Disney acquired Fox to help bolster their lineup for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. With that acquisition came the opportunity to finally bring certain Marvel characters to the MCU whose rights to be in movies were previously owned by Fox.
There were some big names that could not be in the MCU, most notably all the characters associated with the X-Men and Fantastic Four to name a few.
The team at the MCU stayed very hush on the possibility of finally bringing these characters over. This was likely to not disrupt or diminish the release of the Dark Phoenix movie which came out in June. Or perhaps it was to wait to make a big splash at Comicon!
Regardless, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, has finally opened up publicly about future plans.
Now that we are entering a new era of Marvel movies, let’s take a look at 8 times actors played Marvel characters in both Disney and Fox franchises: