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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