The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a fascinating thing, isn’t it? It’s a massive enough entity to span galaxies (and countless franchise options), but there’s always a reasonable grumble that X-Men or Doctor Doom popping by would make the comic book funzos all the sweeter. Sadly, this is the portion of our blab where we have some bad news to break.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige engaged in a bit of chat with Variety and warned fans that it would be “an impossibility” for Fox Marvel heroes (like X-Men and Fantastic Four) to slide into the Marvel Cinematic Universe like Spider-Man managed to do earlier this year. Yes, “impossibility” was the word used.
“It’s an impossibility at this juncture,” offered Feige. Although he was quick to find a bright spot. “We certainly have enough films to keep us busy for a number of lifetimes.”
Speaking of which, Doctor Strange has been a critical and commercial hit for Marvel. 2017 won’t have Wolverine or Sue Storm in the mix, but a solid trio of offerings awaits on next year’s slate. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to arrive on May 5, Spider-Man: Homecoming is earmarked for July 7 and Thor: Ragnarok closes out Marvel’s 2017 big screen fare on November 3, 2017. (Well, provided Iron Man doesn’t show up in Fifty Shades Darker for some reason.)