A new report now claims that Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige will be overseeing the X-Men of the MCU.
“That would be between Fox and Disney,” Lauren Shuler Donner had said.
“Obviously, Kevin and I started the first one. He worked for me. He’s got a great story sense. He’s got a great ability to weave each world and weave those worlds together. I trust him, and I trust that he will take care of the X-Men.”
There are two movies that are set for release under the 20th Century Fox banner-Dark Phoenix and also, The New Mutants, but once these movies release, it will be off to the House of Ideas.
One significant aspect of Feige’s involvement in this iconic transition is that he will find a new actor to play the role of for Wolverine. The actor, Hugh Jackman has been pretty adamant that Logan had been his last movie as the clawed mutant. However, Donner did not rule out Jackman:
“[Jackman] worked so hard to bulk up, would get up at four in the morning to bulk and eat protein meals every two hours because his natural state, they used to call him Worm when he was a kid” she had said.
“So his natural state is a very skinny guy. Once you reach a certain age, the body just won’t go anymore. I think he was wise to say, ‘I’m at that point. I can’t do it.’ Now, that doesn’t mean he can’t come back as older Wolverine. You never know. Future Wolverine, you never know.”
This indicates that Phase 4 will see the mutants make their debut in the MCU:
“I don’t know what Kevin’s thinking honestly,” Donner had said.
“I don’t even think Kevin knows. I think Kevin’s still dealing with this wealth of characters and trying to make sense of them… This is all now in Disney’s playground, and they get to decide. At least we know it’s in good hands. Everybody’s worked really hard up to now on the Fox side, but now it’s going to be Disney’s call.”
Marvel Studios’ next movie is Captain Marvel, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, and starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, DjimonHounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. The movie will release on March 8.