Whenever there’s an article on the future of the “X-Men” franchise, you’re guaranteed to read several comments calling for 20th Century Fox to come to an arrangement with Marvel Studios in the same way Sony Pictures got together with Marvel with the newest incarnation of Spider-Man.
Well the chances of that happening have effectively gone from slim to none now according to Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige when he was asked about that very possibility by Variety. He responded: “It’s an impossibility at this juncture. We certainly have enough films to keep us busy for a number of lifetimes.”
Feige also spoke about the topic of recasting some of the MCU’s central heroes like Iron Man or Captain America and, from the sounds of it, that ain’t happening in the near future:
“Luckily we don’t have to make that decision anytime soon. There are a lot of movies that everyone is signed on for, and we get to enjoy them for a long time. Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man, and right now I can’t envision anyone else. Chris Evans has embodied Captain America as well as any actor has ever embodied an iconic pop-culture figure like that… There’s a precedent for it in other franchises that suggests it’s possible. But right now I don’t want to think about it and don’t need to think about it.”
Finally, he also touched upon “Captain Marvel,” saying that having a female director is very important to the studio. As is the character who has to be very human and with very relatable flaws so audiences can go on the journey with her as she develops the powers to fly through the sun and punch moons.