New Reports Reveal Potential Timeline for ‘X-Men’ Reboot in the MCU

New Reports Shed Light on Possible X Men Reboot Timeline Within the MCU

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

These characters are set to join the MCU. By October 2020, the ‘X-Men’ and ‘Fantastic Four’ films were relabeled as “Marvel Legacy films” on Disney+. Notably, Patrick Stewart returned as an alternate Professor X in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,’ and Kelsey Grammer reprised his role as Beast in ‘The Marvels’.

“Deadpool & Wolverine” is set to introduce Deadpool and Wolverine, played by Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, into the MCU storyline. With each passing month, it becomes clearer that we’re edging closer to the reboot, with rumors swirling about the movie’s details.

In a recent Discord AMA, Cosmic Circus’ Alex Perez shed light on some timeline concerns surrounding the upcoming reboot. When asked about the release order of MCU’s interaction with X-Men, whether before or after ‘Secret Wars,’ Perez suggested that ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ appears to be the pivotal project for X-Men.

Too early to tell, but from what I understand, the MCU iteration of the X-Men will be introduced post-Secret Wars. And there’s a reason for that, which will be explained in Deadpool and Wolverine.

This isn’t the first time ‘Secret Wars’ has been linked to the X-Men. Previous reports suggest ‘Secret Wars’ will act as an MCU reboot, keeping only the Fantastic Four and X-Men in the cinematic universe.

Aside from that, there aren’t many details about the story; it’s mostly rumors. Earlier reports mentioned the studio is seeking a director of color, with Jordan Peele in talks for the project. The lineup of characters remains unknown, but insiders suggest the reboot will introduce some characters not seen in previous live-action projects.

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