Early in 2015 Marvel and Sony reached an agreement that allowed ‘Spider-Man’ to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The newest incarnation of the character, played by Tom Holland, blew everyone away in Captain America: Civil War and his solo movie Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theatres on July 7th 2017.
Now that Sony and Marvel have worked out a deal to have ‘Spider-Man’ join the MCU, fans have been wondering whether or not there is now a greater possibility for Marvel and Fox to work out a deal to have the X-Men join the MCU as well. Collider sat down with Kevin Feige and asked him that exact question, to which Feige replied…
“Well, it’s the same as it has always been. I don’t want to attribute it as a frozen wasteland or anything like that. We all get along and I see them occasionally but there’s no change in any dynamic.”
With the exception of X-Men: Apocalypse (in my opinion) Fox has done a fantastic job with their Marvel characters in the last few years with X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Deadpool all being incredible comic book movies. It would be difficult to have a character such as ‘Deadpool’ in the MCU given the R-rating of the character’s nature, and no one wants to see a PG-13 Deadpool. If Marvel and Fox announced that the X-Men were joining the MCU tomorrow, fans everywhere would probably lose their minds and although it would be awesome to see the X-Men help The Avengers to fight Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, don’t expect an agreement to be made any time soon.
The next Marvel character Fox will be releasing a movie for is Logan, Hugh Jackman’s final outing as ‘Wolverine’. The first trailer was incredible and I’m incredibly excited to see what Fox has in store next year.
You can catch Logan in theatres on March 3rd 2017 and Avengers: Infinity War on May 4th 2018!