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Fans have been waiting 10 years for this to happen.
Anyone familiar with superheroes movies knows that while Disney owns Marvel Studios, it doesn't actually own the rights to all the characters created by Marvel throughout its history.
Most notably, the entire X-Men world is currently owned by Fox — and all X-Men, Deadpool and Wolverine films have so far had nothing to do with the same Marvel Cinematic Universe where Iron Man, Spider-Man and Captain America live.
But Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has began to publicly tease the introduction of the X-Men into the MCU.
Speaking to Variety magazine, Feige said: “We’ve been told it’s looking very, very good and could happen in the first six months of next year. The notion of the characters coming back is great. It’s nice when a company that created all these characters can have access to all those characters. It’s unusual not to. But in terms of actually thinking about it and actually planning things, we haven’t started that yet.”
The development has been made possible by a merger that will see Disney absorb 21st Century Fox and its Marvel-licensed properties, notably the aforementioned X-Men and Fantastic Four (and Silver Surfer).
Obviously, Professor X and the gang won't be arriving in enough time to save the universe from Thanos, but it's certainly looking like the MCU is about to get a lot bigger.