Disney CEO, Bob Iger, confirmed that Marvel Studios mastermind Kevin Feige would be overseeing the merging of the X-Men characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“It only makes sense. I want to be careful here because of what’s been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know,” revealed Iger in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter when asked if the former Fox properties would be overseen by Feige’s Marvel Studios. “It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn’t be two Marvels.”
Once the deal between Fox and Disney became official, Disney acquired the licensing to not only the X-Men but also the Fantastic Four and all the characters associated with them.
“Kevin’s got a lot of ideas,” continued Iger when asked if the acquisition meant Deadpool would join the Avengers. “I’m not suggesting that’s one of them. But who knows?”