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Kevin Feige Teases Exciting X-Men News for the MCU

Kevin Feige Teases Exciting X-Men News for the MCU

While the X-Men have already made an appearance on screens under Marvel Studios with X-Men ’97, many fans are still eagerly awaiting the mutants’ official debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). With Deadpool and Wolverine set to feature characters from the X-Men universe, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has provided a tantalizing hint about their future.

Kevin Feige recently sat down with Variety to discuss the release of Deadpool and Wolverine. During the conversation, the topic of plans for more mutants and the X-Men themselves within the MCU naturally came up. Feige remained cryptic about what fans can anticipate but hinted that mutants would eventually become a focal point in the MCU.

“I wouldn’t say when, but we’ve already hinted over the past few years at certain people possessing what will one day be known as the mutant gene,” Feige told Variety when asked about the X-Men in the MCU. “We’ll be very excited when we tap into it.”

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He emphasized the excitement within Marvel Studios now that they have access to characters like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. “All those Fox characters were ones I’d never dreamed of having back purely under the fold of Marvel Studios,” Feige said. “So when that happened, it was a giant surprise and a huge opportunity. The Fantastic Four and X-Men alone make a colossal portion of our comic universe that we now have access to for films and shows.”

Mr. Fantastic made a brief appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, portrayed by John Krasinski. Marvel’s first family is set for a proper theatrical MCU debut in 2025 with Pedro Pascal, Vanessa Kirby, Joseph Quinn, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach playing the Fantastic Four.

Mutants have already been teased in the MCU, with some notable inclusions laying the groundwork for more to come. The first confirmed mutant in the MCU was Kamala Khan, also known as Ms. Marvel, played by Iman Vellani. Unlike her comic book origin where she is an Inhuman who gains powers from the Terrigen Mists, the Ms. Marvel series on Disney Plus revealed her as the first mutant from Earth-616 seen on screen.

Namor, another mutant, made his MCU debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. He described himself as a “mutant” among his people, who became the aquatic Talocan to escape Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s.

Deadpool and Wolverine will be the next mutants to join the MCU, thanks to their universe-hopping adventure in Deadpool and Wolverine. Several other mutants from 20th Century Fox’s X-Men films, such as Pyro and Sabretooth, have also been hinted to appear, although their futures in the MCU remain unclear.

Deadpool and Wolverine is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 26, 2024.

Source: Variety