While fans have long been theorising ways for X-Men characters to show up in the new “Avengers” films in the wake of the Disney-Fox deal, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige advises that the studio isn’t doing much of anything creatively with Fox’s Marvel properties until after the deal closes sometime in 2019.
Speaking with Vulture during “Black Panther” press rounds, Feige surprisingly says he was left out of the loop a bit and the big deals that are being done are “certainly above my pay grade”:
“The truth of the matter as I understand it is the deal has to be figured out. There’s been no communication. We’re not thinking about it. We’re focusing on everything we’ve already announced. If and when the deal actually happens, we’ll start to think more about it. Until then, we have a lot to do.”
Feige then confirms any new films in production from this deal would be years off as Marvel is booked through at least the next year and well into 2019.
The comments come as “Black Panther” was screened to rave social media reaction the other day. Full reviews are expected to come later.