Following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, Marvel Studios announced its plans to add the X-Men into the MCU at some point, but it seems like it won’t be happening for a “very long time.” This might include Deadpool seeing as though a third movie has been confirmed but not listed in the current MCU lineup yet up until Phase 6.
Some X-Men characters have already appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe such as Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but Marvel Studios hasn’t fully integrated the mutant team into the universe at large yet, at least not in any meaningful way beyond some cameos. A new report suggests that Marvel Studios isn’t adding them into the fray anytime soon.
According to Deadline’s Justin Kroll via Twitter:
“Speaking of X-Men, this film isn’t happening for a very long time, so outside of a writer being tapped, it’s super unlikely any casting decisions get made on that one for some time.”
Marvel Studios has laid out its plan for the next three phases of the MCU, though only detailed as far as Phase 5. Phase 6 largely remains a mystery, but we do know that it will be capped off with two tentpole team-up movies, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. It’s possible that Marvel Studios will choose to introduce the X-Men after these event movies, though no precise timeframe was given.
On the other hand, actor Ryan Reynolds seems confident in moving ahead with Deadpool 3. The IP was picked up with the X-Men when Disney bought Fox, though Marvel Studios hasn’t offered a release date for it yet.
We’ll just have to wait and see how the MCU might be shaken up by the introduction of the X-Men at a much later stage.
Source: Justin Kroll