Rumor: Marvel Studios and Fox considering a crossover of some sort
Torn, man. I sort of file this under “baseless rumor”, and I don’t want to post it. But I also sort it under “fun fanboy speculation”, you know? Throw some chum to those of us geek-sharks here at OL. So here we have it. Marvel Studios and Fox finally teaming up down the road? Makes a lot of sense. Too much sense.
Earlier this summer, Marvel Studios kicked off the blockbuster season with Captain America: Civil War. Not only was it a huge comic book flick because it featured a face-off between Iron Man and Captain America, forcing the rest of The Avengers to pick a side and fight against each other, but it also featured the introduction of the new Spider-Man, who finally allowed to co-exist in the Marvel cinematic universe after being isolated at Sony Pictures for about 15 years. Now another comic book movie crossover might be in the works as well.
A new rumor has surfaced, one that should be taken a a dump truck full of salt, that Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox have discussed the possibility of having some kind of crossover featuring the Marvel characters each of the studios own. Find out more about this Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox crossover after the jump.
This rumor came about during the latest episode of Collider Heroes when Matt Key, a producer on Kevin Smith’s Fatman on Batman podcast, shared this little nugget with the show (via ComicBookMovie.com):
“I’ve heard from a few of my sources, my little birds, that Fox and Marvel have… kind of talked, but not really, but like there’s interest from Fox, like, ‘Ooh, y’know, what they did with Sony and Spider-Man is actually pretty cool, like, maybe…’ We’re years away from that ever possibly happening… but I think that’s what it would take… Fox joining hands with Marvel…”
That sounds pretty far from anything solid, which is why we’re regarding it as nothing more than a rumor at this point. However, it wouldn’t be all that surprising of Fox and Marvel decided to work something out after seeing how receptive audiences were to the new Spider-Man and how much it will benefit Sony Pictures in the long run with a whole new Spidey franchise that audiences are actually interested in seeing.
When Sony Pictures decided to share Spider-Man with Marvel Studios, it was after they became unhappy with the critical reception and box office receipts for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Right now Fox probably isn’t too pleased with howFantastic Four performed last year, so that’s one property that could benefit from getting a makeover from Marvel Studios. It could be something as big as rebooting Fantastic Four, or as simple as bringing Galactus or Silver Surfer into the MCU.