News of the potential Disney/Fox deal has reached Marvel Towers, and Kevin Feige is reportedly keen to cross-pollinate “the rich swarm” of Fox characters with his existing Marvel heroes.
Of course, Feige was likely well aware of Disney’s ongoing pursuit of 21st Century Fox and its entertainment assets long before the news became official, but a new report from Deadline now claims that the MCU architect is “eager to get his hands on the X-Men universe.” Hardly surprising, really, considering the sheer amount of success (and box office revenue!) that Feige and Co. enjoyed by incorporating Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He’s said to be eager to get his hands on the X-Men universe — Fox has Deadpool 2, New Mutants, Dark Phoenix, Gambit, X-Force and the James Franco-starrer Multiple Man all on the assembly line — and cross-pollinate the rich swarm of characters with the existing Marvel franchise heroes who show up in each other’s films.
Deadline’s in-depth report also alludes to one other crucial fact: Kevin Feige’s MCU division is responsible for four of the highest-grossing films of all time in The Avengers, Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 3, and Age of Ultron. And, well, let’s just say we’ll be very surprised if Infinity War falls short of $1 billion come 2018.
All things considered, it’s small wonder why Feige is considered to be one of the more important facets of this landmark acquisition; with a team of experts and kick-ass directors at his disposal, he fostered the development of a true box office juggernaut, which may soon welcome the likes of Wolverine, Deadpool and other major comic book characters into its midst.
Last we reported, negotiations between the Mouse House and Fox had progressed, with CNBC claiming that a deal could be finalized as soon as next week. More on Disney‘s potential acquisition when we have it.