With rumors swirling about the upcoming X-Men: Legion TV series being canon to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, speculation has spread across fans clamoring at the possibility of seeing the X-Men join forces with the Avengers on the big screen sooner than later.
To fuel those fires, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson told ComicBook.com at San Diego Comic Con that his November film is "the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse." With doors opening to new worlds by the hands of the Sorcerer Supreme, what better time to introduce a whole new batch of characters like the X-Men to the Marvel Cinematic audience?
Well, the Quinjet likely won't be making a landing at Xavier's school for the gifted any time soon.
"As far as we know, right now there isn't talk regarding the X-Men," Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo tells ComicBook.com. "I don't know if behind-the-scenes there were conversations or if there are conversations happening but we certainly haven't heard of any."
If anybody could make such a crossover happen, it would be the Russo Brothers. Their efforts in Captain America: Civil War managed to swing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time, bringing him home to Marvel Studios in the midst of a flailing reboot coming from Sony Entertainment.
"Sony and Marvel had a relationship through Kevin [Feige] and Amy [Pascal] and through us and Amy," Joe Russo explains. "That's really how Spider-Man came about. It requires a certain alchemy and a very special situation for studios to share properties."
As for whether or not the X-Men were considered for Marvel's biggest film to date, Captain America: Civil War, the answer in unsurprisingly negative. "There was not talk on Civil War about the X-Men," Joe Russo says simply.
Captain America: Civil War releases for download Digital HD on September 2 and will be available on blu-ray and DVD on September 13.