Marvel: Trusted source ‘reveals’ how X-Men and Fantastic Four will enter MCU

John Krasinski is reportedly being lined up for a key role

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 18 May 2020 08:57 BST
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There has been much speculation surrounding the introduction of X-Men and Fantastic Four to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ever since Kevin Feige’s Comic-Con announcement in 2019.

Every month, there seem to be new leaked details about how the studio intends to bring them into the fold, with one person even claiming that the X-Men will clash with the remaining Avengers in a future film.

However, the person believed to be the most trusted source of all the leakers – Roger Wardell – has waded in with what he claims to be new information, including casting decisions.

“MCU’s Fantastic Four and X-Men will be primarily based on their Earth-1610 counterparts,” he wrote on Twitter, which means that the two factions would be introduced as part of the multiverse – a convenient way of explaining their absence so far.

Should this be the way Marvel proceeds, bosses will be able to say they planned this the entire time thanks to a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it background detail in 2011’s Thor: The Dark World.

Wardell – who has a good track record when it comes to leaking huge MCU plot points – claims that John Krasinski is being circled for a lead role – possibly Reed Richards, the Fantastic Four’s leader – with Breaking Bad villain Giancarlo Esposito also wanted for a key part.

While their arrival will likely be dealt with in Phase 6, other reports have predicted Wolverine will appear as early as Phase 5 – although a leaked set video all but confirmed his appearance in Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Last year, during an Empire interview, Feige detailed a scrapped Avengers: Endgame scene that would have been extremely traumatic for younger viewers, and, at Comic-Con, named the Avenger that could have single-handedly taken down Thanos in Endgame.

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