Marvel Execs Excited About Recasting WOLVERINE; How Will Marvel Studios Handle A Larger Slate?

A new report sheds some light on Disney's plans for Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it sounds like the studio has some surprising ideas in mind for Marvel Studios' ever expanding slate...

The Hollywood Reporter has a very interesting piece up about what Disney and Fox's deal means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and while much of it is speculative, the trade also shares some intriguing insider information. For starters, they point out that actors like Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence have signed expensive one-off deals to return for next November's X-Men: Dark Phoenix and if Marvel Studios hopes to keep them, it will likely cost them an awful lot more than that.

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However, Marvel execs are said to be salivating at the prospect of rebooting and recasting Wolverine and that means James Mangold's planned X-23 spinoff is officially dead. However, sinsiders are expecting more casualities than that, partly because there are already a lot of Marvel Studios movies in the works (Kevin Feige has 22 planned after Avengers 4) and due to Disney having high expectations. 
 
"If Disney is an NFL team, then every movie on the calendar is like a Heisman Trophy winner," says one insider. "This raises the bar of what is a theatrical release." As a result, it's said that the thinking is that future "non-event Marvel content" could wind up on Disney's planned streaming service rather than in theaters. That means we'll be getting Marvel movies in theaters and on Disney's own Netflix!
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