As Marvel studios has claimed the exclusive rights to X-Men franchise from Fox, now fans are eager to know how the team will rejuvinate the mutant heroes in MCU.
The EVP of Marvel Studios production, Victoria Alonso believes that the name “X-Men” is “outdated.” In a conversation with Nuke the Fridge, Alonso said, "I don’t know where the future is going. “It’s funny that people call it the X-Men. There’s a lot of female superheroes in that X-Men group, so I think it’s outdated.” Jennifer Lawrence, who played the character of Mystique also agrees to this statement, saying, "The women are always saving the men around here,” she snarls during a terse confrontation with Charles Xavier (James McAvoy). “You might want to think about changing the name to X-Women.”
Ryan Reynolds, who played the role of Deadpool has also earlier called out the blatant sexism behind the team’s name in Deadpool 2 where he said that the team of mutants should have a more gender-neutral approach and call themselves 'the X-Force' rather than X-Men. But, X-Men is expected to remain in place when Disney-owned Marvel Studios will relaunch the franchise under chief Kevin Feige after Disney acquired Fox Studios for a massive $71.3 billion deal.
Alonso further said, "I don’t know where it’s going to go. We’ll see. They just now have joined [the Marvel Cinematic Universe]. They actually have a movie coming out very soon, which is under [the Fox] banner. It’s their last film. We’ll see. Time will tell.” In a conversation with io9, Kevin Feige said, "It’ll be a while” before the X-Men join the MCU proper. It’s all just beginning and the five-year plan that we’ve been working on, we were working on before any of that was set."
He continued, saying, "So really it’s much more, for us, less about specifics of when and where [the X-Men will appear] right now and more just the comfort factor and how nice it is that they’re home. That they’re all back. But it will be a very long time.”