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Could the ‘X-Men’ Show Up in the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Movies?

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Could we see the X-Men show up in the Avengers: Infinity War? If you believe recent rumors, this is a big possibility. This rumor has spawned from Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb’s comments when he announced the trailer for X-Men: Legion at the San Diego Comic-Con. Loeb said that the Legion is part of the Marvel television universe.

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Screenshot from Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con Infinity War Teaser. Image: Marvel

If you put that next to earlier rumors that Marvel and Fox were having secret meetings involving their Marvel properties, and this was shortly after Marvel/Sony meeting that gave us Spider-Man: Homecoming, there is plenty of reasons to begin getting excited. You can be sure that Marvel’s goal is to unite all of their properties under the Marvel banner, and these studio cooperation might be the only way for this to happen shorter rather than later.

According to an interview that Joe Russo (co-director for Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War) had with, he said:

“As far as we know, right now there isn’t talk regarding the X-Men. 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.”

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ concept art featuring Spidey and The Vulture. Image: Marvel Studios

The Russo’s have a lot of clout at Marvel, so if anyone was in the know, it would be them. That is not to say that this won’t happen in the near future. They were the one’s responsible for bringing Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Civil War. Russo goes on to say:

“Sony and Marvel had a relationship through Kevin [Feige] and Amy [Pascal] and through us and Amy. That’s really how Spider-Man came about. It requires a certain alchemy and a very special situation for studios to share properties.”

Were the Russo’s thinking of including the X-Men in Civil War? According to Russo, “There was not talk on Civil War about the X-Men.”

Captain America: Civil War hits Digital HD on September 2, and available on Blu-ray and DVD on September 13.

Brad Repka
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