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Bishop could be in the MCU’s X-Men reboot. This isn’t a rumor, gossip, or speculation. Rather, Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore dropped Bishop’s name in Black superhero movies he wants to see. Granted, this isn’t guaranteed; moreover, Moore isn’t spilling secret information. After all, Bishop doesn’t seem like a popular enough character to earn his own franchise.
On the other hand, given the right casting Bishop has the potential of really taking off. Omar Sy played Bishop in X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, director Bryan Singer only gave him a brief appearance. Thus, Bishop joined the list of mutants that Fox barely touched. Like Sony and their Spider-Man movies, Fox benched too many X-Men members. In fact, there’s too much for this article to cover.
On the contrary, Marvel Studios likely won’t make the same mistake. Moore admitted:
“There’s no secret the X-Men are coming home, and boy, if you talk about Storm and Bishop, they’re two of the great characters in that franchise, that I certainly could pitch you ideas all day of.”
Bishop Might Be In The MCU’s X-Men Movie
Without a doubt, Moore’s statement fuels the possibility. However, the decision won’t be his. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and X-Men‘s creative personnel will have the final say. But the new X-Men movie doesn’t have a director yet. Moore explained why:
“No, we’re early, early, early days, yeah.”
Indeed, the nobody uttered the word mutant until Ms. Marvel‘s season finale last year. Furthermore, Marvel Studios has only introduced two mutants so far: Ms. Marvel and Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Patrick Stewart’s Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness came from a parallel Earth. Technically, you could include him, too.
Still, Professor X died. Therefore, he won’t be joining the new X-Men. In fact, Deadpool 3 has the potential of opening the mutant floodgates. Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine will truly bring in the mutants but with F-bombs and graphic violence.
If there’s an MCU follower against such an entrance, well, they don’t exist.
Filipino artist Whilce Portacio and writer/illustrator John Byrne co-created Bishop in The Uncanny X-Men No. 282 in 1991. Bishop gained a larger following in Marvel Comics.
Nevertheless, his inclusion in the X-Men animated shows brought him mainstream attention.
Even if Marvel Studios doesn’t unleash Bishop immediately, it’s inevitable. Moore’s desire could make it faster.