With Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe set to conclude with SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, the stage will be set for the introduction of new universes and new characters, and some of those new characters might just be migrating over from the 20th Century Fox side of the Marvel universe. While speaking with Fandango, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige teased that they’ll soon be revealing more about the future of the franchise.
We were waiting for Avengers: Endgame to drop and for Spider-Man: Far From Home to be released, and now, very shortly, we’ll be peeling back the curtain and talking about the future.
With Marvel Studios reportedly set to return to Hall h during next month’s San Diego Comic-Con, it’s a good bet that something will be revealed there. Now, as to just how the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and others will be introduced into the MCU, Feige said that some could follow in the footsteps of Spider-Man and Black Panther and make their introductions in the movies of other characters. “Yeah, maybe.
You know, oftentimes it just comes down to a specific character in a specific story and a specific way to introduce them,” Feige said. “So sometimes, like with Spider-Man and Black Panther, that made sense. Then, other times, with characters like Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Thor, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man… it’s fun to introduce them in their own movies first. So it just depends on the story we’re trying to tell.”
The Marvel Studios president explained that the entire process of folding these characters into the MCU is still in the early days, so don’t expect Wolverine to pop up in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3 just yet. That said, Feige is thrilled to finally have access to an entirely new stable of Marvel characters.
“It’s great to have what most companies that hold a lot of intellectual property have, and it’s access to all those characters. We were one of the few companies that has a lot of characters but didn’t have access to a whole bunch of them, and now that we do, it’s wonderful. They’re back in the sandbox, in the toy chest, and now as ideas come up and as opportunities come up, we can utilize them, which feels really nice.”
Our next Marvel flick, SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, will hit theaters on July 2, 2019.