I can’t talk about Guardians of the Galaxy yet, but I’ll let all the Twitter reactions speak for themselves. And as exciting as they are to read, the first thing that came to mind is if there will be a Guardians and Avengers crossover. And depending on the success of this film, Kevin Feige might be open to the idea of it.
We’ve already head about how there won’t be any Marvel crossovers with other heroes that Sony and Fox holds the rights to — Fox won’t even do any in-house crossovers — but an Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy crossover would be one of the biggest assembling of heroes since… well The Avengers.
While a crossover with other studios may be harder to work out, Feige teased the idea of a major crossover between the two properties. Hit the jump for more.
In an interview with IGN, Feige had this to say about the possibility of an Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy crossover:
“I don’t know. Part of the fun of the comics is that could happen. Any character could interact with any other character because they inhabit the same time period and the same universe. And certainly it is the inclusion of Thanos most specifically that is a declaration to audiences who are paying attention that this is connected to those other universes. Part of the fun is that it could happen someday. I don’t know when that would be. Or maybe I know and I’m not going to tell you!”
So Feige wouldn’t out right admit that a crossover would happen, but he is certainly open to the idea of it. Plus there is the Thanos connection that would bring the two films together for one big mega superhero ensemble.
Finally, Feige put a pin in a multi-studio crossover, which is more or less unlikely to happen:
“My answer to that question has always been the same, which is when I started at Marvel 14 years ago the notion of us becoming our own studio, becoming more successful than other studios doing this, and bringing The Avengers to the screen, would have seemed like the pipe dream of all pipe dreams. And because we are sitting here talking because this has all happened, I’m not going to rule out anything. It has been unbelievable – the Marvel experience for me in particular over the years, so anything’s possible. But I would say for the immediate future, Fox is very busy building their X-Men universe and redoing the Fantastic Four universe. Sony is well underway with their Spider-Man plans. And we clearly have a long-term vision for the cinematic universe. And thankfully have so many characters and so many possibilities that we don’t find ourselves in a position going “˜Will we ever get these other characters in here because we don’t know what to do.’ There’s lots to do.”
Feige says that Marvel Studios has their franchises mapped out until 2028, and if that is true, that would most certainly mean that another crossover of properties is something they would be considering. Feige certainly knows more than we do, and it wouldn’t be wise if he just dropped everything in our laps.