Note: This is nothing more than a rumor at the moment.
In the Marvel comics, you can see any of the characters pop up in the books for the other characters. Daredevil has been a part of the Fantastic Four, Deadpool has gone trick-or-treating with Hawkeye, and Doctor Strange has been an adviser to the X-Men. In the Marvel Cinematic universe, much of this same crossover potential exists, but only between the sub-set of Marvel properties to which Marvel Studios has access.
While The Avengers, Daredevil, and Phil Coulson could, potentially, interact in an MCU property, the characters with rights at other studios, until recently, were off limits. All of this changed, however, after a special deal with Sony, Spider-Man was brought into the MCU, and fans rejoiced.
Meanwhile, Fox has the rights to many other Marvel properties, such as the X-Men, Deadpool, and the Fantastic Four. The reception of the movies they have produced with those characters has been very uneven, ranging from the extreme success of Deadpool to the absolute flop of The Fantastic Four. It would make sense for Fox to be looking at the success of the MCU with a little bit of envy. According to Matt Key, as reported by Comic Book Movie, the MCU may have finally gotten Fox’s attention.
Talking on the latest episode of Collider Heroes, Matt Key, a producer on Kevin Smith’s Fatman on Batman podcast, had this to say about some interesting rumblings he’s been hearing. “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…” Well, that’s pretty vague all in all, eh?
We reported before that Deadpool Director Tim Miller has requested that Spider-Man be available for the Deadpool movies. Therefore, if conversations regarding the use of MCU characters at Fox are actually happening, that’s the most likely crossover. But who knows what else they could be cooking up?
If you are still confused about which properties are allowed to interact, that’s okay, we’ve put together the video below that helps explain the extents of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the meantime, what Fox-owned property would you like to see become an MCU property in the near future?
Source: Comic Book Movie