The X-Men’s Journey to the MCU: Latest Production Update
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans have been eagerly waiting for the X-Men to make their debut in the franchise. Marvel Studios has recently provided an update on the progress of their first major X-Men movie, which has further fueled the excitement among fans.
Over the past few years, the presence of mutants has slowly begun to be felt within the MCU. This can be seen through various events such as Ms. Marvel’s altered origin story in her solo series and Professor X’s involvement with the Illuminati in Doctor Strange 2. Moreover, the animated series X-Men ’97, which is a follow-up to the popular 90s animated series, is set to continue the legacy of the team on Disney+ in early 2024. Progress is also being made on Deadpool 3, which will be part of the MCU. However, the live-action debut of the X-Men themselves may still be a while away.
The initial official mention of the mutants joining the MCU came from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige during San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Feige noted that their arrival was still “a few years out” at that time. The X-Men movie is currently in development, and rumors suggest that it will be based on the iconic comic book story arc “House of M.” Marvel has not yet announced a release date for the X-Men movie, but fans are hoping that it will be sooner rather than later.
X-Men Movie Gets Big Production Update
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first major X-Men movie has not yet been officially announced, as per a recent update by Deadline. After the resolution of the recent writers’ strike and the establishment of a Writers Guild of America (WGA) deal, Disney is gearing up to arrange writer meetings in the fall to discuss potential concepts for the new X-Men movie to be produced by Marvel Studios.
Since the movie does not have a scheduled release date, Marvel has decided to take its time in selecting a writer for the upcoming X-Men reboot. It is expected that an official announcement regarding the writer will be made in early 2024.
During the world premiere event of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Kevin Feige addressed the possibility of the X-Men joining the MCU. This announcement came after the group was referenced in the Season 1 finale of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Ryan Reynolds confirmed Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3. Feige hinted that the X-Men’s arrival was drawing near with the developments taking place in Deadpool 3. This news has created excitement among the fans of the franchise, who are eagerly waiting to witness the X-Men’s entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“That’s what Jennifer Walters just asked the robot in the final episode of ‘She-Hulk.’ And I’ll give you the same answer that he gave, which was, I don’t remember, no answer, I think was what he gave, yes. But Deadpool and Wolverine, you know, we’re getting close.”
When Will the MCU’s X-Men Arrive?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s rebooted X-Men has been a much-anticipated topic among superhero fans worldwide. However, it seems that we’ll have to wait a little longer for the X-Men’s arrival in the MCU. The rebooted X-Men franchise is expected to take a few more years to come to fruition. But, in the meantime, there are plenty of mutant-related developments happening in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Deadpool 3 is the primary X-Men-related project that Marvel is currently working on. Fans are eagerly looking forward to the movie, which is expected to bring Ryan Reynolds’ quirky and lovable character back to the big screen. There’s also speculation that some past X-Men stars could make appearances in the movie. However, nothing is confirmed yet.
Marvel Studios is also planning to release Avengers: Secret Wars in 2027, which may feature legacy appearances from X-Men characters. This movie is still in its early development stages, and it is unclear which X-Men characters will make an appearance.
Marvel Studios has the opportunity to introduce new mutants alongside Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, which could pave the way for revealing more about the MCU’s take on these characters. However, this is still just speculation, and nothing has been confirmed yet.
Rumors suggest that Marvel Studios may not be able to recast X-Men roles until 2025 due to existing contracts with 20th Century Fox. However, this timeline coincides with the upcoming Secret Wars movie. If the rumors hold true, Marvel will have ample time to introduce highly anticipated new X-Men characters.
Currently, Deadpool 3 is scheduled to release on May 3, 2024, although its release date has recently been removed from Disney’s calendar. Fans are eagerly waiting for official announcements about the movie’s release and the future of the X-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.