MCU’s ‘X-Men’ Reboot Gets a Production Update

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In March 2019, Marvel Studios acquired the film rights to X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool following Disney’s purchase of Fox for $71.3 billion.

These characters are set to become part of the MCU. In October 2020, the ‘X-Men’ and ‘Fantastic Four’ films were relabeled as “Marvel Legacy films” on Disney+. Notably, Patrick Stewart reprised his role as an alternate Professor X in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,’ and Kelsey Grammer returned as Beast in ‘The Marvels’. Additionally, ‘Deadpool & Wolverine,’ a sequel to ‘Deadpool 2,’ will introduce Deadpool and Wolverine variant, played by Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, into the MCU continuity.

The ‘X-Men’ reboot project has been in discussion for a while, and there’s finally an update on its expected production start date. Production Weekly states that ‘X-Men’ is set to commence production in late 2025, confirming previous reports from last month.

Alex Perez mentioned in a Q&A that despite the success of ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ and ‘X-Men ’97,’ we shouldn’t anticipate the arrival of X-Men in the MCU anytime soon. The studio is not rushing the process.

It will be a while. And anyone expecting mutants (or X-Men) to suddenly come into the MCU after Deadpool & Wolverine will be sorely disappointed.

The MCU currently features at least six mutants, including Kamala Khan, who was retconned as a mutant in the comics, and Namor, introduced in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’ El Aguila and Mr. Immortal debuted in ‘She-Hulk,’ but they haven’t garnered much attention from fans and may not be considered mutants by the general audience.

While these rumors are disappointing, it’s crucial to prioritize storytelling over rushing to include mutants. Alongside Deadpool and Wolverine, there have been rumors of Storm appearing in ‘What If…?’ Season 3.

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