Marvel announced a packed slate at SDCC today which meant the studio had to leave out a lot more stuff that it was working on. Among the exciting bits? Kevin Feige finally confirmed that Marvel is working on reboots of Fantastic Four and X-Men, which will seemingly be titled Mutants to differentiate it from the Fox iteration. Additionally, work on Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2 is also in progress, although at the very early stages.
Commenting on bringing Marvel’s first family to the big screen, specifically about the story he’ll use to get them in the MCU, Feige said, “All of that is spoilers but I’m extremely excited about those characters and about bringing Marvel’s first family up to the platform and the level that they deserve.” Feige subsequently denied being anywhere near finalizing the story or casting, which suggests that while he’s definitely talked ideas, the actual execution may be ways away.
Among all these announcements was yet another major reveal. Marvel is developing Blade with Mahershala Ali playing the title role, taking over from Wesley Snipes. However, the sheer enormity of stuff teased at the end meant the reveal about Blade was sort of lost in the swarm of other news.
Be sure to stay tuned to Appocalypse as we cover Marvel’s SDCC panel announcements.