Marvel Studios President Says The X-Men Mutants Are Coming To The MCU
It's an exciting time for superhero fans, and it looks like things are only going to get better. After much speculation, it seems the mutants from the X-Men movies - currently owned by Fox - will be entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe, home to the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and more.
On the red carpet at the Golden Globes, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said he was excited to have 'access to all of the characters' following the upcoming merger of Fox and Disney.
In an interview with MTV News, he said: "The truth is, I'm excited for all of them. I'm excited, and it's not just the marquee names you know - there are hundreds of names on those documents, on those agreements.
"And the fact that Marvel is as close as we may ever get now to having access to all of the characters, is something I've been dreaming about for my almost 20 years at Marvel. And it's very exciting."
The deal means the likes of Deadpool, Wolverine, Professor X, Magneto, the X-Men and even the Fantastic Four will most likely be making their way to the MCU.
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Rumours have been circulating that Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox and its film and television arms will finalise this month, meaning it may not be too long until we see mutants roaming around with the likes of the Avengers.
Well, ok - much of how this will look depends on the outcome of the much-anticipated Avengers: Endgame - something Fiege managed to sneakily allude to at the Globes.
While on the red carpet he revealed the title of the hotly-anticipated film had its title long before the trailer dropped in December.
Speaking to MTV on the red carpet Kevin was asked when the title came about and said: "It was in place before we started developing the movie."
The eagle-eyed of you may have noticed Doctor Stranger saying 'endgame' in the previous film, Avengers: Infinity War - which, it now appears, was put into that movie to plant seeds in the audience's imagination ahead of the sequel.
Looks like 2019 just got a whole lot more exciting for MCU fans, with the next Avengers film out in April, a new X-Men movie in June, another Spider-Man jaunt set to follow in July, and the prospect of finally seeing the best-loved characters from the Marvel Comics universe finally crossing over - what's not to love?
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