Usually, this sort of talk would be passed off as wild dreams that could never happen. But apparently the teams behind Deadpool and the X-Men movies have already started laying out the groundwork for this classic comics team-up to happen on the big screen. It seems like the unprecedented deal-making between Sony and Marvel that is allowing Spider-Man to appear in Civil War and beyond may open the floodgates. The Marvel Comics movies — rights to which are currently spread out across Sony (Spider-Man), Fox (X-Men and select characters) and Disney (most of Marvel's roster) — could start mixing together much more often. Speaking to Superhero Hype recently, X-Men producer Simon Kinberg said that he and Deadpool director Tim Miller have been trying to "build bridges" between Fox, Sony and Marvel to allow the webslinger to appear alongside Deadpool in a future cinematic adventure:
With all of the deals that have recently started happening, we asked if they could get visitation rights to Sony's friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. I would love to see it. Both of us are close with [Marvel's] Kevin [Feige], we respect and love Kevin. If it were even remotely possible, we will find a way 'cause we'd would love to see it.
Obviously, there's nothing truly concrete here, so don't expect Deadpool 2 to suddenly become Deadpool Meets Spider-Man. We're still firmly in the "wildest dreams" territory.
But the fact that Kinberg and Miller think they have a chance at making this happen — and that they think Sony might be open to Spider-Man appearing in Fox's movies — is a big step in a direction no fan would have believed possible in before Sony and Marvel's major deal last year.