ByBlaine Sullivan, writer at
COMIC NERD. Say no more?
Blaine Sullivan

Hey Moviepiloters! I would just like to state some reasons why we, the many Marvel fans, deserve crossovers that we can't have. This is all because the studios can not put down their egos and get along.

Marvel Civil War:

We deserve to see so many of these on the big screen. People want to see a Marvel Civil War. Why can't we have it? This is because in the Civil War storyline many key characters include Spider-Man, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, The Avengers, and The Heroes for Hire. Many of these properties are scattered between studios. As you already know, Sony owns Spidey, Fox owns The X-Men and Fantastic Four, and Marvel owns The Avengers. Therefore, because they are stubborn and greedy, a Civil War is out of the question.

Kree/Skrull War:

I personally love this storyline. It was an exciting idea for Marvel to write about two rival alien races that are in an ancient, pretty much eternal war. Also, of course, is the fact that Earth is a key piece in the equation for both sides to conquer. So, The Avengers have to defend the Earth from both races. Why can't we see this? There would be no superheroes owned by different studios right? Well yes, but the problem is not the heroes. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but Marvel own the Kree while Fox owns the Skrulls. This is because Fox owns most things related to the FF, which includes the shape-shifting Skrulls. This is another disappointment.

Secret Wars:

This is one of my favorite storylines. To summarize, an all-powerful cosmic being self-dubbed The Beyonder kidnaps prominent Marvel heroes and villains. He sends them to a planet that he created, and he forces them to fight. Why can't we have this? Again, it all goes back to the studios owning the key characters.

In conclusion, I want to share my view with you. I feel that the problem is not Marvel, but it is in fact Sony and Fox. I think they are so blinded by making a cheap buck that they fail to see the extreme opportunity for MAJOR financial gain. Sony is trying to make a cinematic universe with one hero, which I personally see as a short-term idea. There's only so many situations you can put Spider-Man in until it gets boring. Fox, however, has a more long-term plan with the X-Men. I guarantee that they will squeeze out every storyline involving The X-Men, X- Force, and Deadpool. But how long will it last before they run out? I don't understand why they don't team-up and make an awesome, record-breaking crossover! We all know that they would make an exponential amount of money. To end, I would like to leave you with these words:

When Stan Lee dreamt up the world of Marvel we know and love, he put them in one universe together. So what are we waiting for? Let's make it happen.


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