Marvel Isn't Working On Integrating the X-Men With the MCU Just Yet

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Although Disney's acquisition of Fox's key assets is expected to be complete by summer 2019, fans shouldn't expect to see Wolverine and the X-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon.

When asked about how to reconcile those two cinematic universes, which depict their heroes in different ways, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told ComingSoon.net that it's "too far out to talk about whether it will happen or not." He emphasized that Marvel is "not working on it in any way, shape or form. We've got five films on the docket we've already announced that are taking a big percent of our time."

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Incorporating the X-Men into an already-established universe won't be an easy feat. However, this wouldn't be the first time the MCU has faced world-building challenges. Feige compared the situation to how the studio handled Thor after the more grounded Iron Man.

"People said, 'How in the world can you bring in a Norse god who flies with a hammer into the world you’ve established of Tony Stark and Stark Industries?'" he said. "That was sort of the reason we made the Thor film the way we did, was to ease character into a world together, even though they might not understand each other and might have trouble getting along at first, that’s the fun of it. But tonally there’s always a way, and as you said the comics have been navigating it quite well for half a century."

Meanwhile, Avengers: Infinity War opens this week and is expected to dramatically affect the future of the MCU. It's uncertain what that cinematic universe will look like when the X-Men potentially enter the picture.

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