As Marvel Studios continues to retrieve its various titles from studios that have lost licensing rights, its clear that The Amazing Spider-Man and X-Men are two franchise titles that won't come home for a very long time. That doesn't stop Marvel's Kevin Feige from daydreaming about one day bringing these two cinematic powerhouses together with Disney and Marvel's The Avengers. Just don't expect it to happen for years to come.

Both Wolverine and Peter Parker were at one time members of Marvel's The Avengers, so it would make sense to have them join the team...Say, maybe in Marvel's The Avengers 7, which wouldn't even hit theaters until near the close of the roaring 20s.

But maybe it will happen sooner. Just because Sony currently owns The Amazing Spider-Man and 20th Century Fox owns X-Men, Kevin Feige doesn't think its entirely impossible for the studios to merge for one super-sized movie produced by all three major players in Hollywood.

When asked the question, he intitally seemed skeptical, brushing off the X-Men as a lesser franchise.

"[With] the amount of characters that Marvel [Studios] already has...Who needs those pesky X-Men anyway?"

Feige then reconsidered what he was saying.

"I would say, not any time soon would we be in a position to team up with other studios who [have] a few of our characters, because we have so many characters ourselves...But I would never say never."

With Sony and Fox both actively producing a number of movies for both the The Amazing Spider-Man and X-Men franchises, its highly unlikely that either property will revert back to Marvel before the end of this decade.

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