Up until recently, we really didn’t have a good idea of what form and shape the MCU was going to take moving forward. That all changed a week or so ago though when Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and a handful of actors took to Hall H at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con to finally reveal what was in store for fans as we move into Phase 4 of the franchise.
It looks like there’s plenty to look forward to over the next few years, but those who were hoping to hear some news regarding the X-Men might be a little disappointed. Marvel Studios has confirmed they’re planning to release films focusing on the mutants at some point, but it’s not entirely clear when that’ll happen. We’ve previously reported these movies might not be due out until Phase 5, but one outlet suggests that we’ll have to wait even longer.
As ScreenRant notes, there’s a good chance the X-Men won’t make their MCU debut until Phase 6. So far, we already know every film and TV show that will release over the next two years, and we’ve even caught wind of some of the movies Marvel has begun to plan, such as the Blade reboot.
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According to the outlet:
Contrary to what was initially believed, the titles announced for Phase 4 of the MCU are not a first wave, but the entire Phase, as confirmed by Feige. The previous ones have covered three to four years, and if this is a new strategy from the studio, then Phase 5 will most likely run from 2022-2023, and Phase 6 from 2024-2025. With Blade and Fantastic 4 in development, they will probably be the new series introduced in Phase 5, leaving no room for the mutants to join – until Phase 6, that is.
There’s also the possibility Disney will want to give some time for the X-Men franchise to rest a little bit before they reboot it for the MCU. After all, the last few flicks haven’t done so well, and the House of Mouse might want to wait a bit to let the sour taste in our mouths fade. Personally, we’re excited to see how Marvel will tackle the X-Men, but we don’t mind waiting a few years to see it done right.