‘Avengers’ Director Explains The Wait For Marvel Studios’ X-Men Reboot

When will Marvel Studios bring out the X-Men?

Marvel Studios X-Men

Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo talked about their desire to tackle the X-Men and explained why Marvel Studios is taking their time.

Marvel Studios finally secured the rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four in 2019 following Disney’s purchase of 20th Century Fox. As Marvel continues to grow after Avengers: Endgame, the studio hasn’t brought out their version of the mutants just yet.

Patrick Stewart did appear as Professor X once again in the Doctor Strange sequel, and Marvel Studios has confirmed they are working on Deadpool and Fantastic Four films along with a continuation of the 90s X-Men animated series. Still, no live-action projects focused on the X-Men have been announced. However, an X-Men film or Disney Plus series could be announced at San Diego Comic-Con later this month after Kevin Feige teased their inclusion the last time they were in Hall H.

Joe and Anthony Russo stuck the landing with Avengers: Endgame, but are currently focused on their own projects. Still, reports have come out that they are already discussing a return to Marvel Studios. The directors have previously expressed interest in tackling Secret Wars, but the X-Men might be another option. While speaking with AP Entertainment, here’s what Joe Russo had to say about the X-Men:

“That was one of my favorite comics growing up, Wolverine. One of my prized possessions is ‘Incredible Hulk 181,’ which was the first appearance of Wolverine. It’s an important part of my comic book collection. Wolverine being so essential to the X-Men, of course, that would be a fun project to work on and find a new way into it. But I do think that’s probably something that Kevin has rightfully put aside for a while to introduce some new characters to the world and bring that back when it’s ready.”

Marvel Studios’ X-Men Hiatus

Joe Russo’s comments about Marvel Studios holding off on the major X-Men characters like Wolverine given that Fox’s franchise ended in 2019 makes sense. Marvel is following an iconic X-Men film franchise that spanned 20 years. For now, Marvel seems to be focused on introducing other characters before reinventing the iconic mutants for the MCU. Not to mention it’s going to be a challenge for Marvel Studios to make the arrival of the mutants make sense in their established universe.

Here is the synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Avengers: Endgame is available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming on Disney Plus through IMAX Enhanced presentation. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the X-Men franchise, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.