When Will The X-Men Join The MCU? Here's A Response From Kevin Feige

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Marvel fans are still hyped from the MCU's mega-panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. The event at Hall H announced the mega movie franchise's blueprint for the next four years, revealing upcoming projects' release dates and official titles, including two Avengers movies. However, one name that was noticeably absent from the panel was the X-Men.

Ever since Disney purchased Fox Studios, Marvel fans have been expecting the mutants such as Wolverine, Cyclops, and Storm eventually join the MCU. Rumors of a Mutant project have been circulating for a while and it was already confirmed that Kamala Kahn was a mutant at the end of Ms. Marvel, but when will the X-Men arrive in the MCU?

Thankfully, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige shared a hint at San Diego Comic-Con.

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When is X-Men coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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Disney and Marvel Studios haven't officially announced when the X-Men will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sadly, no X-Men title was revealed during the MCU panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, but Kevin Feige hinted at when fans can expect the X-Men in the MCU.

Responding to a question from Brandon Davis of Comicbook.com, Feige shared a hint. Davis jokingly asked, "Phase 10, is that gonna be Phase X?" alluding to Marvel's team of iconic mutants, to which Feige replied: "You wanna wait til Phase 10 for the X-Men?... Alright, that’s longer than I wanna wait".

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With Phase 4 wrapping up with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Phase 5 fully laid out, it's likely that the X-Men MCU project in the Multiverse Saga is in Phase 6. At SDCC 2022, only three MCU projects were announced for Phase 6: Fantastic Four and the two upcoming Avengers blockbusters, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. Marvel Studios didn't confirm any other projects for Phase 6, but it's also possible that the mutants won't arrive until Phase 7, which won't presumably launch until at least 2026.

Considering the full slate of the Marvel movie franchise, it looks like fans will have to wait a few years before they see the X-Men join the MCU. Right now, it looks like the MCU is already planting those first mutant seeds, but it's assuring to hear from Feige that it wouldn't take more than a decade for the mutants to arrive.


When will Marvel Studios announce more details about the X-Men joining the MCU?

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While SDCC 2022 upset fans hoping for an X-Men announcement, Marvel Studios still has other avenues left in 2022 to officially announce an X-Men project that's reportedly titled The Mutants. Fans can look forward to the D23 Expo, which is set for September. Disney already announced the panel details for D23 but it doesn't mention anything about any upcoming X-Men movies or TV shows. It's also plausible that the X-Men project will be announced at Disney's Investor Day.

There's also a possiblity that X-Men, Deadpool, and other Marvel properties under Fox Studios will have their own slate of upcoming projects that will eventually merge with the MCU. Otherwise, it's likely the X-Men won't arrive until Phase 6, and SDCC 2023 seems like the best avenue to announce the project, along with the castings of the upcoming Fantastic Four movie.