Kevin Feige Weighs in on How the Disney/Fox Merger Might Affect Plans for the MCU

     March 9, 2018

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Marvel Studios is doing pretty well for themselves whether they’re rolling out their own IP on the big screen or co-producing pictures like Spider-Man: Homecoming. Soon, if things go according to plan, the live-action and animated entertainment wing of the famous comics company will be one step closer to having their House of M back in order through the acquisition of 20th Century Fox and their own Marvel properties. We’re still a ways away from that deal going through, but one wonders if studio chief Kevin Feige and his vast creative team are already thinking about the possibilities of having the X-MenFantastic Four and the like back under their own roof.

In a chat with EW, Feige was asked just that. His response was pretty much what you’d expect, but it’s exciting to know that even more possibilities await Marvel in the future whether or not the Fox deal goes through at all. Feige stuck with the party line about the next phase of the MCU that’s already been announced; they do have quite a few films to release over the next months and years after all. But he did add a little quip there at the end that teases just how anxious Marvel brass are to have their original IP back in the shop.

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Here’s what he had to say:

“It’s all about getting Infinity War finished and out, starting Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Untitled Avengers, the next Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3. These are the ones that are keeping us busy. When and how that deal with Fox finishes and comes together and we’re told, “Hey, now you can start working on it. Now you can start thinking about it,” is when we’ll actually start thinking about it. I will say just the notion of having what, frankly, most other companies with [intellectual property] have all along, which is access to all of their characters, that would be fun.”

For more recent updates on the state of the MCU, take a look at these write-ups:

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