Comic book fans know the deal with the superhero cinematic universes: you just don't mix Marvel with DC, or Marvel with Fox, even if characters belonging to the latter were originally created in a Marvel comic.
But what would have seemed impossible not so long ago is now happening, with Sony lending Spider-Man to the MCU for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. So it doesn't seem that far-fetched that the web-spinning hero would appear in other movies outside of his own franchise, does it?
The Deadpool Director Would Love Spider-Man To Meet The Merc With A Mouth
Two people on the side of Fox have been expressing their inner fanboys while promoting the Blu-ray release of Deadpool: director Tim Miller and producer Simon Kinberg, who also worked on the X-Men. Echoing our wildest dreams to see a superhero crossover on the big screen, they admitted they would love for Deadpool, who's in the X-Men world, to meet Spider-Man.
"We would love it. I mean, Tim and I talked about it quite a bit. We grew up on comics that did it all the time, quite freely. Not just within the Marvel Universe, but outside the Marvel Universe. So it'd be rad to see it."
The Deadpool sequel was announced recently, and we already know Cable will make an appearance.
'You Can Certainly See All The Reasons Why It Doesn't Happen'
Miller had to acknowledge how difficult that would be, however, expressing the frustration he feels as a comic book fan:
"I honestly can say, as an adult who works in this industry, you certainly can see all the reasons why it doesn't happen. The corporate inertia, just the lawyering of that deal alone is so daunting that I don't think anybody would seriously consider it. But as a fan, you just want to go, '[frick] man! Why can't I see that?' Because that's what I got in comic books."
Still, it's promising to hear that kind of statement coming from Fox collaborators, plus their closeness to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige could be an advantage, as Kinberg puts it.
"But yeah, we would love it, and we certainly each have a really good relationship with Kevin Feige. Maybe one day there's a sit-down, 'Godfather'-style dinner where we could broker a deal. It'd be cool."
Can We Dream Of An X-Men And Avengers Crossover?
On the same promoting tour for the Deadpool Blu-ray, Miller also recently said he would love an X-Men and Avengers crossover. There exists an Avengers vs. X-Men comic book, after all.
"I would love to, someday, in part, heal the rift between the world of X-Men and the world of Avengers."
Let's just have a giant superhero party, shall we?
Would you like to see Spider-Man and Deadpool in a movie together?
Source: Comic Book Movie