In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger was asked about plans to absorb the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises, which are being transferred from 20th Century Fox to Disney, into the Kevin Feige-led Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iger replied, “I think it only makes sense.”
Since the announcement of the potential merger between the two studios, fans have rabidly speculated the possibilities of having nearly the entire Marvel canon of characters under one roof and a single banner. Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, has engineered an unprecedented shared cinematic universe at Marvel, beginning in 2007, and has certainly shown the aptitude necessary to navigate such a difficult maneuver as merging these universes will likely be.
With a full slate of upcoming films (Captain Marvel launches on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5, 2019), however, it may be quite some time before we see the new stable of characters integrated into the MCU, but thanks to this news, it seems more likely than ever.
X-Fans Rejoice As Disney CEO Confirms Kevin Feige Over X-Men Franchise of Films
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