The long-standing wish to see the X-Men become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) could be very close to fulfillment.
According to a new report from Comic Genre earlier today, the mutants will be crossing over as soon as the deal to acquire 20th Century Fox goes through for Disney.
This means that X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) will be the last installment in the franchise from 20th Century Fox. The standing crew is said to have been thanked for their efforts and told that their services will no longer be required because everything will be moved to Disney in the coming months.
It should be noted that the same sources claim Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, to be “hoovering up” all major characters from 20th Century Fox and plans are already being laid out for their integration into “Phase Four” of the MCU.
This merger of universes, in a manner of speaking, will take place for not only the X-Men but also the Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and others.
There have been recent reports that the MCU will be taking a cosmic direction with the next phase of development, and that the Eternals will be setting up stage after the Infinity Stones have been put to rest. The Fantastic Four certainly fits such a criteria, but it remains to be seen just how the X-Men and others will be penned to make their debut in the MCU in deep space.
The untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel will be the first movie to initiate Phase Four, as well as being the first movie to be set right after the untitled sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. It is scheduled to release in theaters on July 5, 2019.