Krakoa like monster that was seen in Giant Size X-Men #1 and rescue the X-Men. Krakoa’s biology has somehow kept the mutants in cryogenic sleep for a few decades. Apparently this had happened while they were fighting Magneto and his brotherhood in space on Asteroid M… thus the reason we do not know about mutants is because the major players were just M.I.A.
Jean Gray had apparently died, but will later come back as The Phoenix. Wolverine had fought with the team briefly but will team up and join The X-Men, once he learns that they are back. Also, Mystique is allowed to be as old as she wants, so have her still on Earth doing spy stuff… maybe a connection to both WWII Cap, Bucky, and for more recent and controversial reasons… Mystique had a relationship with Black Widow but as a man?
First movie, Avengers rescue and team up with The X-Men against Krakoa and The Brother Hood. This gives fans the much needed “I want to see them fight and fight against each other.” Throw Colossus, Gambit, Rogue, and Morph on The Brotherhood. They all end up having to race the clock to get outside of an exploding Krakoa-thing to wherever… maybe Brotherhood goes to the abandoned Asteroid M, while X-Men and Avengers head back to Earth.
Second movie, Wolverine drives to X-Mansion now that he knows that The X-Men are back. Visits Jeans grave… BAM! Phoenix happens because the psychic presence of The X-men and Charles are back on Earth and she resurrects Jean as her way back into things. Is it a little sloppy? Maybe, but whatever. You can have them fight whatever you want… Maybe a dark version of Xavier, because the third movie?
Shiar are introduced, Maybe The Star Jammers, definitely connect them to Guardians of The Galaxy and/or Captain Marvel, but certainly make sure that by the end of things Xavier has to go to The Shiar home world for medical treatment. Now during this time, I have no doubt that there will have been one off movies where Wolverine had a spin off, maybe a Classic X-Men story before Krakoa.
Maybe Mystique and Black Widow have a spin off movie with each other or even do a trilogy about Mystique that ends with the story line where Wolverine has to hunt her? He could hunt her for all 3 movies, people would watch that. Also, throw Captain Marvel vs. Rogue in somewhere along the line.
I do not know where they should throw Dark Phoenix into any of this. That might be it’s own phase, honestly.
Also, distance Deadpool. Let him be just a side story. He’s awesome, but he’s more of a commentary on this whole thing at this point… but who knows what Deadpool 2 is going to do, right?