A new rumor has surfaced pointing to what Kevin Feige has planned for the Fox-owned characters following the release of X-Men: Dark Phoenix and while it’s bad news for Fox employees, it’s good for fans.
Courtesy of Brent Andrew, a writer at Comic Genre, happened to find himself at a college speaking engagement with a number of high-level Fox production crew members.
It seems they were willing to say things they otherwise wouldn’t have. The plan is for X-Men: Dark Phoenix to be the final Marvel movie from 20th Century Fox and that the people who work on them will have to find jobs elsewhere once production is over, because all future projects are being moved to Disney. Simply put, once the deal is done, the heroes will officially be joining the MCU.
It’s said that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is taking up Fox’s Marvel characters and is looking to introduce Deadpool, the Fantastic Four, and X-Men in Phase 4. But currently, from unconfirmed sources, Marvel Studios has plans to integrate the characters, but does not have the green light to do so until the deal goes through sometime within the first half of 2019.
That’s great news for fans but not so much for those working at the studio as they’re uncertain about what will happen as Fox bosses struggle to decide whether or not to start developing movies which likely won’t be made. While there are more non-family friendly films under Fox’s belt, the House of Mouse has the ways to make them happen, if the company decides to do so.
Going back to X-Men: Dark Phoenix, it’s said that the production team are having to digitally recreate sets which were scrapped once filming was complete, a sign perhaps that those reshoots were indeed pretty extensive. Many thanks to Bleeding Cool for the heads up on these details.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is slated for a February 14, 2019 release.