Sophie Turner from ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ wants to be an Avenger
Disney is on the brink of acquiring the film rights to Marvel comics characters from 21st Century Fox and it won't be long before X-Men and Fantastic Four are brought back home.
Anything is possible in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the moment. The Disney-owned studio has been responsible for churning out massive blockbusters for some time now and with their vast resource of comic book-based characters and adaptations it doesn't look like the trend will phase out any time soon.
In addition to Marvel's success with its current roster of superheroes, the studio is also on the brink of acquiring the film rights to several of its original comics characters which were in the possession of 21st Century Fox until now. Once Disney's deal (worth $71 billion and more) with regards to buying Fox's film and television assets is complete it will just be a matter of time before franchises like Fantastic Four and X-Men are brought back home. In the new state of order, Marvel would be free to integrate their overlapping inter-connected storylines however they please.
In this light of all this, it's quite fascinating to wonder what a massive crossover where Avengers rub shoulders with X-Men would look like. As it turns out, the exciting prospect is keeping not just fans but also a certain mutant star on her toes. Sophie Turner, the actress who slipped into the shoes of Jean Grey in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' and is due to grace the big screens once again in next year's much-awaited release, 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix', was all gaga as she recently discussed a possible crossover with the Avengers and which particular MCU hero she would be interested in.
"Ooh, that's a good question. Which Marvel hero would I like to meet?" the English actress was quoted as saying by Digital Spy. She dished, "Iron Man, probably, because he's so badass. Or… oh, God, I don't know. All of them. All would be pretty awesome. I don't know. There's so many."
On a final note, Turner said, "Just all of the Avengers, basically. I just want to be another Avenger." Now that's something, especially coming from the most popular face of the new series of X-Men, and we seriously hope Kevin Feige is listening.
After all, seeing Turner's Jean Grey and other mutant heroes join forces with the core Avengers is something dreams are made of.
“These are the ones that are keeping us busy. When and how that deal with Fox finishes and comes together and we’re told, 'Hey, now you can start working on it. Now you can start thinking about it,' is when we’ll actually start thinking about it,” Feige had said earlier, anticipating the changes in Marvel universe once the Fox-Disney deal goes through.
Clearly, thoughts of the crossover are keeping everyone involved with the two biggest superhero franchises awake. We are certainly not complaining.