There Could Be An ‘X-Men’ And ‘Avengers’ Crossover In The Future
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The Mickey Mouse jugganaut that is Disney is reportedly in talks to buy a lot of 20th Century Fox. While that might sound like just another day of corporate takeovers with an obscene amount of money exchanging hands, it could mean some very exciting news for fans.
But first - a quick history lesson.
Marvel wasn't always the 'billion dollars at the Box Office' type of entity it's known as today.
In the mid-2000s, times were so tough that the company had to sell the rights of some of its biggest characters to different movie studios. The likes of X-Men, Fantastic Four and Daredevil went to 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures got Ghost Rider and Spider-Man and New Line Cinema grabbed Blade.
The brains behind some of your favourite characters, Stan Lee, foreshadowed a time in the not too distant future where these movies would come back to life. He told the Wizard World Nashville: "They're going to get the rights back to all our characters. They're working on it, and they're still making X-Men movies and stuff.
"Don't worry about it. You'll get more Marvel superheroes than you'll have time to look at in the next few years."
Considering that Disney has made virtually every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Phase Two began with Iron Man 3 in 2013 (which is a whopping 15 titles), it means the company has a thirst for putting out superhero films.
Stay with me here. If Disney does indeed take over the right parts of 20th Century Fox, it could mean a crossover between the Avengers and X-Men universes.
We could go a step further and suggest that it could mean the revival of one of the most popular characters in superhero history: Wolverine.
I know, I know, I know.
Hugh Jackman said Logan was going to be the last time he would become the scruffy, edgy, constantly angry, undying superhero Wolverine (Spoiler alert: he actually dies at the end of it as well).
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BUT when the Aussie actor officially hung up the claws, he told ScreenRant: "If [an Avengers-crossover] was on the table when I made my decision, it certainly would have made me pause. That's for sure.
"Because I always love the idea of him within that dynamic, with the Hulk obviously, with Iron Man but there's a lot of smarter people with MBAs who can't figure that out. You never know."
Therefore, it would be a hard offer to turn down if the two realms of X-Men and Avengers actually collided. Obviously, the project would have to be written in a way where the plot of Logan was still to come - but there's no reason why it can't be a possibility.
It's hard to judge until there's more news on Disney's dealings with 20th Century Fox, however, it's a tantalising scenario that could happen under the right circumstances.