Disney+ has fans in their arms after using a Wolverine gif for Disney+ Day hype. On social media, the streaming service sent X-Men fans into a tailspin with their well-timed post. Many fans are expecting some sort of mutant announcement during D23. When Kevin Feige took the stage at Comic-Con in San Diego, many viewers thought a x-men revelation was almost assured. That didn’t happen, but he left the door wide open for further announcements at Disney’s own event. Well, with just a week until Disney+ Day and the greatest potential for D23, the fandom is getting nervous again. Ms. Marvel is the first confirmed mutant in the MCU, but a lot of people want to see their favorites appear in a capacity that doesn’t get them slaughtered by Scarlet Witch. They might get their chance, but nothing is imminent at the moment.
Giancarlo Esposito spoke to Countdown City Geeks about a meeting he had with Marvel Studios to fuel this whole X-Men fire. Speculation accelerated when this news became public.
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“So I haven’t worked for Marvel yet,” the actor began. “I’ve been in a room with them and I’ve talked with them, and to answer your question, I think what they’re doing is along the lines of this mythological journey that Joe Campbell talked about, which was being a friend of George Lucas who George Lucas put in his stories. They do the same.”
“So, we talked about Magneto, we talked about Dr. Freeze, we talked about, who else are they talking about over there? Oh, Doom! And there’s Professor X. Pick one? I’m going to go for something that’s a little bit different. I’m going to go tell the universe it’s Professor X,” Esposito added.
Things are different in Phase 4 of the MCU and should move forward. Comicbook.com spoke to Kevin Feige at San Diego Comic-Con and he offered his read on what they learned from this list of post-Endgame shows and movies.
“I think we’ve learned something about every project we do, but as we’ve been building, and even three years ago here, building phase 4, which we haven’t fully explained, but most of you know that, we realized that it’s very different from phase 1, 2 and 3,” he admitted. “That there are more projects in fewer years, and so it didn’t seem fair to peak, you know, not peak every 10 months in an Avengers movie. And each of the films themselves have now become quite prominent in our crossover events in many ways. And after the creative experience we’ve had with infinity War and Endgame, it felt like it was a saga cap, saving back-to-back Avengers movies for a saga completion and that’s really what we wanted to expose today.”
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