In a meeting to advance his latest film The 355, Kinberg talked about the X-Men franchise’s future in the MCU. While he remains uncertain how the X-Men will be presented in the universe, he has faith in Feige as a maker to get them. Kinberg called Feige one of the “greatest makers” ever, refering to his noteworthy track record. Read the full statement beneath:
“The legitimate answer is, I have no idea. And the other answer is, Kevin Feige knows what he is doing with the MCU. I would argue he’s the greatest maker throughout the entire existence of cinema. Really. I mean, on the off chance that you see it pound for pound as far as quality and as far as clearly commercial achievement, doubtlessly the latter is valid. So I don’t have a clue.”
Feige has certainly made a name for himself as one of the all-star makers in Hollywood, having been nominated for an Academy Award for Black Panther. In 2019, Feige was awarded the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild of America. He also has a nearby history with the X-Men franchise, as he was originally an assistant to X-Men maker Lauren Shuler Donner prior to being elevated to an associate maker because of his insight into the Marvel Universe. Eventually, Feige was employed by Avi Arad for Marvel Studios and became president in 2007.
With the presentation of the multiverse in projects like Loki and Spider-Man: No Way Home, there is a solid chance and a lot of trust that the X-Men characters from the past film series could appear in the MCU. Marvel has affirmed that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is as yet going through reshoots, and many keep thinking about whether this is potentially to incorporate more multiversal characters, similar to an appearance from Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine or Reynolds’ Deadpool. Feige has already effectively presented the various legends of the Avengers, the inestimable and mystical side of the MCU, and different incarnations from across the multiverse, so most would agree that the X-Men are also in good hands for their eventual introduction.