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How Is The Fox Merger Affecting The MCU? Marvel’s Kevin Feige Responds

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is all well and good, right? We love our Iron Man, our Captain America, and our Guardians of the Galaxy, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t at least entertain the notion of seeing the X-Men of the Fantastic Four cross-pollinate with the Avengers.

However, given the whole rights situation with 20th Century Fox, it never seemed like a real possibility. But in recently, Disney looked to purchase Fox’s film and non-broadcast TV assets, and among those assets are the rights to these characters. Should this go through, this means that the huge Marvel Cinematic Universe we all dreamed off could be a reality. With this deal potentially set to go through this year or next year…is Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige even thinking about those potential properties?

Here’s what Feige had to say to EW about that very subject:

“It’s all about getting Infinity War finished and out, starting Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Untitled Avengers, the next Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3. These are the ones that are keeping us busy. When and how that deal with Fox finishes and comes together and we’re told, ‘Hey, now you can start working on it. Now you can start thinking about it,’ is when we’ll actually start thinking about it. I will say just the notion of having what, frankly, most other companies with [intellectual property] have all along, which is access to all of their characters, that would be fun.”

This is probably for the best. While we are approaching the end of Phase 3 (it’s set to end in the middle of 2019 — only a year away!), there are still four whole movies left, and beyond that, there are a couple other films still announced. While we do love the idea of them bringing in these characters, it’s not like they’re hurting for characters.

Plus, this deal still is no guarantee. It makes no sense for them to divert mental energy or resources to something that isn’t set in stone.

When do you hope to see the X-Men and Fantastic Four brought into the franchise? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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