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When should you expect to see a crossover with Spider-Man and X-Men?

04.18.2014

When will we see a true crossover between Spider-Man and the X-Men?

TRY WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER.

Sorry, I was just prepping you for the real answer. Many fans would love to see Marvel characters crossover on the big screen, and as such will be teased when you go check out THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, but then again, it won’t.

So here’s the thing: Yes, there’s a scene after the Spider-Man sequel that has something to do with X-MEN, however, it’s basically just an advertisement with unique placement. Basically this all comes down to a little clause in Marc Webb’s contract. The director owed Fox Searchlight another film, so instead he plugged X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST at the end of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. Now that fans know about it they are freaking out about the possibilities, and I’m here to destroy them for you. Well, I’m just the messenger.

When Spidey producer and founder of Marvel Studios, Avi Arad spoke with IGN he basically said that they will do a crossover when they run out of ideas.

I think it will take a moment in which we’ve run out of ideas. There's so much to tell about Spider-Man. There's so much to tell about the Sinister Six. The relationship between Spider-Man and Venom will bring a whole other world in.

He continued by saying that doing such a thing might look more like a “stunt” when you have so much to pull from the Spidey universe.

You know Avi always refers to that question as a stunt," he says. "If you were to do that, you know, Spider-Man in the Avengers is a stunt. And I get why everybody – you know, fans and audience members and movie goers – I understand it.

When you think about the Sinister Six and you think about Venom and you think about Carnage and you think Spider-Man in whatever way you want in association with those movies, they feel like they're built for Spider-Man. Like that's where his story needs to go and wants to go and it has to be about more than a stunt.

Stunts can be cool but it's also a business, and so the other side of the answer is they're owned by different companies. And there's a ton left in Sony's world; there's a lot of business left because there's a lot of story left. So for them to want to take this character and put it with Marvel and Disney is a huge undertaking and probably, as Avi's saying, isn't necessary until you feel like, 'Wow, we're sort of out of ideas. What should we do?' And we're far from out of ideas.”

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1:10PM on 04/21/2014

All I want

is for Spidey to swing past Stark Tower and to have a Daily Bugle van in a Marvel movie.
is for Spidey to swing past Stark Tower and to have a Daily Bugle van in a Marvel movie.
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5:29PM on 04/20/2014

Blame it on Avi!

I don't even know where to begin about this guy who calls himself a 'producer'. He is the sole reason to blame for Spider-Man 3. Sam Raimi is a fantastic director; a die hard spidey fan, and a visionary (which is why we all love SM1 & 2, right?). I remember reading years back about how Avi pushed Raimi to throw in Venom into the mix in SM3, while Raimi is an old-school spidey fan and wanted to stick to villains who date back to the 60s and 70s of spidey comics...and that Raimi wanted to
I don't even know where to begin about this guy who calls himself a 'producer'. He is the sole reason to blame for Spider-Man 3. Sam Raimi is a fantastic director; a die hard spidey fan, and a visionary (which is why we all love SM1 & 2, right?). I remember reading years back about how Avi pushed Raimi to throw in Venom into the mix in SM3, while Raimi is an old-school spidey fan and wanted to stick to villains who date back to the 60s and 70s of spidey comics...and that Raimi wanted to completely focus on Sandman as the villain, and a dash of Harry Osborn's wrath.

Let's all not forget that Raimi is the one who brought Sony/Columbia over $3 billion in box office receipts for his Spider-Man trilogy. The worst part is that Raimi wanted to take on SM4 and they didn't even give him a chance to make things right because of Avi Arad's moronic input as a producer. Avi Arad is a HACK. It's just too bad Sony is too greedy to share distribution rights, because it totally is possible to be a box office threat against Disney.

"When we run out of ideas". Sure, shove a crossover down our throats because audiences wouldn't obviously realize it's your last resort there, Avi.
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6:17PM on 04/19/2014

There is no Spider-Man "universe"

Spider-Man isn't like the X-Men, where there are literally dozens of characters and back stories to pull movies from. Spider-Man is one character (a very good character), but it's just him. The producers at Sony want to make it sound like there is this rich Spidey "universe" because they want to compete with Marvel Studios. Which they can't. At least in terms of the universe building approach that Marvel Studios has. Sony should focus on what makes their character unique and tell great stories
Spider-Man isn't like the X-Men, where there are literally dozens of characters and back stories to pull movies from. Spider-Man is one character (a very good character), but it's just him. The producers at Sony want to make it sound like there is this rich Spidey "universe" because they want to compete with Marvel Studios. Which they can't. At least in terms of the universe building approach that Marvel Studios has. Sony should focus on what makes their character unique and tell great stories from that standpoint instead of this desperate copycat approach that every studio with a superhero property is doing since the success of The Avengers. It kind of reminds me of Avatar in a way. Avatar wasn't success just because it was in 3D, but studios were obsessed with having all of their blockbusters in the 3D after that film came out. Missing the point as usual. As cool as it would be to have the X-Men or Spidey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the X-Men almost don't need it. Great X-men stories can still be told without having them exist in a larger continuity. Spidey on the other hand, would greatly benefit from being folded into the Marvel Universe, but unfortunately that will likely never happen. Sonys "grand plan" for the Spider-Man "universe" seems pretty stupid to me.
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8:44AM on 04/20/2014
Couldn't have said it better myself
Couldn't have said it better myself
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3:55PM on 04/19/2014

Slightly OT:

All you guys wishing the rights would revert back to Marvel: What would you expect to change? Which aspects of the Spidey-universe would Marvel do right whereas Sony (apparently) did wrong? Just wondering.
All you guys wishing the rights would revert back to Marvel: What would you expect to change? Which aspects of the Spidey-universe would Marvel do right whereas Sony (apparently) did wrong? Just wondering.
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5:34AM on 04/19/2014

Been saying it for years...

Avi Arad is a moron who doesn't understand the property he's shilling.
Avi Arad is a moron who doesn't understand the property he's shilling.
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4:40AM on 04/19/2014

How can you say ...

..."there's so much to tell about the Sinister Six" and claim that you're not out of ideas ?
Sony's Spider-man universe in going down. One movie a year ? Come on ...
Any fan of Spider-man who knows a bit about the superhero business wishes that Spidey would go back home.
..."there's so much to tell about the Sinister Six" and claim that you're not out of ideas ?
Sony's Spider-man universe in going down. One movie a year ? Come on ...
Any fan of Spider-man who knows a bit about the superhero business wishes that Spidey would go back home.
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4:29AM on 04/19/2014
This article reads as though the author knows the directors in question personally, unless that's the case you can never know for sure what will and will not happen in Hollywood. We news to realise they are caring less and less about the true fans and more about money, getting the kids in and selling toys and lunch boxes.
This article reads as though the author knows the directors in question personally, unless that's the case you can never know for sure what will and will not happen in Hollywood. We news to realise they are caring less and less about the true fans and more about money, getting the kids in and selling toys and lunch boxes.
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4:06AM on 04/19/2014
I would like to live enough to see these crossovers : Wolverine / Punisher ; Hulk / Wolverine; Spidey/ Daredevil ; Freddy/ Jason/ Ash
I would like to live enough to see these crossovers : Wolverine / Punisher ; Hulk / Wolverine; Spidey/ Daredevil ; Freddy/ Jason/ Ash
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1:19PM on 04/19/2014
Better hope you live to be 250 years old.
Better hope you live to be 250 years old.
4:25AM on 04/21/2014
Yep....
Yep....
12:04AM on 04/19/2014
Hey Avi, how about you go fuck yourself?
Hey Avi, how about you go fuck yourself?
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1:20PM on 04/19/2014
Couldn't have said it better.
Couldn't have said it better.
11:51PM on 04/18/2014

translation

when these franchises start failing and it becomes apparent that we can no longer make money from them, then we'll either cut our losses and let the rights revert back to Marvel, or see if we can't work out some sort of crossover deal where we can at least get a percentage of the profits.
when these franchises start failing and it becomes apparent that we can no longer make money from them, then we'll either cut our losses and let the rights revert back to Marvel, or see if we can't work out some sort of crossover deal where we can at least get a percentage of the profits.
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11:54PM on 04/18/2014
basically, if everyone wants to see SpiderMan, the X-Men and even the Fantastic Four revert back to Marvel, then those franchises have to flop so hard at the box office that it isn't worth it to Sony and Fox to keep them. And it can't just be domestically. They have to fail in the international box office as well. Essentially, you'd have to get every movie going market in the entire world to agree not to watch a single Marvel film produced by Sony and Fox so they tank financially and give the
basically, if everyone wants to see SpiderMan, the X-Men and even the Fantastic Four revert back to Marvel, then those franchises have to flop so hard at the box office that it isn't worth it to Sony and Fox to keep them. And it can't just be domestically. They have to fail in the international box office as well. Essentially, you'd have to get every movie going market in the entire world to agree not to watch a single Marvel film produced by Sony and Fox so they tank financially and give the rights back.

So yeah, like everyone is saying - never.
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11:46PM on 04/18/2014

they're doing it wrong.

Fox and Sony should just stick to crossing over with their own franchises. X-Men fight the Independence Day aliens. Spider-Man vs Bond.
Fox and Sony should just stick to crossing over with their own franchises. X-Men fight the Independence Day aliens. Spider-Man vs Bond.
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10:32AM on 04/19/2014
I hope the ppl voting this down realizes it was a joke.
I hope the ppl voting this down realizes it was a joke.
10:42PM on 04/18/2014
You're creating films based solely on the Sinister 6 and running your franchise into the ground with sequels and side-stories, I think it's pretty obvious to everyone you're already out of ideas...
You're creating films based solely on the Sinister 6 and running your franchise into the ground with sequels and side-stories, I think it's pretty obvious to everyone you're already out of ideas...
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10:35PM on 04/18/2014
When should we expect a Spider-Man/X-Men crossover? NEVER!!
When should we expect a Spider-Man/X-Men crossover? NEVER!!
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10:22PM on 04/18/2014
[link]******ttttt!!!!!!
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9:54PM on 04/18/2014
As cool as it would be to see Spider Man join the Avengers, I wouldn't want to see THIS version of Spider Man join the Avengers.

If it was Tobey Maguire's Spider Man joining the Avengers, then yes. But in no way would I want to see this current version join universes.
As cool as it would be to see Spider Man join the Avengers, I wouldn't want to see THIS version of Spider Man join the Avengers.

If it was Tobey Maguire's Spider Man joining the Avengers, then yes. But in no way would I want to see this current version join universes.
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1:24PM on 04/19/2014
Tobey sucks. Do you wonder why he's not in many movies today?
Tobey sucks. Do you wonder why he's not in many movies today?
1:33PM on 04/19/2014
Right. That's why he was involved in the most successful Spider Man films and Garfield wasn't and isn't.

And the fact that he was in the one of the best comic book films of all time, Spider Man 2.

No one will ever say that about this new rebooted franchise.
Right. That's why he was involved in the most successful Spider Man films and Garfield wasn't and isn't.

And the fact that he was in the one of the best comic book films of all time, Spider Man 2.

No one will ever say that about this new rebooted franchise.
1:48PM on 04/19/2014
The old spidey movies have aged poorly. They're more like comedies now, but that's just my opinion. I know we don't agree, that's fine.
The old spidey movies have aged poorly. They're more like comedies now, but that's just my opinion. I know we don't agree, that's fine.
7:22PM on 04/19/2014
Just because the movie trilogy was successful doesn't change the fact that Tobey did not fit the role of Peter at all. Not in the slightest. The movies were well written, and had a good director (Sam Raimi) behind the helm who handled the action scenes very well.

And while Garfield isn't a perfect fit either, at least he is a little more believable as Peter than Tobey ever could be.
Just because the movie trilogy was successful doesn't change the fact that Tobey did not fit the role of Peter at all. Not in the slightest. The movies were well written, and had a good director (Sam Raimi) behind the helm who handled the action scenes very well.

And while Garfield isn't a perfect fit either, at least he is a little more believable as Peter than Tobey ever could be.
1:57AM on 04/20/2014
Tobey was a horrible Peter Parker. Maybe his movies were better but Garfield is by far the better Peter.
Tobey was a horrible Peter Parker. Maybe his movies were better but Garfield is by far the better Peter.
3:27AM on 04/20/2014
I think if he were better, the films would be more successful.
I think if he were better, the films would be more successful.
9:11PM on 04/18/2014
Damn. I wish Sony would get over themselves...
Damn. I wish Sony would get over themselves...
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8:56PM on 04/18/2014
It's actually kind of funny how when Marvel Studios announced Iron Man, it was reported that "the second-stringers" and "the B-list" characters were getting movies, when now it seems almost everyone prefers what Marvel Studios is doing to how Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four are being handled.
It's actually kind of funny how when Marvel Studios announced Iron Man, it was reported that "the second-stringers" and "the B-list" characters were getting movies, when now it seems almost everyone prefers what Marvel Studios is doing to how Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four are being handled.
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11:21PM on 04/18/2014
I think that's because people know Marvel handle characters with care. They gambled with Iron Man and easter egg of Nick Fury and it paid off big. A couple of years later we get to see The Avengers coming to life and it was Effin' Massive! I too think that Marvel knows how to handle character with care instead of just shoe-horning them in any possible open opportunity.
I think that's because people know Marvel handle characters with care. They gambled with Iron Man and easter egg of Nick Fury and it paid off big. A couple of years later we get to see The Avengers coming to life and it was Effin' Massive! I too think that Marvel knows how to handle character with care instead of just shoe-horning them in any possible open opportunity.
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8:35PM on 04/18/2014
I don't think they need to mix Xmen with Avengers, there's enough in both universes and mixing them would convolute it all. However I think Spiderman would fit well with the Avengers.
I don't think they need to mix Xmen with Avengers, there's enough in both universes and mixing them would convolute it all. However I think Spiderman would fit well with the Avengers.
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8:28PM on 04/18/2014

Marvel can't film Spidey, the FF or the X-Men with the Avengers

Very unnatural, annoying and aggravating. It's like seeing KitKat bars made by Hershey's instead of Nestle, or Vega renamed M. Bison in the American versions of Street Fighter, or Superman not wearing his red briefs outside his pants.
Very unnatural, annoying and aggravating. It's like seeing KitKat bars made by Hershey's instead of Nestle, or Vega renamed M. Bison in the American versions of Street Fighter, or Superman not wearing his red briefs outside his pants.
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9:51PM on 04/18/2014
I don't think having Superman not wearing his red briefs is a problem. The suit looked just fine in Man of Steel.
I don't think having Superman not wearing his red briefs is a problem. The suit looked just fine in Man of Steel.
2:54PM on 04/19/2014
There's nothing wrong with change once in a while.
There's nothing wrong with change once in a while.
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