Kevin Feige now has his pick of ex-21st Century Fox mutants, but does anyone care to see those X-Men or Fantastic Four pitch up in Marvel’s cinematic multiverse?

One can only imagine the high level of miff that must be floating around the X-Mansion given the news that Marvel Studios is to welcome Deadpool, umpteen Spider-Men and most of the Sinister Six into its burgeoning cinematic multiverse. Where is the glistening, 1,000gsm party invite that the likes of James McAvoy (Professor X Jr) and Michael Fassbender (young Magneto) could be forgiven for having expected to land on their doorsteps by now?

If Marvel supremo Kevin Feige is bringing back Jamie Foxx’s Electro from the underperforming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for the forthcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home, surely he can find a space for some of those ex-21st Century Fox mutants who now find themselves homeless after Disney bought the entire studio in 2019? So far, only the Evan Peters version of Quicksilver, who appeared briefly in Disney+’s brilliant WandaVision, has been invited to cross from one big-screen reality to another, though this is not altogether surprising. Have you seen Dark Phoenix?

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