The X-Men franchise has been a popular topic of discussion among comic book enthusiasts and moviegoers alike. One of the most common questions that come up is whether X-Men movies are Marvel or DC. The answer to this question is quite simple – X-Men is a Marvel property.
What are Marvel and DC?
Marvel and DC are two of the biggest names in the comic book industry. Marvel Comics was founded in 1939 as Timely Publications and later became known as Atlas Comics before finally becoming Marvel in 1961. DC Comics, on the other hand, was founded in 1934 as National Allied Publications and later became known as Detective Comics before finally becoming DC Comics in 1977.
What is X-Men?
X-Men is a comic book series created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. The first issue of X-Men was published by Marvel Comics in September 1963. The series follows a team of mutant superheroes led by Professor Charles Xavier, who strive to protect humanity from those who seek to harm it.
The first X-Men movie was released in 2000, directed by Bryan Singer. Since then, several sequels and spin-offs have been released, with the latest being Dark Phoenix (2019). All these movies have been produced by 20th Century Fox, which was acquired by Disney in March 2019.
Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a media franchise that includes all the superhero movies produced by Marvel Studios. The MCU began with Iron Man (2008) and has since expanded to include over twenty movies, including Avengers: Endgame (2019). While X-Men movies have not been a part of the MCU so far, it remains to be seen whether they will be included in future releases.
In conclusion, X-Men movies are a Marvel property and not DC. Despite being produced by 20th Century Fox, they are now under the ownership of Disney following their acquisition of Fox. While the X-Men have not been a part of the MCU so far, fans eagerly await their inclusion in future Marvel releases.