Kevin Feige says it will be “a very long time” before we see X-Men in the MCU; and more news7 min read
Disney-FOX’s deal has almost brought the Marvel family together. The almost word is still operative for the Hulk, Spider-Man and other small properties Marvel still doesn’t have its full ownership on. This automatically implies that the X-Men will eventually join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That marks the end of FOX’s run of X-Men since 1999 with Dark Phoenix.
However, Marvel Studios chief has some bad news for fans hoping to see the mutants join as soon as 2021-2022. “It’ll be a while. It’s all just beginning and the five-year plan that we’ve been working on, we were working on before any of that was set. ” Fiege said to io9. “So really it’s much more, for us, less about specifics of when and where [the X-Men will appear] right now and more just the comfort factor and how nice it is that they’re home. That they’re all back. But it will be a very long time.”
That does stand with the current plan Marvel Studios has for its Phase 4 chalked out. After End: Game wraps up about 11 years of storytelling, Marvel will look up to other characters to proceed with the storytelling. That includes Spider-Man: Far from Home, the Black Widow standalone, the Eternals movie, the Shang-Chi movie and other sequels such as to the likes of Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel.
Hellboy actor David Harbour had joined the cast of Black Widow last week and he told Den of Geeks that the filming for the movie will begin in June.“I can’t really say anything about the story. It’s very interesting. It’s very surprising. When they pitched it to me, I was very surprised, but I will say, the thing that really takes it over the edge for me is this director, Cate Shortland, who made this movie Lore. It came out back in 2012, or something. She is a phenomenally sophisticated filmmaker, really brilliant, really passionate and just a beautiful human being.
“When I sat down and talked with her about this thing, we talked for hours about all kinds of stuff and she’s just a deep human being. I’m really excited to work with all of these women and I think it could be a really, really good movie.” Along with Scarlett Johannson, Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz are also expected to star in an unknown capacity in the prequel.
The Eternals is all set to fill up the gap in Marvel Cinematic Universe millions of years before it all started in Iron Man. DC has also planned a similar motive with New Gods but it is to be seen whether the project will see the light of the day. Along with Angelina Jolie, THR reported last week that the Big Sick actor Kumal Nanjiani will join the cast as a character, still unknown.
Chloe Zhao will be directing the script based on the superheroes Jack Kirby designed back in 1976. The Eternals are super-powered almost-immortal beings who fight a more monstrous offshoot known as the Deviants that were created by Celestials. Angelina Jolie is reported to be playing the character named Sersi, a more outgoing Eternal who has not been afraid to move amongst humankind.
Shang-Chi, an important and diverse chapter in the MCU, will be a key in Phase 4 moving forward. Written by Dave Callaham, the project will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Writer Steve Englehart and artist Paul Gulacy modeled the character after Bruce Lee back in 1973.
The project is expected to begin shooting at Fox Studios and other locations in Australia, with $24 million in one-off funding, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
It remains to be seen how the Marvel chief decides to incorporate the mutants in the MCU but for now, let us know about your thoughts on the topic in the comments down below. Be sure to subscribe to Superhero Abode to get notified about superhero updates every time, everywhere.