We’re not sure how legit this rumor is, but it’s being said Marvel and Fox Studios are mending their relationship and are planning an Avengers / X-Men movie for 2020.
The rumor comes from the Pete’s Basement Facebook page via Mikey Sutton on FB.
“Marvel and Fox are in the process of making up!!!” the post reads. “They are currently bringing a movie to us by 2020. The movie would feature the Avengers and X-Men.”
In the comments following the post, fans questioned the legitamacy of the information, with Pete’s Basement offering up that Mikey Sutton, owner of Paper Cuts in Seattle Washington, is their source.
Sutton followed up by posting he thinks the big announcement will be made at next year’s Comic-Con as the deal is still going through.
“Won’t be public until the deal is done,” Sutton offered. “Have a feeling they’ll drop it in San Diego next year.”
Marvel and Fox have been reportedly at odds over the film rights to the Fox-owned Marvel characters (Wolverine, X-Men, Deadpool, Fantastic Four), with Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter even going so far as to order the cancellation of the Marvel comics containing the characters as well as not having Disney produce Fox character merchandise.
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige stated about a year and a half ago that anything’s possible when questioned about an Avengers / X-Men movie.
“So I would say not anytime soon… Would we be in a position to team up with other studios that have a few of our characters, because we have so many characters ourselves? But I would never say never,” Feige said.
Likewise, at one point, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner stated she would be up for a crossover between the two franchises as well.
“I would love it. I would love it,” Donner said. “I personally have close ties to Marvel because of Kevin Feige, because Kevin worked for me. But to take our characters and mingle them in the way that they were written, yeah, absolutely.”
Marvel did recently come to a deal with Sony to have Spider-Man featured in their movies, so as Feige stated above, a potential Marvel/Fox relationship can’t be totally ruled out.