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SDCC: X-Men Teased For MCU, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy Sequels Confirmed

July 21, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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A lot of big news came out of San Diego Comic-Con for Phase Four of the MCU. But beyond that, Marvel has more coming including Black Panther, Captain Marvel…and oh yeah, the X-Men. As MovieWeb notes, at the end of the panel Kevin Feige said that there were plenty of films beyond the just-announced Phase Four films. Among those were the previously-noted Blade reboot, but he also dropped a host of sequel names.

To close out the panel, Feige teased, “We talked about so much tonight, it’s a shame we didn’t have time to talk about Black Panther 2, about Captain Marvel 2, about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 … We didn’t have time to talk about the Fantastic Four, or about the mutants.”

Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 are hardly surprises, to be fair. James Gunn was recently hired back for Guardians 3 earlier this year and the other sequels were surfire things considering how big of hits they were. And of course by “the mutants,” he means the X-Men, which very clearly implies that Professor Xavier’s team will be coming to the MCU in the foreseeable future. Again, that was expected to happen considering Disney’s acquisition of Fox; it was just a question of when.

None of these films will happen during Phase Four, which will be loaded up with the likes of Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi and the the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder. Those films have Marvel’s release dates staked out through the end of 2021, and perhaps longer if they wish to cap off Phase Four with an Avengers-like team-up film. Phase Five is a more likely place for Marvel to introduce the FF, the X-Men and the rest.

It’s possible that the studio will reveal more information on the next steps of the MCU at D-23 on the weekend of August 23rd through the 25th. Until then though, it seems as if we have plenty of MCU news to fill up on at the moment.