“Kevin Feige is pissing me off”: Marvel’s X-Men Plans for What If…? Has Left Fans Upset Ahead of Hugh Jackman’s Deadpool 3 Release

Kevin Feige has rubbed fans the wrong way with an update on the X-Men and 'What If...?'

“Kevin Feige is pissing me off”: Marvel’s X-Men Plans for What If…? Has Left Fans Upset Ahead of Hugh Jackman’s Deadpool 3 Release

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  • The X-Men will be required to make a feature debut in the MCU before they can appear in 'What If...?', says Kevin Feige.
  • This has gotten a lot of fans annoyed, as they anticipate the appearance of the X-Men in the MCU.
  • The X-Men might be able to bring back the focus required for the MCU, just as the Avengers did in the first three phases.
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The X-Men are making their debut in the MCU soon. Deadpool 3, starring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Ryan Reynolds as the titular Merc with a Mouth, will be the first feature-length appearance of the mutants within the MCU.

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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in X-Men: Days of Future Past

While Sir Patrick Stewart and Kelsey Grammer have appeared in the films already (the former even had an extended cameo), Kevin Feige seems not to consider these as the official debut of the X-Men. The producer has stated that no X-Men will appear in the What If…? animated series until they are formally introduced in the live-action films, which has rubbed fans the wrong way.

Also Read: Deadpool 3 Will Do What No Other X-Men Movie Before it Could With Sir Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender? New Report Hints Multiple X-Men Variants

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Fans are not pleased with Kevin Feige’s approach to the X-Men

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine X-Men: Days of Future Past
Hugh Jackman as Logan

The X-Men have been a team that fans have been waiting for to join the MCU. However, thanks to Feige’s comments on the matter, fans are a little miffed about things as they stand. What If…?, which looks at alternate realities, has failed to include any X-Men (or any mutant) at all in its stories, something that has broken the illusion of the multiverse for the fans. The internet is filled with frustrated comments about the nature of this decision.

While the X-Men have already made their debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans are frustrated with the amount of time that has passed since their acquisition. As the X-Men are now officially Disney’s property, fans had assumed that they would be making their debut only a couple of years later.  Fox completed its deal with Disney way back in 2019, and fans expected to see the X-Men in full force by 2021. However, 5 years hence, the X-Men are yet to have a feature debut, with Deadpool 3 serving as an entourage for the IP.

Also Read: X-Men Theory Finally Busts an Age Old Hugh Jackman Wolverine Myth, Proves Deadpool 3 Will Give us His Strongest Form

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The X-Men might re-focus the MCU

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X-Men as they appear in Fox’s Universe

The previous iteration of the Avengers allowed for a unified vision for the MCU, allowing creatives to create stories that felt cohesive and well-made. However, in the wake of their being indisposed, the newer iteration of heroes has been pulled in too many directions, making it difficult for fans to follow whatever plans Marvel has put in place or teased.

With the introduction of the X-Men, the MCU would have a unified vision again, working towards an endpoint that would give the overarching narrative of the franchise a direction. This would not only bring back fans who were enamored by the first few phases of the MCU, but it would also restore trust in the brand going forward.

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