Marvel’s Victoria Alonso on X-Men name: ‘I think it’s outdated’

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Dark Phoenix is coming out in theaters this weekend, and it will be the last X-Men film under 20th Century Fox. With Disney now having the rights to the X-Men, fans are looking forward to the future of the mutant group in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has mentioned that it will be some time until we see them in the MCU. Another prominent person behind Marvel Studios is Marvel Producer Victoria Alonso. When asked about the future of playing with the X-Men, she had something to say about the actual X-Men name.

“I don’t know where the future is going,” Alonso tells Nuke the Fridge during the Captain Marvel home release junket. “It’s funny that people call it the X-Men. There’s a lot of female superheroes in that X-Men group, so I think it’s outdated.”

“I don’t know where it’s going to go,” she continued. “We’ll see. They just now have joined. They actually have a movie coming out very soon, which is under [the Fox] banner. It’s their last film. We’ll see. Time will tell.”

Dark Phoenix synopsis: This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.

The film is written and directed by Simon Kinberg and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.

Dark Phoenix hits theaters on June 7, 2019.

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