Although Kevin Feige is the president of Marvel Studios, there are still some things he must learn with the rest of us. The biggest piece of Marvel news lately is the merger between Fox and Disney, effectively giving the MCU the chance to grow exponentially with characters like X-Men, Deadpool, and the Fantastic Four.
“I read about it in the press like most people did,” Feige admitted when he spoke to Vulture during the Black Panther press junket.
Although this abundance of new material must seem overwhelming to fans and creators alike, Feige says the team at Marvel Studios is taking it one day (or year) at a time.
“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 explained.
As many movies as Disney and Marvel already have in the works, the time will eventually come when new announcements must be made and new projects must begin. Although Feige recognizes this, he still maintains that any new characters and ideas that can be added with the Fox merger will not come to fruition until all the current projects and timelines are completed.
“It would be years away. We’ve announced everything through 2019, so none of those would be adjusted,” said Feige.