The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to steam forward. After the blockbusting finale to the primary three phases in Avengers Endgame, it’s time to shake issues up. MCU boss Kevin Feige is dedicated to pushing boundaries and embracing daring decisions. It paid off with the unknown Guardians of the Galaxy. But the one factor Marvel followers have wished longer than something is a the return residence of the X-Men.
The mutants have been trapped in an alternate massive display screen universe at 20th Century Fox whereas the principle Marvel universe took over cinemas for a decade. Now they’re again residence and Feige has massive plans.
Among them is larger illustration for minorities. First up would be the film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
The Eternals will already characteristic an brazenly homosexual hero in Brian Tyree Henry’s Phastos however the X-Men broke big floor within the comics approach again when Iceman got here out and it appears to be like like that story is now within the means of being delivered to life.
The newest speak is that Shia Labeouf is being line up. So, what is the beef with Labeouf?
The actor turned an enormous star within the Transformers franchise earlier than stepping again from mainstream Hollywood.
He hit headlines showing on crimson carpets for the outrageous movie Nymphomaniac with a paper bag over his head and has averted massive price range productions for the final decade.
So, he’s a daring alternative however early stories indicated Marvel was eager to get him into the MCU. Initially he was being pursued to play anti-hero Moon Knight however now Hollywood insiders and actor are reacting to the thought of him as Iceman.
One of the loudest voices is the brother of main MCU star Chris Evans.
Screenwriter and comedian author Joe Glass instantly steered potential stars who might play Iceman.
He wrote: “No, Marvel, please hire a gay actor. Give Shia someone else, but why cast him as Iceman when Ben Whishaw, Andrew Rannells, Kit Williamson and John Halbach are RIGHT THERE! There, did you’re job for ya. And that’s just a handful.”
Others have steered out actors like Kyle XY pin-up Matt Dallas and Glee star Jonathan Groff.
Nobody in any respect has disputed Shia’s appearing chops, simply the everlasting debate on whether or not minority characters must be performed by minority actors.
Casting processes in Hollywood are sometimes lengthy and tortured so nothing is for certain but.
What appears extra sure is that there can be no X-Men movie for a few years to come back.
The MCU slate is already full. However, Feige is reported to planning on phasing in X-Men heroes by means of different motion pictures, in the identical approach different characters cameod in movies earlier than their very own particular initiatives.