Next year, Avengers: Infinity War will push comic book movies to their limits with an all-star line-up that includes Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and every freakin’ Avenger in the MCU for a showdown with Thanos. The only way an Avengers film could possibly be an even bigger experience is if the unthinkable happened: an X-Men and Avengers team-up movie. Today’s Nerdist News is gonna tell you why that idea may not be as impossible as it used to.
Join host and the Daily Bugle’s top reporter, Jessica Chobot, as she walks us through the comments that Kevin Feige made about the possibility of Marvel striking a deal with 20th Century Fox to share the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters. In a roundabout way, Feige indicated that he couldn’t talk about that even if there was something happening, but he also indicated that he would absolutely welcome the chance to make it happen.
Spider-Man’s entrance into the MCU could serve as a template for any deal that Marvel potentially strikes with Fox. Essentially, Sony and Marvel allow each other to use their respective characters free of charge, which is why Iron Man has such a prominent part in Spider-Man: Homecoming. In return, each side keeps the rights and profits from their own movies, which means that Sony could potentially get a big windfall from Homecoming, while Marvel gets the same deal from Infinity War.
This would be particularly ideal for Fox’s Fantastic Four, which has failed to ignite at the box office after its most recent reboot. It seems that the best way to give Marvel’s first family a cinematic mulligan would be to let Marvel Studios produce the film and welcome those characters into the MCU. Whether that will eve happen is still a long shot, but there is some evidence that the two sides have been talking. Ego the Living Planet is only in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 because Fox needed permission to make some changes to Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool. That was a win-win situation, and the two companies could have even bigger wins if they decide to finally play nice and unite their biggest comic properties.
One other thing to consider: Hugh Jackman has previously said that he’d be up for bringing Wolverine into the Avengers. It’s not too late to see this happen.
Do you want to see the Avengers and X-Men collide on the big screen? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!
Source: Nerdist Comics