The Fantastic Four and X-Men Come Home Next Week

Marvel’s first family (and Stan Lee’s first Marvel creation) and the Mutants will return home to Marvel next week, as Disney has announced a closing date for the 20th Century Fox acquisition.

Following the approvals in Brazil and Mexico, Disney has set a March 20th closing date for the Disney-Fox deal. Meaning that as of next week the Fox Marvel rights, Star Wars: A New Hope, Avatar, Aliens, Predator, Die Hard, The Simpsons, and all of the other Fox properties will be owned by Disney.

This doesn’t mean you’ll see the X-Men or Fantastic Four running around Avengers: Endgame next month, although I’m sure some sites are going to try to claim that just to get clicks. Kevin Feige isn’t the type of producer to hastily cast someone who will play a MCU character for the next ten years just for some kind of fan-service cameo in a movie next month.

But we may hear some of their plans for the Fantastic Four and Mutants at SDCC in July when Marvel Studios is expected to finally officially reveal some of the MCU movies that are coming after Spider-Man: Far From Home.