So what would it take for fans to see Spider-Man and The Avengers crossover on the big screen?
How about the studios running out of ideas?
That is what producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are now stating regarding any type of Sony and Marvel Studios crossover in the near future.
I think I’m probably a little bit of the militant here. I think it will take a moment in which we’ve run out of ideas. There's so much to tell about Spider-Man. There's so much to tell about the Sinister Six. The relationship between Spider-Man and Venom will bring a whole other world in.
Avi Arad continued with mentioning that Peter Parker is a unique character who doesn't belong to a group.
But we really feel very confident that we have so much to do […] Peter Parker is unique; he's really different. He's not an Avenger. He's not an X-Man. He's unique and we revere that. And we'd rather work really hard to have the right ideas than – you know in the toy business we used to make toys glow in the dark when they weren't selling well and it gave at least another Christmas. We don't need it yet.
Producer Matt Tolmach adds the Spider-Man and Avengers crossover would really be nothing more than a stunt.
You know Avi always refers to that question as a stunt. If you were to do that, you know, Spider-Man in the Avengers is a stunt. And I get why everybody – you know, fans and audience members and movie goers – I understand it.
Stunts can be cool but it's also a business, and so the other side of the answer is they're owned by different companies. And there's a ton left in Sony's world; there's a lot of business left because there's a lot of story left. So for them to want to take this character and put it with Marvel and Disney is a huge undertaking and probably, as Avi's saying, isn't necessary until you feel like, 'Wow, we're sort of out of ideas. What should we do?' And we're far from out of ideas.”
Fans can still hope, though, as it's just been learned that Sony has teamed with Fox to include a clip from X-Men: Days Of Future Past at the end of Amazing Spider-Man 2. So that is at least two movie studios working together on something.