Although Avengers: Endgame seemed to mark the end of that particular MCU franchise, it doesn’t look like the superhero group are hanging up their costumes anytime soon.

According to sources, a beloved Marvel character will not only be introduced to the Cinematic Universe, but will join Thor, Scarlet Witch and company as an Avenger in Phase Five.

Ever since the Disney-Fox merger, fans have been wondering when X-Men and Fantastic Four characters would begin showing up, with Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige confirming plans were underway while at Comic-Con last month.

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We Got This Covered claims that Wolverine – who is a crucial part of the team in many of the comic book series’ key storylines – will be inducted into the Avengers after the X-Men’s initial introduction in a future film.

It’s unknown at this stage whether Hugh Jackman would reprise the role.

This could tie into recent claims that a surprise film is being prepped for May 2024. If so, this means an X-Men film – or even a fifth Avengers film that sees their introduction – could be arriving sooner than anticipated.

During an Empire Q&A, Feige detailed a scrapped Avengers: Endgame scene that would have been extremely traumatic for kids and also recently revealed which Avenger could have single-handedly taken down Thanos if he had no back up from his army. 

Feige also revealed that Gwyneth Paltrow had no idea Samuel L Jackson was in the MCU – despite co-starring in five films with him.

You can find a rundown of the 10 biggest Comic-Con announcements  – including Natalie Portman’s promotion to female superhero alongside Chris Hemsworth’s Thor – here and a ranking of every character, from worst to best, here.

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