With the Disney/Fox deal now closed and all wrapped up, Marvel Studios can finally bring the X-Men into the MCU, and given that one of the most exciting things about this development is the possibility of at last seeing the Marvel mutants share the screen with some of the Avengers, it only makes sense that Kevin Feige and his team have a few crossovers lined up.
In fact, according to sources close to We Got This Covered, an all-out Avengers vs. X-Men movie is indeed “on the cards.” You’ll remember that we reported on this several months back but we recently got another update on the project and we’ve been told that it’s still something that Marvel is hoping to get to. It just may not be until Phase 6 or later.
From what we understand, the X-Men need to be introduced into the MCU first and the studio also wants to form the New Avengers team (Black Panther, Spider-Man, Blade, Shang-Chi, Jane Foster’s Thor, Scarlet Witch, etc.) before they arrive at a full-blown crossover movie like Avengers vs. X-Men. We’ve been told that there’ll be some minor crossovers ahead of the film though and that various post-credits scenes will plant the seeds for when the two teams finally meet.
Furthermore, our sources explain that the movie will take inspiration from the “House of M” storyline from the comics and that Wanda will play a pretty large role in it. That being said, this project’s clearly still a long ways away and things can always change between now and when the script starts to take shape, but at the moment, at least, this is the direction that the studio hopes to head in.
While it’s likely that Kevin Feige may deny this publicly, let’s not forget that the producer refused to confirm that a Black Widow movie was happening for months, even though there were set photos online. Instead, he only acknowledged its existence once Comic-Con rolled around.
Not to mention that he also denied several years back that Marvel was planning to adapt the “Planet Hulk” storyline and then a good chunk of it showed up in Thor: Ragnarok. In other words, the studio likes to keep things under wraps until they’re good and ready to make an official announcement.
Besides, this intel comes from the same sources who recently brought us the following scoops, all of which have since been confirmed:
- The real Mandarin will show up in Shang-Chi
- The Endgame re-release post-credits scene featured the Hulk
- Taskmaster will be the villain in Black Widow
- Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart had cameos in Hobbs & Shaw
- Robert Pattinson is playing Batman
- The lead characters in Ghostbusters 3 are young teens
- Viola Davis is returning for The Suicide Squad
Suffice it to say, we have no reason to doubt our sources and besides, now that Marvel has the rights to the mutants back, it’d really be foolish not to attempt some type of major crossover like this. It’s a guaranteed moneymaker and if it worked out in the comics, then why not try it on the big screen?
In any case, it’ll be a while yet before we hear anything official on the Avengers vs. X-Men movie but for now, you can share your preliminary thoughts on it down below.