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Marvel ‘Would Never Say Never’ to Crossing Over With ‘X-Men,’ ‘Spider-Man’

Don’t rule out seeing Captain America, Wolverine and Spider-Man on the same screen one day — just don’t expect it to happen soon.

Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige, the mastermind behind the on-screen exploits of Earth’s mightiest heroes, answered fans’ questions during a recent Q&A session hosted by IGN. One of the questions centered on the possibility of the Marvel Studios-owned heroes crossing over with the Fox and Sony-licensed characters, such as the X-Men and Spider-Man.

“I would never say never,” he replied, a hopeful answer on the surface. But there’s more: “I would say, not any time soon would we be in a position to team up with other studios who [have] a few of our characters, because we have so many characters ourselves.”

Even without crossing over into each other’s territory, all of the Marvel properties seem to be following the Avengers approach these days: Fox’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past will merge actors from the original trilogy with those of First Class, while the Amazing Spider-Man films are seemingly building toward a Sinister Six confrontation.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)


  • mcdropkick

    I can see how an entire movie might be a problem, but I always thought that crossing over with a series of shorts would work, like the shorts Marvel has been attaching to their DVD’s. Could be something as simple as Cap and Spidey teaming up to stop a villain. Make it two parts, show the first in front of Cap 2 and the second in front of Amazing Spider-Man 2.

  • DrHiphop85

    I like that idea. Borrow from the Pixar format (which is really just a an allusion to the original way movies used to be presented), that would be really cool.

  • demoncat_4

    sadly the only way spider man and the x-men will ever play with the avengers on screen is when marvel has the rights from fox. and sony and sony has stated they want spider man for ever they love the character.

  • demoncat_4

    plus the idea of the x-men crossing over with the avengers would mean fox would have to play nice with Disney and fox does not play nice with their stuff ever

  • MutinyofSense

    If I could pick my next marvel movie, it would be a Spider-man movie. The main villain would be the Kingpin, and I’d use this movie to reintroduce Daredevil, and the Punisher.
    It writes itself.

  • TallBoy6t6

    Hugh Jackman said the same thing a few months ago. Man’s got a point wherein get the 3 studios, have them toss all their money into a big vault, out comes a movie!

    What to do? Infinity Gauntlet? Secret Wars? Civil War?

    Big studios have done co-productions on big movies before. This would be the biggest ever.

    (I personally think all 3 film universes would integrate just fine. Erm, Quicksliver and Scarlet Witch in DoFP aside. But, hey, time travel!)

  • AL

    as cool as it would be. never gonna happen, unless marvel gets the rights back to all those characters.

  • Jacob De Paz

    IF the companies work out profit-shares from said possible film, then MAYBE there’s a chance for a crossover.

  • Hans Henrik Kjølsen

    Fox isn’t letting go of X-Men anytime soon, the movie franchise has become too big. Now they’re remaking FF as well, but that just seems like an Amazing Spider-Man thing “We can’t let Disney have all this potential income”. Unless Disney goes ahead and somehow buys Fox.. it won’t happen.