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A (very) optimistic part of us might have hoped for a brief X-Men cameo in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War epic now that Disney owns Fox, but it seems that part of us can dream on.
And so can any idea that the X-Men will show up in Avengers 4 instead – not even in a cheeky post-credits scene.
Throwing cold water on any hopes of a crossover between the Avengers and the X-Men happening before the decade is up, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has said fans will have to wait “years” to see any such thing.
Speaking to The Playlist, Kevin said that any deal between bringing the X-Men home to the MCU would “take a while to get going” and so any crossover will take “years from whenever and if ever it happens”.
(That ‘if’ isn’t sounding great, is it?)
“It won’t impact the five movies we’ve announced, and it probably wouldn’t impact anything for a handful of years after that,” he added. “Because really, we’re not thinking about that.”
Reiterating that Marvel Studios’ focus is on the immediate post-Infinity War landscape, Kevin confirmed that the MCU will ‘deliver on what it’s promised’.
If – not when – any crossover is overseen by Marvel, we do at least know who we can call on to direct the project, and which member of the mutant superhero family they’d take on.
Infinity War co-director Anthony Russo recently said that his dream X-Men character to direct “would probably be Wolverine”, adding hopefully: “Maybe one day…”
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on April 26 in the UK and April 27 in the US. Book tickets now.
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