James McAvoy On Why There’s No Competition Between Marvel And Fox’s Superhero Franchises


Well, this is bound to be a little controversial.

As you can see from the video above, X-Men: Apocalypse star James McAvoy has made it clear that there’s no real rivalry between Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox’s superhero franchises. While his comments are clearly being made in jest, some fans will no doubt take umbrage with his assessment of how the two studios compare.

X-Men and X2: X-Men United are considered among the best comic book adaptations of all-time, but Fox has certainly made plenty of missteps, including X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (and let’s not even get into the way the studio has botched the Fantastic Four movies). Marvel, meanwhile, have made some mistakes too, of course, but their record speaks for itself.


Other than Quicksilver factoring into both Avengers: Age of Ultron and X-Men: Days of Future Past though, there haven’t really been any signs of a rivalry between the two studios, especially after they recently came to a deal to allow Fox to move ahead with TV shows set in the world of the X-Men.

Regardless, it’s always interesting to see how the actors involved in these films view the “rivalry” between studios, and McAvoy’s comment is sure to add some fuel to the fanboy fire.