Avengers & X-Men Crossover Not Being Seriously Considered
Following Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn stating not to believe the rumors about Fox and Disney, now Deadpool director Tim Miller and executive producer Simon Kinberg say more of the same.
Miller and Kinberg spoke with CBR, where Miller notes he doesn't think "anybody would seriously consider it" due to the legal issues and such.
Miller: I'm ready for it, but the studios are not ready for it.
Kinberg: 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. Those decisions are made by people at a much higher part of the food chain than Tim and I -- we just go execute 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.
Miller: 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, "Fuck man! Why can't I see that?" Because that's what I got in comic books. What's more, they had DC/Marvel crossover events that were just stupendous. On a creative level, you just want to say that comic books is just a huge world. I read Marvel, and I read DC, and I read Image, and I read small independent publishers. I've got a "Goon" comic book from Dark Horse. I love all of that stuff. To me, it's all one big world.
The previous Avengers and X-Men rumor stated a crossover movie was happening in 2020, with a second rumor stating the X-Men was going to be rebooted within the MCU following X-Men: Apocalypse.