Kevin Feige Teases Marvel Studios X-MEN Plans And Explains Why Hugh Jackman Had To FINALLY Wear Yellow Suit

Kevin Feige Teases Marvel Studios X-MEN Plans And Explains Why Hugh Jackman Had To FINALLY Wear Yellow Suit

Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige has once again commented on plans for the X-Men in the MCU and explains why now was the right time for Hugh Jackman to don Logan's comic-accurate suit in Deadpool & Wolverine.

By JoshWilding - Jul 10, 2024 03:07 PM EST
Filed Under: Deadpool & Wolverine
Source: Variety

When Disney acquired 20th Century Fox as part of a merger first announced in 2017 and later completed in 2019, the biggest winner may well have been Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. 

He gained the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises, meaning only Spider-Man remained off-limits (and he'd already negotiated a deal with Sony Pictures to share the web-slinger). 

The first of those Fox franchises to join the MCU will be the Merc with the Mouth's in the upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine

Talking to Variety about that, Feige said, "It felt almost like destiny. I’ve been at Marvel for over 20 years now. All those Fox characters were ones I’d never dreamed of having back purely under the fold of Marvel Studios."

"So when that happened, it was a giant surprise and a huge opportunity. The Fantastic Four and X-Men alone make a colossal portion of our comic universe that we now have access to for films and shows."

As for how much freedom he allowed Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds when it came to bringing mutants into the MCU, the executive added, "Almost everything was on the table. From Ryan’s point of view, this movie was all about No. 1, Deadpool and Wolverine together for the first time, and No. 2, the exploration of Deadpool and his cast of characters when they have access to this entire other timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe."

Asked about his plans for the X-Men, Feige remained frustratingly coy, but confirmed we've already seen Marvel Studios lay the groundwork for their eventual debut. "I wouldn’t say when but we’ve already hinted over the past few years at certain people possessing what will one day be known as the mutant gene," he stated. "We’ll be very excited when we tap into it."

Deadpool & Wolverine will beat the eventual X-Men reboot to the punch by introducing Logan's comic-accurate yellow and blue costume. However, knowing he had access to the original big screen Wolverine made its inclusion a no-brainer for Feige. 

"Hugh Jackman having never appeared in the character’s most iconic suit is like being Superman in 10 movies and never wearing the Superman costume," he says. "It’s a testament to Wolverine that it didn’t necessarily matter; the character is more than the costume.”

"When I realized Hugh was in, I went from studio mode to 'You know you gotta get in the yellow outfit, right?'"

Deadpool & Wolverine arrives in theaters on July 26.

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harryba11zack - 7/10/2024, 3:39 PM
MS. MARVEL on the x-men
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maybe, maybe more people will start to like her now
JayLemle - 7/10/2024, 3:41 PM
@harryba11zack - Miss Marvel is dope! That'd be a SICK team-up.
Vigor - 7/10/2024, 4:07 PM
@harryba11zack - it might give her some interesting content
DocSpock - 7/10/2024, 4:15 PM
@JayLemle -

I don't think Ms. Marvel is a dope. I kind of like the character.
Feralwookiee - 7/10/2024, 5:29 PM
@harryba11zack - Please, don't give them anymore bad ideas. 🤫
marvel72 - 7/11/2024, 3:07 AM
@harryba11zack - I can see Ms.Marvel replacing Kitty Pryde on the team or something worse we get both of them on the team.

And I don't mind Kitty Pryde being on the team.
JayLemle - 7/10/2024, 3:42 PM
Other than Spiderman's first MCU movie, I don't think I've seen a fast-track from idea-to-screen faster than Deadpool/Wolverine. Hell! Principle only ended Feb '24, with reshoots being a couple months back. Feige knows when he has a guaranteed hit on his hands.
bkmeijer1 - 7/10/2024, 4:57 PM
@JayLemle - I think Guardians 2 and Ant-Man & the Wasp happened pretty quickly too. Both were released only three years after the first
MCUKnight11 - 7/10/2024, 3:44 PM
A new era has begun.
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Doomsday8888 - 7/10/2024, 3:52 PM
"It’s a testament to Wolverine that it didn’t necessarily matter; the character is more than the costume.”

Never forget that, Kev.

We can barely recognize Hulk and Thor, don't pull that shit with Logan, no yellow ass costume is worth that.
JonC - 7/10/2024, 4:12 PM
@Doomsday8888 - i will say i thought Thor and Hulk were handled better under Whedon than they were under the Russos.
The72nd - 7/10/2024, 8:38 PM
@JonC - infinity war is still peak Thor on screen, imo
vectorsigma - 7/10/2024, 10:41 PM
@JonC - vision is light and day between those directors too. Even the simple scene of flying in aou is peak vision

grif - 7/10/2024, 3:56 PM
xmen 3 outfit looked better
Nomis929 - 7/10/2024, 3:57 PM
It’s a testament to Wolverine that it didn’t necessarily matter; the character is more than the costume.”

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MCUKnight11 - 7/10/2024, 4:03 PM
Can't help but think of Smallville with that quote about Superman.
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TheVisionary25 - 7/10/2024, 4:11 PM
@MCUKnight11 - same lol

Funnily enough imo , it’s still one of the better Superman iterations we have had.
valmic - 7/10/2024, 4:18 PM
@MCUKnight11 - I thought the same thing immediately.
HerrmanM - 7/10/2024, 4:11 PM
I show so much love for superman but it's all an act. My balls itch for marvel and wolverine. if I could could give up my backdoor virginity again, it'd be to wolverine. His big adamantium sliding between my cheeks, mmmm.
ModHaterSLADE - 7/10/2024, 4:12 PM
After the tease in The Wolverine I'm glad he's finally suiting up. Been long enough.
HerrmanM - 7/10/2024, 4:25 PM
@ModHaterSLADE - mmm I love a good tease
mountainman - 7/10/2024, 5:06 PM
@ModHaterSLADE - I preferred that collection to the brighter colors we are getting here but it is certainly long overdue!
TheVisionary25 - 7/10/2024, 4:24 PM
I’m intrigued by him saying that the movie was partly about the exploration of Deadpool and his cast when they have access to the MCU..

It makes me wonder if we’ll get an exploration of Wade as a character in relation to his arc in the film as he encounters a variant of himself or others like Loki had in his own show or Strange in MoM (it makes me buy those Vanessa is Lady Deadpool theories more).

Anyway in terms of the X-Men reboot , do it Feige!!.

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TheManWithoutFear - 7/10/2024, 4:33 PM
X-Men and FF about to start at Marvel. That's like 10-15 years of storytelling. Face front, true believers!!
Feralwookiee - 7/10/2024, 5:32 PM
@TheManWithoutFear - Is the general public even gonna care though?
I think the vast majority of normies have checked out of the MCU and after the output following Endgame, can you really blame them?
TheManWithoutFear - 7/11/2024, 1:50 AM
@Feralwookiee - I think it depends on the content. '97 proved that they are always willing to check back in. People love the X-Men.

Neither of us can effect the outcome, so why not just hope for the best. I know I'm excited for a new take on the X-Men (when we finally get there).
grouch - 7/10/2024, 6:15 PM
the more dirtier/damaged that suit is the better is looks and I mean that in a positive way.
grouch - 7/10/2024, 6:22 PM
did he really just say "we've hinted at the mutant gene the past few years".

yeah in the most horrendous ways possible with one word in horrendous movies and shows.
Astroman - 7/10/2024, 6:30 PM
Yeah, not a reference I’d like to see. It’s so simple 90s X-Men in live action for the win. These second rate heroes have got to go.
IronDean2099 - 7/10/2024, 6:37 PM
Other than Ms Marvel, who else could be a mutant?
Shivermetimbers - 7/10/2024, 6:54 PM
@IronDean2099 - namor?
IronDean2099 - 7/10/2024, 7:03 PM
@Shivermetimbers - good point. Hope we see him again.
cubrn - 7/11/2024, 2:04 AM
@IronDean2099 - also a few minor characters from She-Hulk were mutants
IronDean2099 - 7/11/2024, 4:18 AM
@cubrn - I guess if Mr Immortal is a mutant then there's precedence for others to have been around a long time too.
dragon316 - 7/10/2024, 11:06 PM
the character is more than the costume.” That’s right Kevin gets it he knows Superman not have trunks on in comics and movies don’t make Superman any less hero that he is he knows it’s his actions not what he wears look at smallvile show

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