Is Marvel throwing around the idea of a massive movie crossover featuring various Marvel characters?
Though it’s unlikely the studios with the rights to the various superheroes and villains would come together, Stan Lee hinted at the prospect.
During a Q&A over the weekend (see below), the 91-year-old comics legend was asked by an audience member if fans would ever see Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Avengers — owned by Sony, Fox and Disney, respectively — come together onscreen.
“It’s something that Marvel is very concerned about,” Lee said. “It’s very difficult to bring ’em all together because these characters are so successful and make so much money that the studios that have the rights don’t want to let them go. So, that’s something that all the lawyers and all the production companies have to work out. Whether they get it worked out, I don’t know.
“It is a shame that [Disney]- Marvel can’t distribute every one of them,” he continued. “Because then we could put them all together … in a movie that would make a hundred trillion dollars!”
While you may not want to hold your breath, a slew of other Marvel films are on deck.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron due out May 1, 2015, following by Avengers: Infinity War Part I and II in May 2018 and May 2019, respectively.
Others on the way include another Captain America film, a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, Ant-Man, X-Men: Apocalypse, and standalone films for characters such as Black Panther, Captain Marvel and the Inhumans.