Last year, Disney purchased the assets of 21st Century Fox (who owns the film rights to X-Men, Deadpool, and the Fantastic Four), for the huge sum of $52.4 billion. The historic deal gave the opportunity to finally introduce Fox’s Marvel characters into Disney’s expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Marvel president Kevin Feige said that “hundreds” of superheroes could enter future MCU movies following the deal and “it’s very exciting”. In an interview with MTV News, Feige revealed that he’s keen to explore these newfound possibilities. “The truth is I’m excited for all of them and it’s not just the marquee names, you know. There are hundreds of names on those agreements and the fact that Marvel is as close as we may ever get now to having access to all of the characters is something I’ve been dreaming about for my almost 20 years at Marvel.”
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige on when #AvengersEndgame got its title, how #CaptainMarvel is looking, the Disney-Fox merger, and more from the #GoldenGlobes red carpet pic.twitter.com/pSE7lgNM4U— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) January 7, 2019
Feige also talked about the possibility of a Silver Surfer movie and plans to put Adam McKay in the director’s chair. “I’ve not gotten a call yet, but I’ve seen Adam tonight and at a number of these awards and he is not only, as everybody knows, an incredibly smart guy, he’s an honest to goodness fan. And, you know, he did a lot of sort of behind-the-scenes help with us on the first Ant-Man film.”