Now that the ink is drying on Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises are now housed under one roof. So, could this mean we could see the likes of Professor X, Wolverine or even Deadpool make appearances in films alongside Iron Man, Thor and Captain America? And where does The Thing fit into all of this?
Well, Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger asks: why not? In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Disney chief said he thinks “it only makes sense” for Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige to oversee all things superhero.
“It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity,” said Iger. “There shouldn’t be two Marvels.”
Now, before you get all lathered up about a possible Avengers/X-Men team up, Feige has said not so fast (and more than once), so it’s not like this is even close to a done deal. But future crossovers or not, it appears that Feige will oversee all things Marvel for Disney. Which, as Iger says, makes sense; and not just because it's smart to consolidate the brands, but because Feige, who is set to receive two awards this season, has been practically printing money for Disney with the massive success of Marvel Studios.
Until the properties are indeed under Feige’s purview, we can all only speculate how this will all play out. Will future X-Men films be recast or no? Will they be part of the MCU or their own separate continuity?
Well, what do you guys think? As always, let us know in the comments below.