The biggest news in entertainment this month was Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, and although it still needs to be approved by the FTC it seems to be a done deal. Granted, it will take another 12-18 months before the acquisition is complete, but in Hollywood that can be as long as shooting, editing, and releasing one blockbuster film. At the center of all the hoopla is what will happen to the moderately successful X-Men cinematic franchise. There are those who believe the X-Men should just be left alone in their own universe, and others who believe that the characters will be re-casted (just don’t tell Alexandra Shipp that).
Disney CEO Bob Iger wants to include the X-Men, Deadpool, and The Fantastic Four into the current MCU. He doesn’t necessarily specify in what capacity, including if they will be appearing in the current timeline, which could cause some serious retconning. For the sake of this article we’re going to skew more towards the ages of The Avengers. Without further delay here are 9 fantastic actors that could replace the current Fox MCU actors.