A lot of news has been coming out of Camp Disney recently and because of the expanding reach of the House of Mouse, Disney CEO Bob Iger sat down with The Hollywood Reporter and talked about everything Disney including some big, but not unexpected, Marvel news.
In the interview, Iger talked about plans for both the Disney streaming service as well as the firing of James Gunn and Roseanne, but when asked about details of the Fox acquisition, he told THR what their plans are. When talking about the X-Men franchise, Iger was asked specifically if Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige would be in charge of the franchise. Iger responded;
“I think it only makes sense. I want to be careful here because of what’s been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know. It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn’t be two Marvels.”
Iger seems to be letting the team over at Fox know that Feige will be the decision maker and planner for the X-Men universe going forward. All of this continues to fuel speculation that Feige will begin to incorporate the mutants into the MCU at some point. A sentiment that Iger’s “There shouldn’t be two Marvels” statement seems to confirm.
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