One of the most talked about benefits of the deal between Disney and the 21st Century Fox is the transfer of X-Men and Fantastic Four to MCU. While most of us felt that it was just a matter of time until Comcast made its recent bid. When questioned during the Produced By Conference (organized by the Producers Guild), Feige revealed that he was waiting for the final answer, just like we are.
Feige said: “I’m just sitting, waiting for a phone call to say yay or nay, but obviously it would be nice to have access to that entire library.”
Feige has not clarified about what his plans are for the X-Men and Fantastic Four, and that’s smart of him because until the deal is approved, there is nothing certain. Comcast has recently bid $60 billion in cash, and that has seemingly put Disney’s bid of $52.5 billion in jeopardy, and honestly, Disney is unlikely to match that bid.
At present, Feige is just waiting and watching, and his focus is on getting the remainder of MCU phase 3 wrapped up nicely before elaborating about the future.
“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,”Feige told EW. “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.”
Fans are fervently hoping to see the Disney deal succeed and create a world where we see Wolverine and Storm alongside other MCU characters.
Avengers: Infinity War is running in theaters and up next is Ant-Man and The Wasp on July 6, Captain Marvel on March 8 next year, Avengers 4 on May 3, next year, Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel on July 5, next year and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3in 2020.