Since the addition of Spider-Man to the MCU, it goes without saying that it’s not impossible for other Marvel characters that call different studios home to become a part of it. For example, there is one major team that has yet to join the franchise. Film rights have kept the X-Men from joining the MCU as of yet, but one X-Men producer would really like to see the crossover happen.
Recently, Vanity Fair spoke to X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner who enthusiastically threw in her support to have the mutant icons team up with the Avengers in theaters.
“Well, I wish. I would love it. I would love it. But it’s not for me to say.”
Feige also chimed in but the Marvel Studios president refused to give fans hope where there is none.
“Well, the problem is whenever I say anything about it, it becomes 15 headlines. So would we like to? Yeah, of course,” Feige said, signaling his continued desire to get the X-Men back.
“Is there any movement toward it at all? No. Same thing. Same status.”
According to recent reports, Disney was in talks with Fox at one time to buy most of the company’s assets save its news and sports IPs. As you say rumors about the X-Men opening up to the MCU ran wild. But as of now, it seems like those talks have died down, but there is a chance Disney could put enough cash down to tempt Fox into letting the X-Men go.
But Fox might be hesitant to let such a franchise go. The X-Men film franchise is doing well right now as well as hits like Logan and Deadpool. The series will grow even more in 2018 when The New Mutants and Deadpool 2 are released before X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Gambit’s solo film come to theaters.
What do you think? Would you like to see the Mutants join forces with the Avengers? Or is it better to have their worlds separated?