X Men in MCU: John Krasinski and Giancarlo Esposito to lead the brigade into Marvel with Doctor Strange 2?

A new rumour suggests that X-Men will be introduced to MCU via Doctor Strange 2 and it could star John Krasinski.
X Men in MCU: John Krasinski and Giancarlo Esposito to lead the brigade into Marvel with Doctor Strange 2?X Men in MCU: John Krasinski and Giancarlo Esposito to lead the brigade into Marvel with Doctor Strange 2?
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Ever since Disney acquired the X-Men and Fantastic Four as part of their Fox acquisition, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have their eyes set on Marvel Studios to how they would include the superheroes into the franchise. Ryan Reynolds teased the possibilities of Deadpool 3 happening in the coming future. However, Kevin Feige has been tight-lipped about the treatment of X-Men. While numerous rumours have been doing the rounds, a new rumour suggests the superheroes will piggyback on the shoulders of Doctor Strange into MCU. 

According to renowned Marvel leaker Roger Wardell, Marvel Studios is planning on rolling the carpet for the First Family and Professor X’s mutant team sometime next year. The insider also added that MCU’s first X-Men and Fantastic Four project will be based on the Earth-1610 incarnations. That's not all. The tipster also claims that Marvel has some big names in mind to kick off the mutants journey into MCU. 

It is claimed that John Krasinski is one of the frontrunners for the role in the X-Men men. We Got This Covered speculates that he could be roped in to play Mister Fantastic. This isn't the first time that The Office alum has been rumoured to hold the torch of an upcoming MCU project. Meanwhile, the source also suggests that Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito is in the talks with the superhero movie franchise. While these are exciting developments, Wardell suggests Ultimatum will not be adapted to MCU. 

If the rumours are true, the X-Men will launch in 2022, via Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The Benedict Cumberbatch starrer is pushed to 2022 after there was a shuffle in release date owing to the Coronavirus crisis. 

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Anonymous 1 week ago

I think they will the X-men can definitely be introduced in doctor strange. I feel like him, Wanda and Loki will play a huge part in it. I also think fantastic four could be introduced through Spider-Man.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Giancarlo Esposito as Scott Summers and John Krasinski as Jean Grey would be dope.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Just a few side notes about Fantastic 4. 1st off the 2nd movie was done that way because they couldn't get the rights to Galactis someone else owned it. Kinda like MCU couldn't say Mutants because Fox owned the rights. Lucky for us only Sony still holds anything and they actually wanna play in the MCU sandbox. 2nd note there was a 70s Fantastic 4 movie so bad they tried to erase it. It had the Human Torch as a robot....

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Not really into fan casting since fans rarely take into consideration talent but I'd be very excited if they thought outside the box for X-Men and traditionally for Fantastic Four. Ultimate X-Men was very dark material and really shook up the 80s/90s lore. If they're basing it off that, I can imagine a lot of diversity in casting and the gay Colossus storyline being a major thread. I kinda hope they introduce Storm through Black Panther and maybe a new solo Wolverine movie where he fights Hulk. Fantastic Four should just be the live action Incredibles. I would like to see Johnny Storm introduced in a Spider-Man movie since he crossed over a lot in Ultimate Spiderman. Doctor Doom is probably our next Loki.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Calling it now - Giancarlo Esposito will play Professor X.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Then let's make Bryan Cranston Magneto. :)

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

i can already see it in my head...but wouldn't he already be too old, if they wanna make the first class students as teenagers..? but, if he does play the Professor, who'd be his ideal Magneto, probably wanda & pietro's father...?? if he can get in shape, i can see 24's Dennis Haysbert in the role.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Yes, MCU stated quite awhile ago that they wanted a person of color to play Prof. X and Esposito's name was first to be speculated.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Four are a fantastic franchise and have never gotten a great cinematic treatment due to the studios they were trapped in. FOX. I believe Marvel will approach it with the correct way to tell a story and with such a world built in there universe already, the Fantastic Four can really shine in this environment that doesnt need to be built arround them.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

First off not all the FF movies were failures. Secondly they don't have all the rights to those other characters.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Actually all of the films were considered failures by the studios and fans so your wrong there. And they do actually have all the rights back to those characters so your also wrong there. Do some research before speaking without knowing what your talking about

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

After three failed movies, why even give the FF another movie if Daredevil, Punisher, Ghost Rider, and Hulk don't get one? If none of the others whose movies have failed before, get a third shot at a big screen standalone movie and they are much cooler and more popular characters, why reboot the lame ass FF yet again for the big screen?

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

I totally agree with you n they should bring back the original cast from fantastic 4 n fantastic 4 rise of the silver surfer because chris evens is captain America/Steve Rodgers anymore he can come back as Jonny storm because they already kinda introduce the Fantastic Four in spiderman far from home at the seen where spiderman meets up with mj n look at the sign behind them with the color dots on it. Each color dot represent each member of fantastic 4

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

If the FF would have been done right the 1st time around then this conversation would mute. I read part of the director that is doing Ant Man & the Wasp...Peyton Reed script for the FF when someone was kind enough to post it online. That script would have been a far better movie that the 1st movie we got. Doom would have been truer to his origins. I do know why Fox passed and went with Tim Story's movie...The 2nd one he made they ran out of money with Fox's budget, so we got 2/3's of a movie...The 3rd one everyone knew would suck, and just to keep Marvel from getting rights back along with Daredevil, and Ghost Rider, they put that movie out. Fantastic Four is the 1st super hero family, and should have started it all if Perlman would never of started selling bits, and pieces of Marvel back in the early to mid 90's...Give the people behind the Marvel movies a chance to spin their webs of magic, and give us 12 more year of great movie magic...Make Mine Marvel!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

You are aware the F4 are the first family of Marvel and one of their most successful franchises, right?

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Daredevil and Punisher could be rebooted into movies, but it will be sometime as they just had Netflix shows, and now that everything is under Feige, he'll probably recast. Feige has mentioned plans for Ghost Rider, Hulk doesn't get standalone movies because of the distribution deal still in place with Universal. And the Fantastic Four under Marvel Studios will finally give the group a shot at being done correctly.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

I thought I was the only one who thought FF sucked!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Would be great if they used Mystique as the way to introduce mutants since she’s over 100 years old and her powers of being incognito would make sense.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

I was thinking exactly the same thing about John K as Scott Summers/Cyclops!!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

If Marvel doesn't cast John K as Reed and Emily as Sue, then I'm stunned. Are they considering him for Scott Summers aka Cyclops? Seems like a missed opportunity though. Fantastic Four deserves redemption of the highest order.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

...soft and major reboot also in that they do not have to say that this is in fact the same universe that Fox's FF and X-Men hail from, even though a few of the individuals look and act the same.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

What would be interesting is if the next MCU big Avengers' event is, not major threat like Thanos, but the threat of two colliding universes. One occupied by the current MCU and one that contains the FF and X-Men! Like they did with Thanos, they could pepper info throughout their current film slate and eventually build toward Avengers 5, that calls all hands on deck to deal with the calamity. They can recast all the usual suspects, but keep those bits from the Fox films that they want (i.e.: Deadpool and any other concepts that they want to hold on to [New Mutants?]). It would be both a soft and major reboot of the Fox properties, one that the MCUcan sculpt and build for their own purposes. Just a thought.

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