Kevin Feige on Marvel Getting X-MEN Movie Rights and Teases Post-AVENGERS 4 MCU Plans
Like the rest of us, Kevin Feige hopes that Marvel Studios will get the rights back to the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Disney and Comcast are both working hard on trying to buy 20th Century Fox, and as of right now, nothing is set in stone.
It would be great to see Marvel Studios get to play with these characters in their cinematic universe, and according to a recent report, Feige is just waiting for the call so that he can do that.
Feige on potentially getting the X-Men, "I’m just sitting, waiting for a phone call to say yay or nay, but obviously it would be nice to have access to that entire library."— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) June 9, 2018
Since Disney's deal with Fox isn't done, there's nothing that Marvel Studios can really do with these characters right now. A lot of fans hope to see them pop up in Phase 4, but they can't really plan for that right now. But the studio is working on a ton of projects, and while attending the Produce By Conference, Feige teased that some of the projects they have in the works include stories for familiar characters, unfamiliar characters, and even new versions of some popular current characters.
What next after Avengers IW2? Kevin Feige says he is working on:— Digital LA (@DigitalLA) June 9, 2018
- Continuing stories of characters you're familiar with
- Different incarnations of characters you know
- Introducing completely new characters you never heard of before (unless ur a comics fan) #ProducedBy2018
This is in line with comments that Feige previously made when he said:
"There are still things that are key elements to a lot of our characters in their comic incarnations that we haven’t even done yet for characters who have had three or four movies. It is an amazing wealth of creative material to pull from."
All we really know about Marvel's next phase of films right now is that it will kick off with the Untitled Spider-Man Sequel, which will be released on July 5, 2019. Then there are a bunch of Untitled Marvel Movies set to be released on May 1, 2020; July 31, 2020; November 6, 2020; May 7, 2021; July 30, 2021; November 5, 2021; February 18, 2022; May 6, 2022; and July 29, 2022. Those movies will most likely include Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Black Widow, Black Panther 2, and The Eternals.
It's going to be really interesting to see what the next wave of Marvel films will be. We won't find that out until next year at Comic-Con. In the meantime, the directors of the Marvel films are all meeting together and planning out the future of the MCU!