Kevin Feige teases X-Men finally being brought to the MCU
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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has teased X-Men finally being brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After Disney acquired the film rights to the X-Men in March 2019, Feige had remained fairly tight-lipped about his plans for any mutant-MCU crossover.
But Marvel bosses are still keeping their cards close to their chest, including Feige.
Speaking to Deadline at the world premiere for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Feige was asked when X-Men would be coming into the MCI.
Joking about his recent robotic appearance in the She: Hulk finale, he replied playfully: "That's what Jennifer Walters just asked the robot in the final episode of She-Hulk. And I'll give you the same answer that he gave, which was... I don't remember. No answer, I think was what he gave, yes.
“But Deadpool and Wolverine, you know, we're getting close."
However, that didn’t seem to do enough to satisfy some fans, with one fuming: “2024 IS NOT CLOSE.”
Indeed, the third Deadpool instalment is slated to hit cinemas in September 2024, so we’ve got a way to go before we see the duo in action.
But it’ll no doubt prove to be worth the wait, as Wolverine’s appearance in the film will also mark Hugh Jackman’s return to the role.
The news was revealed earlier this year, when Ryan Reynolds posted a video on social media, writing: "Hard keeping my mouth sewn shut about this one."
In the clip, Reynolds shared a long monologue about his preparation for Deadpool 3.
He also expressed his disappointment that the team couldn't bring anything to the D23 Fan Expo in early September.
"Hey everyone. We’re extremely sad to have missed D23, but we’ve been working very hard on the next Deadpool film for, uh, a good long while now," he said.
"I’ve had to really search my soul on this one. His first appearance in the MCU obviously needs to feel special. We need to stay true to the character, find new depth and motivation, new meaning."
Reynolds added: "Every Deadpool needs to stand out and stand apart. It’s been an incredible challenge that has forced me to reach down deep inside, and I… I have nothing… yeah… just…completely… empty up there… and terrifying."
But, it seems he did have something up his sleeve.
At the very end of the clip, Reynolds drops the bombshell.
"But we did have one idea. Hey Hugh, you want to play Wolverine one more time?"
While not much is known about the plot of the forthcoming flick, Feige previously promised a ‘big swing’ for the third movie.
“How do we elevate it in the way we’ve been able to with Civil War, and Infinity War and Ragnarok?” Feige told The Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s very fun to be in the world of the Ryan Reynolds show.”