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Ever since Disney bought 20th Century Fox back in 2019 one of the biggest questions people have had was “When will the X-Men join the MCU?”. Well with the recent unveiling for Phase 5 and Phase 6 with no X-Men or Mutants I sight we most likely will have to wait a little longer. But how long exactly?
Well according to reporter @devinfc of the Cinema Sangan podcast he claimed to have the answer in their most recent podcast episode when discussing many of the recent MCU announcements at San Diego Comic Con.
“The reason why is because the contractual situation with the original Fox stuff is going to be in effect until 2025. And if they don’t want to use those actors then they’ll have to wait until those contracts to expire.“
“If they’re going to have stuff hitting in 2025 at the end of the contract then they’ll announce it. But I think that actually they can’t even go into production, it’s not even a release; It’s the same thing with Superman. So they’re gonna be in Phase 7. They’re gonna be in after the Multiverse Saga.“
So according to this report the reason why we still haven’t seen a new version of the X-Men in the MCU yet is due to pre-existing contracts that Disney had to honor when they acquired 20th Century Fox. So when they recently had Patrick Stewart reprise the role of Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness they were contractually obligated to not hire anyone new.
With the recent rumor of the Mutants joining the MCU at some point it looks like we will have to wait at least another four years before that comes to fruition.
Source: 3C Films
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