There are very few movies being made these days that are more popular than, or even anywhere near as popular as in many cases, Marvel Studios. (businessweek) From the moment the first X-Men movie burst on the scene fourteen years ago the people at Marvel have been making movies, in some cases great movies, on a steady basis and raking in a ton of money at every turn. (rottentomatoes) The Marvel Universe is massive, there are a ton of characters and stories to choose from when it comes time to make movies, and Kevin Feige and his crew have done an amazing job of making sure those selected films become a success. (buzzfeed) The only problem is that Marvel only owns the rights to some of their characters while Sony, Fox, and others have the rights to their other characters, while they’re all part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they’re still separate from one another and typically don’t cross over. (wikipedia) Although we do have the odd distinction of two versions of Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch coming up, the different studios refuse to work with one another in the hopes of landing the most massive and amazing comic book movie of all time. (firstshowing)
The most popular character in the Marvel based films has been Wolverine for quite some time, and with good reason as he’s one of the all-time most popular characters in the history of Marvel Comics. (comicvine) For years Wolverine was the undisputed king of the Marvel film world, then along came the Iron Man franchise, for all the greatness Hugh Jackman brought to the live action version of Wolverine, Robert Downey Jr. was just flat out perfect for the role of Tony Stark. (comicvine) Hugh Jackman has been an advocate lately for bringing together the X-Men and Avengers universes, and the moment those words were uttered the fans of each series began to salivate uncontrollably. (youtube) With the imminent premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past Hugh Jackman has taken to the media in the hopes of finding a way to mix the Avengers and X-Men films, stating he would still love to bring Wolverine to an Avengers epic. (yahoo) There was the popular A vs. X storyline recently that had the two factions of Marvel heroes squaring off, it could play very well in theaters, with the potential to easily break all box office records, if only we could get the studios to work with one another, a fan can still dream though, right?