No one saw this coming but it is claimed that Kevin Feige’s X-Men in the MCU will be female-focused.
Feige and Marvel are currently moving to the X-Men in the MCU, which is either thought to start in Deadpool 3 or Avengers: Secret Wars.
Following those movies which are thought to put the final nail in the coffin of the Fox Marvel universe, it’s assumed Feige will introduce the MCU’s new X-Men.
Well, according to rumors, Feige’s X-Men is all about the female characters.
What do the X-Men rumors say?
According to scooper Daniel RPK, who recently nailed that info about Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards in Fantastic Four, the initial idea from Kevin Feige is to focus on the female members of the X-Men.
It’s further said that Kevin Feige wants to move the X-Men in the MCU as far away as possible and make them different than what Fox did with its franchise and movies (worth a note is that Feige worked on the Fox movies and that is where he got his start working under Fox X-Men producer Lauren Schuler Donner).
It’s added, so going in a different direction means no Magneto in the MCU at first, and that the MCU’s big X-Men villain will be Mr. Sinister.
Update: Daniel RPK also says Kevin Feige wants to introduce Magneto in the MCU in a Brotherhood of Mutants movie.
Alarm bells are sounding
As we all know, Kevin Feige’s approach to diversity has been a complete failure, so the alarm bells are sounding. While diversity in itself isn’t a bad thing, it’s Feige’s approach to diversity that has been done incorrectly. Just like the comics did, the diverse characters aren’t being introduced organically with a quality story, they are being thrown in the faces of long-time fans replacing long-time fan favorites. The positive regarding the X-Men is the franchise already has a lot of existing strong female characters. However, will Feige use them to “send a message” is the question.
In addition, recently it was said Feige’s X-Men plans are not that exciting.
“This sounds exciting on paper, but it’s actually not that exciting if you consider how Feige wants the MCU X-Men to appear post Avengers Secret Wars,” tweeted the CanWeGetSomeToast Twitter account which appears to be a PR-run account possibly by Disney and/or Marvel. “The current idea to reboot the X-Men in the MCU does NOT feature Wolverine on the team.”
We can also add that Feige made Iman Vellani’s Ms. Marvel the first mutant of the MCU, and both the Ms. Marvel Disney+ show and The Marvels are complete failures.
Also, recall that when Marvel Studios producer Victoria Alonso was at Marvel she said X-Men are outdated simply because the term uses “men.”
Previous rumors have also said fans won’t be happy with what Feige does with Wolverine and the X-Men in the MCU.
A Redditor who leaked a never-before-released Captain Marvel image said that Feige will include mutants on the X-Men who are going to be new ones for diversity and said, “If [you’re] so against it [you’re] definitely not gonna like Fiege’s plans INCLUDING Wolverine.”
Further rumors then surfaced that Feige would race-swap the X-Men and Wolverine as well (again, all about sending that message not about story).
While some Marvel fans may find this hard to believe, Feige’s approach to Phase 4 and Phase 5 has been a big bust. Feige and the MCU no longer have creators who care for the characters or the properties. Gone are Jon Favreau, Josh Whedon, the Russo Brothers, and James Gunn. They all share a love of comics — something that is no longer present at Marvel Studios.