Marvel's Kevin Feige Not Planning On Introducing X-Men Yet

After the Walt Disney Company announced their plan to purchase entertainment assets from 21st Century Fox, it seems like everyone's head started spinning at the possibilities of the X-Men fighting alongside the Avengers.

Everyone except Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.

The successful producer revealed that he's not currently making plans to incorporate the X-Men and the Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, telling Vulture he'll get to those plans once everything has been formalized.

"The truth of the matter as I understand it is the deal has to be figured out," said Feige. "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."

Feige stressed that he's currently focused on the movies set to release next year, including Captain Marvel and the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, and that fans shouldn't expect the X-Men to change those plans.

"It would be years away [until the characters show up]," Feige said. "We've announced everything through 2019, so none of those would be adjusted."

The producer said that he received no advanced warning from Disney brass about the potential deal, revealing that he "read about it in the press like most people did" and that such a deal is above his pay grade.

Regarding the future? He's only worried about the movies Marvel Studios has already announced.

"I think about it through 2019, through the movies we’ve already shot or are about to start filming," Feige said. "I’m hoping to deliver on everything we’ve promised thus far."

The man at the top of the superhero world added that he's planning to continue making these movies for the foreseeable future.

"That’s the reason we make the movies we make and the way we make them," Feige said. "For years, predating the history of Marvel Studios itself, people asked me about superhero fatigue and if it was a fad or a phase. I say, if they’re all different, if they’re all special, nobody will get tired of these things before we at Marvel Studios will, since we live and breathe these things 24 hours a day. You make films like Thor: Ragnarok, like Homecoming, like Guardians of the Galaxy, certainly like [Black] Panther, and the upcoming Infinity War to keep it interesting and change it up. And we will continue to do that."

Marvel’s next film, Black Panther, premieres February 16th.

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