Kevin Feige on When Marvel Studios Will Start Playing With The X-Men
Ever since Disney bought Fox and we learned that Marvel would be getting the rights to the X-Men and The Fantastic Four back, fans have been wondering, talking about, and speculating what Marvel plans on doing with these characters and when they will actually start to play with them.
During a recent interview with Vulture, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige shed some light on where he stands on all of this at the moment. After claiming that he found out about the big deal in the press like the rest of us saying, "These are big deals" and they are above his pay grade, he explained:
"The truth of the matter as I understand it is the deal has to be figured out. There’s been no communication. We’re not thinking about it. 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."
Oh, we all know that Feige is thinking about it! Of course, he is! He wouldn't be human if he wasn't! Now, acting on those thoughts and developing any ideas is a different story. I believe he’s 100% focused on the films that they've already announced. Feige went on to say that it will be years before we see the X-Men enter the MCU.
"It would be years away. We’ve announced everything through 2019, so none of those would be adjusted. I think about it through 2019, through the movies we’ve already shot or are about to start filming. I’m hoping to deliver on everything we’ve promised thus far."
I wouldn’t expect them to adjust anything they already have planned. But after that, anything can happen! I seriously doubt that we're going to get any kind of official announcements on anything regarding X-Men or Fantastic Four until after Avengers 4 is released because that's what Kevin Feige has said.
He then went to talk about their plan on avoiding superhero fatigue, saying:
“That’s the reason we make the movies we make and the way we make them. For years, predating the history of Marvel Studios itself, people asked me about superhero fatigue and if it was a fad or a phase. I say, if they’re all different, if they’re all special, nobody will get tired of these things before we at Marvel Studios will, since we live and breathe these things 24 hours a day. You make films like Thor: Ragnarok, like Homecoming, like Guardians of the Galaxy, certainly like Panther, and the upcoming Infinity War to keep it interesting and change it up. And we will continue to do that.”
Marvel Studios has done an amazing job with their films and if they can keep pumping out great and fresh movies, we will continue to see Marvel films for several years to come.