Amidst the Fox – Disney deal still not finalized, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige replies to the fan theories of X-Men and Fantastic Four to be included in the MCU. Kevin said that he has “Vague ideas” but as such no plans for the Fox handled assets.
“My desire is to get Ant-Man and the Wasp in theatres and successful, Then complete filming on Captain Marvel this week and to get the next Spider-Man on camera, then to continue to work on Avengers 4 in the cutting room. I’m very busy for the foreseeable future.” Feige told Daily News.
Since Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson as Captain Marvel has wrapped up filming and Spider-Man 2 shooting started its shooting earlier this month in London, both movies are to be released within months with Avengers 4 sandwiched in between.
Kevin didn’t entirely stress upon the fact that they don’t have any plans but he did say that he has some ideas about the inclusion of X-Men and Fantastic Four in MCU with other characters like Deadpool, Doom and others still under Fox’s rights. Marvel already brought back the most loved characters by the audiences, the Spider-Man to the MCU. And with this deal with Fox will bring back the X-Men Mutants to their Marvel home once again.
“Not until we’re given the word,” Feige said. “I have vague dreams and vague ideas. But right now, bringing to life the 10,000-plus characters that Marvel fully controls is what the gameplan is.” Disney will compete with Comcast in the bidding with Fox shareholders voting on Disney’s $71.3 billion dollar offer later this month.
If Disney does really win this bidding contest, it will bring back Fox-controlled characters like Wolverine, Silver Surfer, Galactus, Doctor Doom and (fantastic four) others would then be able to be integrated into the ongoing Marvel Studios franchise — a move already confirmed by Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Kevin previously commented that he’s waiting for the final confirmation for the permission to utilize the X-verse saying that “would be nice to have access to that entire library.”
“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,” Kevin said to Entertainment Weekly in March. “We’re not thinking about it,” Feige said in January, just weeks after Fox accepted Disney’s initial bid of $52.4 billion. “We’re focusing on everything we’ve already announced. If and when the deal actually happens, we’ll start to think more about it. Until then, we have a lot to do.”
Kevin’s comments surely indicate that there are no plans for the X-verse but he will utilize them as soon as he is given the chance.
Marvel Studios next releases Captain Marvel March 8, followed by Avengers 4 on May 3 and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5, 2019.
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