In 2008, Marvel Studios came together and started to create a shared universe with characters such Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and many more. Years before that, Twentieth Century Fox basically started the whole Superhero Franchise wave with the X-Men films they created. While in the comics, these characters have met up and even battled on many occasions, but in the film universe something like that just never seemed possible. Until now, at least.
A rumor has been set loose on the internet via Fatman on Batman producer Matt Key in an interview with Collider, and in that he claims to have heard that 20th Century Fox might be down to discuss with Marvel about getting a shared universe started.
“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…”
So this is obviously big news, but at the end of the day, it’s still a rumor to be taken with a grain of salt. Some executives from each studio has previously that they have no plans to create a shared universe with the other. However Sony once said the same thing and now they have an agreement with Marvel Studios which allows Spider-Man to be shared in their films, so it’s clearly not impossible for this to happen with any other studios. We’ll just have to see what becomes of these rumors.