Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige Explains Why Deadpool & Wolverine Took Too Long to Make

Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige Explains Why Deadpool & Wolverine Took Too Long to Make

According to Kevin Feige, the rights issues with the X-Men characters was part of the reason.

Deadpool & Wolverine Credit: Marvel Studios

Deadpool & Wolverine is only a few weeks away from releasing in theaters worldwide. The highly-anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe film will finally release about 6 years after Deadpool 2 was released. Now, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has explained why it took so long to make Deadpool & Wolverine. It turns out that there's just a bunch of legal red tape before Marvel was allowed to start making new projects from studios their parent company bought. The threat of no being Deadpool again existed for Ryan Reynolds. "I sat with Kevin, but at the time, it was just not even possible," Reynolds told Entertainment Weekly.

Check out Feige's explanation during his conversation with EW:

"I don't want to get into corporate acquisition legal laws or whatever. I don't understand them, but there's a lot of 'em," Feige said. "It took a long time between whenever [the acquisition] was announced to it all getting done, so [the characters] weren't really in our sandbox for a very long time after that first announcement happened."

Feige continued, "The notion that, all these years later, we're in a world where [Jackman] is Wolverine, and Deadpool and all of those X-Men characters are together under the same roof, is a pretty amazing quarter-of-a-century experience."

Marvel Studios hasn't yet revealed their live-action plans for X-Men besides some cameos in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Ms. Marvel, and The Marvels. Earlier this year, Marvel Animation aired the first season of X-Men '97 on Disney+, and with Deadpool & Wolverine arriving soon, it seems things are ramping up in a big way as we head into the heart of The Multiverse Saga and beyond. The film is expected to feature many cameos, including actors from Fox's X-Men films.

Who are the confirmed cast of Deadpool & Wolverine?

The confirmed Deadpool & Wolverine cast members joining Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) are Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Shioli Kutsuna (Yukio), Lewis Tan (Shatterstar), Aaron Stanford (Pyro), Emma Corrin (Cassandra Nova), Matthew Macfayden (Paradox), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al), Rob Delaney (Peter), and Karan Soni (Dopinder). Jennifer Garner is rumored to appear as Elektra. Tyler Mane, who originally played Sabretooth, a.k.a. Viktor Creed in 2000's X-Men movie, was recently confirmed to reprise his role.

You can watch the official trailer for Deadpool & Wolverine below:


Deadpool & Wolverine Final Trailer Features Major Spoiler Cameo

Deadpool & Wolverine
is set to release exclusively in theaters worldwide on July 26, 2024.

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