“I literally asked the same question the other day to Tom from Marvel who works with all the other studios, he works with Sony and Fox, that’s his job to liaise. I said, ‘Man, can this happen?’ and he goes ‘Look, it’s not gonna be easy because you’re working with different studios and they’re their properties,’ ” he explained. ” But I believe—maybe I’m optimistic, I understand at Marvel they’ve got ‘The Avengers,’ they’ve got a lot of big things going on, but at some point I just find it almost impossible that there’s not a way to bring Iron Man, all the Avengers characters, Wolverine, the X-Men characters, Spider-Man, and somehow get them in together.”
No. No, no NO! A thousand times, no. This sounds like an almighty mess…
But then, that is EXACTLY what I thought when I first got wind of The Avengers. I have the distinct memory of hating the idea. And I would up loving that film, so maybe I should wait and see… And yet:
This is the kind of soundbite that will undoubtedly get nerds salivating, at least those who don’t pause a second and realize….what a terrible idea this is. We can’t image what kind of contrivance would have to be dreamed up to get even just the X-Men and The Avengers to hang out, not to mention cramming Spider-Man somewhere in there and god knows who else. And we can only imagine it would create a continuity vortex from which no one would escape. But mostly, it’s the sort of fan-service-y nonsense married to the standard studio idea of bigger-is-better that makes this far from an inspired idea, but instead a wholly unimaginative one.
Yeah, that’s pretty much the way I feel about this idea. Again, maybe I’m wrong, but I think there’s little chance of finding out honestly. Too many studios with too many disparate properties involved methinks.