Avengers: Endgame is just 2 months away and despite the fact that the Disney Fox deal hasn’t come to a close yet, people still wonder whether the X-Men and/or Fantastic Four characters will show up in the post-credits scene of the film. Kevin Feige has repeatedly talked about the fact that Marvel will begin to use these characters as soon as the deal is done, but still, people don’t want to let go of a possible introduction of mutants into the MCU.
For now, Marvel already has plans which Feige recently confirmed will be let out by Marvel once we are done with Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Since the deal between Disney and Fox hasn’t completed yet, Marvel clearly won’t have future plans involving the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. But still, because it has become inevitable for these characters to show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, people just don’t stop talking about them being in Endgame itself.
A new report from The Hollywood Reporter states that there is a chance that we could see the Fantastic Four or the X-Men in the Post Credits scene of Avengers: Endgame, but it actually depends upon when the merger comes to a close. Here’s what the report explains:
“With the merger still yet complete, Marvel won’t be allowed to put any teases into April’s Endgame. But let’s just say if we were to catch even a glimpse of a silver surfboard in the post-credits of Avengers: Endgame, well it might be the most cheer-worthy and thematically fitting final moment since Nick Fury first told Tony Stark he’d just become part of a bigger universe.”
Avengers: Endgame is still completing its post-production stage and adding the X-Men or Fantastic Four in the last few days can become a big task. Even if we suppose that the deal comes to a close by the next month or mid-April, the chances for these additions to be made are pretty slim. The planning and shooting of this might not take more than 3-4 days but by then it just might be too late to make last minute changes.
This addition can only be made if the deal closes by April, which it certainly won’t because Disney themselves expect to come to an end by June. Moreover, the deal is currently in a bit of a problem in Brazil. A few days ago it was reported that Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney hopped on a plane to Brazil in order to meet with the regulators to see if there is, in fact, any bump in the road.
It was stated that Cade, Brazil’s anti-trust regulator, was not able to make a decision upon whether Disney had to sell one of its national sports networks, ESPN and Fox Sports in the market or not. The good thing is that Cade has a “legal deadline” to give the deal’s approval or non-approval by March 17, and the next meeting is currently scheduled for February 27.
The chairmen of Fox, Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch released a quarterly financial report that stated significant progress in the deal had been made.
“Our company delivered another strong quarter of financial results, underpinned by distribution and advertising revenue increases at our domestic cable networks and broadcast businesses and the substantial gain on our sale of Sky. These results reflect our continued commitment to excellence in all aspects of our business. There has also been significant progress regarding the transaction with Disney and the spin-off of Fox Corporation including the effectiveness of the Form 10.”
So, just don’t go into Avengers: Endgame with any mutant expectations because you would certainly end up disappointing yourself. It may be a possibility that the plans announced after Spider-Man: Far From Home may include X-Men and Fantastic Four projects but that will only happen if the deal gets done by June.