WandaVision premieres this Friday on Disney+ which means Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has been making the rounds doing press and revealing all sorts of tidbits about the future of the MCU.
First up, ScreenRant asked him when the X-Men will be making their MCU debut. He revealed the following:
“You know how much I love the X-Men. I already said that’s where I started. I can’t tell you anything before we actually announced it, but rest assured, the discussions have been long and ongoing internally.”
I’ve always believed that Marvel should reintroduce the Fantastic Four to audiences before the X-Men given how successful the latter has been compared to the former. And that seems to be exactly what Marvel is doing. However, that doesn’t mean that certain X-Men characters won’t debut before the team. Feige also confirmed during press talks that Deadpool 3 is in development. He said:
“It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now… It will not be [filming] this year. Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor. We’ve got a number of things we’ve already announced that we now have to make, but it’s exciting for it to have begun. Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is just awesome to see him bring that character to life.”
So rest assured, Disney will not be bastardizing Deadpool. It will be interesting to see how Deadpool 3 will be marketed and if it will eventually end up on Disney+ (perhaps with password protection only adults can break).
Moving away from the films and over to TV, there have been a lot of new developments in the upcoming Moon Knight series. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (The Endless) are set to direct multiple episodes of the Marvel series. Mohamed Diab will also direct as well as serving as showrunner.
In addition to Oscar Isaac starring as Moon Knight, the show has just cast May Calamawy (Ramy) in a key, undisclosed role. The series is gearing up for a March production start in Budapest. It will consist of six 40-50 minute episodes.
Speaking of run times, in an interview with Collider, Feige revealed the episode counts and lengths for the upcoming Disney+ series. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki will run for six 40-50 minute episodes while She-Hulk will be 10 half-hour episodes.
Finally, Feige stated that the next six years of the MCU have already been planned:
“To varying degrees of specificity, it’s always about 5 to 6 years out versus what we’ve announced. So whatever that takes us to.”
Now everyone is stating that to mean 2025 or 2026, but if it’s 5-6 years after what has been announced, well that means we’re actually looking at about 2027 or 2028. I recall a couple years ago Feige revealing that he had planned the future of the MCU out until 2028, so this recent news seems to confirm that. He’s revealed that multiple films and Disney+ series that have yet to be announced are currently in the works. He also stayed silent when Collider asked him if Charlie Cox’s Daredevil would be integrated into the larger MCU (which I’m taking to mean he will be in Spider-Man 3 like rumors suggest).
What do you think of the Moon Knight news? Excited to see the directors behind Spring and The Endless helm a Marvel property? What do you think the MCU will look like in 2028? Tell us in the comments!