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It looks like the X-Men won’t be hitting the MCU anytime soon, but could Jackman be back as Wolverine?

February 7th, 2018 by Marc 1 Comment

It looks like, despite it being confirmed that Disney, through the purchase of some of 20th Century Fox, will be getting the X-Men and Fantastic Four back, there are no plans to integrate them… yet.

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, at one of the Black Panther Press days, has said that the plan will stay as is until at least 2019: “These are big deals…and certainly above my pay grade.”

He went on to say that, despite all the news we’re hearing, the deal is still only in the early stages: “The truth of the matter as I understand it is the deal has to be figured out. There’s been no communication. We’re not thinking about it. We’re focusing on everything we’ve already announced. If and when the deal actually happens, we’ll start to think more about it. Until then, we have a lot to do.

“It would be years away. We’ve announced everything through 2019, so none of those would be adjusted [ and I only think] about it through 2019,” he added.

 

This would make sense, after all, that’s only really next year at this stage, but we would expect to hear announcements about the next phase of the MCU soon… will this include X-Men or Fantastic Four? Well, we’ll let you know as soon as we hear more.

Oh, and the talk of 2019 has many fans speculating that Feige is planning on stepping down as the movie showrunner next year. He certainly owes Marvel/Disney nothing but who could possibly replace him?

In related news, according to Sebastian Stan, Hugh Jackman himself may not be as against the whole returning as Wolverine if he was invited into the MCU (as reported here). Speaking recently at Ace Comic Con, Stan had this to say to tease the audience: “Recently I happened to be sitting next to Hugh Jackman. I didn’t know what other awkward thing I could talk about but to be like, ‘Am I going to see you soon?’ He said a couple of things to me and I’ll just leave it at that. Otherwise, I feel like I’m going to get into trouble with somebody.

“I asked him though because I kept thinking whether or not Logan was supposed to be the last Wolverine thing or whatever and he said to me he’s been thinking about it and it’s been on his mind. So, I don’t know, he may be.”

So there you have it. We’d love to see some sort of crossover event similar to Days of Future Past that brings the X-Men that are currently occupying the Fox movie world into the MCU… this would definitely mean there’s room for Jackman’s Wolverine.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….