Sony owns the rights to the characters in Spider-Man. Fox owns the rights to the X-Men and anything "mutant." Done deal right? Unless either studio stopped making these movies, thus giving up their legal right to these properties, then the chances of us seeing Spider-Man and Wolverine fist-bump are disastrously low.
That is, unless, the two studios started showing signs of mutual collaboration, which isn't much of a stretch thanks to a post-credits clip reported to be at the end of [The Amazing Spider-Man 2](movie:508593) (at least the UK version). The clip is a teaser for [X-Men: Days Of Future Past](movie:203942), though Sony has clearly stated it is a standalone clip, not an MCU-esque crossover. Unfortunately, we haven't seen it - yet.
But if these studios are finally beginning to understand that fans of Spider-Man are also fans of Magneto, then this is a clear indication that moneybags are in their eyes. This is good news for us because it means both Fox and Sony are at least toying with the idea and figuring out if there is money to be had by joining forces. Could this be the first positive step forward for seeing Marvel Civil War on the big screen?
After all, the Civil War storyline hinges upon Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. Marvel has the most clout at this point to bother attempting a Civil War outing, but not even they have enough characters to make it superb. Might the studios finally be willing to work together to make it happen?
Plus, we already know that both Andrew Garfield and Hugh Jackman have long been clamoring for some collaboration, which hints at some positive speculation coming from inside Sony and Fox.
So that leaves us with one question...
Do you think Sony, Fox and Marvel will ever come together and make beautiful comic book movies for us?
(Source: Total Film)