You constantly hear that Spider-man and X-Men don't have a possibility of joining the Avengers, but why?
"Mate, I ask the same question. I literally asked the same question the other day to Tom from Marvel who works with all the other studios, he works with Sony and Fox, that’s his job to liaise. I said, 'Man, can this happen?' and he goes 'Look, it’s not gonna be easy because you’re working with different studios and they’re their properties.' But I believe—maybe I’m optimistic, I understand at Marvel they’ve got The Avengers, they’ve got a lot of big things going on, but at some point I just find it almost impossible that there’s not a way to bring Iron Man, all the Avengers characters, Wolverine, the X-Men characters, Spider-Man, and somehow get them in together."
-Hugh Jackman, actor playing Wolverine in the current X-Men films.
Let's take a moment to actually think about what was said here. Okay, he wants to know just as much as we do, he thinks it's possible, he's friends with the liaison for Marvel and Sony... wait what? How the heck did he meet that guy? Am I the only one who finds it odd that he's friends with the liaison between Sony and Marvel even though his character is with 20th Century Fox? This may or may not be a really out-there theory, but what if he knows the liaison... because his friend is in talks with Fox as well. Just a thought.
“I’d love to see [Spider-Man] with The Avengers. Wouldn’t that just be awesome? Just saying.”
-Andrew Garfield, actor playing Spider-Man in the current The Amazing Spider-Man films.If you look carefully, you can see a Disney log
Unfortunately, legally some other studios have the rights to some of the characters, but they'll all come together sooner or later.
-Stan Lee, Writer and Founder of Marvel Comics.
At Stan's current age, there really isn't much of a risk for him to pull an all-out pitchy-fit over the fact that Fox, Sony, and Disney aren't working together. Imagine how many outraged fans would go petitioning the three studios to get over their stupid contracts and make a good Avengers FULL team-up if Stan decided to go into an interview and break down crying at how his life's work is being ruined in-film. Stan, please do it. They can't do anything to you now, you're already guaranteed a bunch of profits from the films!
"Everything is possible. If something like that happens, it's great for Disney, it's great for Sony. If the right story comes in - we are now working on Venom first. It's our first out. So our thinking is in the right direction. Avengers to me was an expected success so I never looked at it because Avengers was successful."
-Avi Arad, Marvel Director at Sony, former Marvel Studios President.
If anyone would be able to confirm or deny it as a possibility, it would most definitely be the person who used to be in charge of the studio, and is now in charge of the other one. I present the testimony of Avi Arad as living proof that all the pessimistic killjoys out there who say on a daily basis "Just give it up, it could never happen" that it is most definitely on the table as possible, but improbable considering how attached the studios are to their little piggybank movies.
Fox obviously has less association to Marvel Studios since they don't have any major connections like Avi Arad between Marvel and Sony. Nevertheless, the fact that Hugh Jackman is friends with the liaison between the two is a rather curious fact, though I'm sure I'm probably just looking into that fact a little too deep.
Also, reports in late November indicated that Avi Arad and Stan Lee were working on a very important "Secret Movie Project". Why would Stan Lee who works primarily with Marvel Studios be in talks with Avi? And why keep it so secret? And why would he say "Unfortunately, other studios..." when he's working with the lead director of one of these other studios? Hmm, the speculation continues.