Late last year a bombshell was announced that Walt Disney will be merging with longtime competitor 20th Century Fox. While in the grand scheme of things this look like a great move for both companies going forward. While many found it a bit disheartening that Disney is becoming such a corporate juggernaut.
Now on the comic book side of things this acquisition would all Disney subsidiary Marvel Studios to regain many of the characters the company originally sold off in the 90’s including the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Many fans had theorized (more like wild hope) that with the announced acquisition we would start seeing the end of Fox-Men universe and see a rebooted X-Men universe after Avengers: Infinity War. This was never going to happen as the merger must go through the proper domestic and international courts legally before it is official. The projected time frame for the merger to become complete was 18 months however it could be as early as December of this year.
During a town hall meeting with Fox employees President Peter Rice (via Deadline) revealed that the acquisition will become official in late Spring 2019 or at the very latest Summer 2019. Which means any type of cameo appearance by Wolverine will simply not happen until 2020 at the earliest. There’s been whispers we at Omega Underground have heard that Kevin Feige is already planning his next phase of Marvel films to include Wolverine and the Fantastic Four. However, again he isn’t allowed o follow through on any plans until the ink dries. So the two Marvel teams will most likely not appear until Phase 5 with cameo’s in Phase 4. But that is pure speculation.