In a world of cinematic superheroes, it looks like every universe is in competition with the others, whether it's Marvel vs DC or Marvel vs Fox. Even fans will pick a studio and one studio only to pour their love into. But the fact that the upcoming Captain America: Civil War will include Spider-Man, whose rights are owned by Sony Pictures, could be the light at the end of the tunnel in the history of studio rivalry.
Does that mean we could one day see the X-Men come to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? After all, they were born in a Marvel comic, and an Avengers vs X-Men comic by Marvel was published from April to October 2012. Talking to Crave at at press junket for the Blu-ray release of Deadpool, director Tim Miller and producer Simon Kinberg said they would love a cinematic crossover between X-Men: Apocalypse and Deadpool.
Miller Wants To 'Heal The Rift'
It's not only in our wildest dreams, it's also in theirs; Miller would not say no to his Fox characters meeting the Avengers:
"I would love to, someday, in part, heal the rift between the world of X-Men and the world of Avengers."
And he's backed by Kinberg, who we can certainly count on should the crossover movie ever happen:
"I think we all would. And I think there's so much crossover in the comic it would be neat to see those characters one day share a movie."
Did You See This Marvel Reference In 'Deadpool'?
After all, on top of the mocking nod to DC's Green Lantern, Miller did include a little hint at Marvel in the Deadpool movie as a way to "try and bring these worlds together." The delivery boy at the beginning works for Feige's Famous Pizza, named after Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
Feige is a man Miller and Kinberg both know very well. According to the latter:
"Both of us are actually quite close with Kevin, and have a profound amount of respect for what he does. And it would be fun to all team up one day, somehow, together, if that could work."
So we've got Miller, whose own company Blur Studio has previously worked with Marvel Studios, and Kinberg, who's been a producer for Lucasfilm (owned by Marvel's parent company Disney), both fantasizing about an X-Men and Avengers crossover. Can we hope that they'll pitch it to Marvel one day?
Would you watch a crossover movie of the X-Men and the Avengers?