X-Men and Avengers won't be meeting up any time soon

2013-10-23 19:00
The Avengers and X-Men
Los Angeles - Marvel Studios has "no plans" for an X-Men and Avengers Assemble crossover movie.

Although President of Production Kevin Feige thinks the idea - championed by Wolverine star Hugh Jackman, who wants to team up with Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man - would be "fun", it isn't on their radar for the immediate future.

Speaking during a Jameson's Done In 60 Seconds Google Hangout online Q&A for Empire magazine, Feige said: "There's certainly no plans right now. Enough amazing things have happened in the 13 years that I've been at Marvel, I never say never to things like that. But I don't think it'll be any time soon."

"The Avengers have so many stories to tell. It's not like creatively we need or want to include the X-Men, but as a fan I think it would be fun. It's Phase 27!"

Here's a fan-made trailer by Yoko Higuchi in case you want to see what a cross-over would be like:

Ant-Man speculation

Following speculation Marvel Studios has been considering casting Joseph Gordon-Levitt or Paul Rudd as Ant-Man for their next superhero movie, Feige was quizzed about the status of the long-awaited comic book adaptation, revealing that things are almost "ready to go".

The movie boss explained: "The waters have been rising over eight years on Ant-Man. It's been a while so it feels like we're ready to go.

"Phase 3 is in the very, very early days. Ant-Man is the first official one. We're working on a handful of things. We only have two slots a year. And we've got four or five things that are in the works right now."

An Ant-Man comic book:

(photo: Marvel)

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