Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige made a cameo appearance in Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men #21.
This week’s latest X-Men comic features a brilliant meta cameo by Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, the head honcho behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men #21, a rad party is being held at the Hellfire Gala, with the Children of the Atom in attendance. It’s a boisterous and busy party, so much so that regular, non-X-Men attendants are having a hard time getting a drink from the bar. Lucky for attendees, Cyclops is there to quench everyone’s thirst.
Shortly after Cyclops gets a fan a drink, he’s approached by Marvel’s Kevin Feige and is asked “So… what’s your story?” Cyclops responds by letting the Marvel head know that it’s “complicated”.
This cheeky cameo has fueled tons of rumors that suggest that the X-Men will be joining the MCU soon. Now that Disney and Kevin Feige hold the rights, their inclusion in the franchise is practically a done deal. We’ll have to see what comes of this cameo but realistically, it’s probably just a fun tease to spice things up for fans.
X-Men #21 is set to be Jonathan Hickman’s final X-Men comic.
What are your thoughts on Kevin Feige’s cameo? Are you sad to see Jonathan Hickman leave the superhero team behind?
Here is the official synopsis for X-Men: Dark Phoenix:
This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.
Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, the film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
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