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Disney wants Marvel’s Kevin Feige to oversee ‘X-Men’ after Fox merger



“X-Men: Days of Future


  • Disney CEO Bob Iger told The Hollywood Reporter that it
    “makes sense” for Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to
    oversee the “X-Men” franchise after the Disney/Fox
  • Iger’s comments further suggest that X-Men characters
    will be introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • “There shouldn’t be two Marvels,” Iger said.


Disney CEO Bob Iger has his own vision for Fox’s “X-Men”
franchise, and it doesn’t exactly involve Fox.

Iger revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that
he’d like Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to oversee the
franchise after Disney’s acquisition of Fox, but tip-toed around
the subject because of what has (or hasn’t) been communicated to

“I think it only makes sense,” Iger said. “I want to be
careful here because of what’s been communicated to the Fox
folks, but I think they know. It only makes sense for Marvel to
be supervised by one entity. There shouldn’t be two

It sounds like the possibility of the “X-Men” franchise as
we know it continuing is low. Based on Iger’s comments, Disney
will likely integrate the characters into the Marvel Cinematic
Universe, which would reboot the franchise.

Variety reported this week that Disney is developing TV series
spinning off of the MCU that would star Tom Hiddleston as Loki,
Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, and characters that haven’t
been introduced yet. Feige would have a “hands-on role” in the
making of them.

A Scarlet Witch TV series
suggests that Disney is already thinking of ways it can include
X-Men characters into the MCU, as Scarlet Witch is the daughter
of X-Men villain Magneto in the comics.

Iger’s comments breathe further life into that likelihood.
Maybe Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, and others (or characters we
haven’t even seen in Fox’s films) will soon be fighting
side-by-side with the likes of the MCU’s Spider-Man, Captain
Marvel, Black Panther, and more.

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