After the Disney/Fox merger closed in mid-March one of the first things that came out was that Deadpool would be the only property that would stay as is at Marvel Studios, with other stuff like X-Men and Fantastic Four expected to get full reboots.
In a new report from Deadline, they highlight that Deadpool and Fox’s other former Marvel properties were fully handed over to Kevin Feige/Marvel Studios. Something we had already gathered from the merger closing details but is now crystal clear that they won’t need to talk stuff over with 20th Century Fox before moving forward from now on.
Sources familiar with what’s going on there tell me that while Watts had to give up the Marvel properties that include Deadpool to Kevin Feige, her decision to continue was certainly incentivized by continuing to oversee the Avatar sequels generated by James Cameron.
This could also mean that scripts like Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom could be simply carried over to Marvel Studios and not automatically trashed as previously thought.
We don’t have any official idea when and where we’ll see stuff like Deadpool, X-Men, and Fantastic Four. Despite a brief mention at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Kevin Feige held back on discussing details on X-Men/Fantastic Four and he seemingly confirmed that they haven’t even started working on Fantastic Four (despite rumors).
Deadpool 3 has been in the works in the script phase with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick before the merger, it’s possible that could be our first mutant movie as X-Men might not be ready for release until 2024 at the earliest for Phase 5.