Marvel president says “hundreds” of superheroes could enter MCU following Disney-Fox merge

"It's very exciting," said Kevin Feige

Marvel president Kevin Feige has said that “hundreds” of superheroes could enter future MCU movies following the huge deal that was made between Disney and Fox.

Last year, Disney purchased Fox’s assets for the huge sum of $52.4 billion (£41 billion). The historic deal gave the opportunity to introduce characters from the likes of Deadpool and Fantastic Four into the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel head honcho Feige has now revealed that he’s keen to explore these newfound possibilities. “The truth is I’m excited for all of them,” he told MTV News during an interview at the Golden Globes. “And it’s not just the marquee names, you know.”

“There are hundreds of names on those agreements and the fact that Marvel is as close as we may ever get now to having access to all of the characters is something I’ve been dreaming about for my almost 20 years at Marvel.

“It’s very exciting.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Feige spoke about a possible Silver Surfer film.

Meanwhile, the Marvel epic Black Panther failed to win a single award at last week’s Golden Globes –  despite bagging three nominations including Best Motion Picture Drama.

Fans voiced their disappointment at the snub online, with one viewer tweeting: “Can’t believe I just sat in front of the tv for 3h20min to watch Black Panther lose ALL its categories.”

In other news, the latest trailer for Captain Marvel was unveiled earlier this week. The movie is due for release in March.