At one point, the idea of characters crossing over between Marvel and DC Comics titles seemed like an impossibility. But it happened, just as fans of the cinematic versions of those characters think such a thing will happen on movie screens eventually — even if there are more companies involved now, all of which are bigger, more complex corporate entities. Still, it’s not going to happen soon, and original Marvel Studios co-founder and Spider-Man film producer Avi Arad isn’t even able to be straight about the reason why. Arad says Spider-Man won’t end up in a film with the X-Men or Avengers until “we’ve run out of ideas.”
Read Arad’s quotes, and watch a video of the interview, below. Read More »
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UPDATE: The coda will be in U.S. theaters as well. The story has been updated to incorporate this change.
UPDATE 2: Variety has details of the behind the scenes deal that made this happen. It is the very opposite of a far-reaching plan for a super-hero crossover. Read that info below.
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