Expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Sony and Fox
I do think that if Marvel Studios wants can make some agreements with Sony and Fox to tie-in their movies in Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I don't think that Wolverine or Spider-Man must show in The Avengers or Iron Man in a Spider-Man's movie. But some easter eggs here and there or said that they're parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe it will be good.
They can make a "Phase Zero", the movies set before "Iron Man" (2008). I think at:
- X-Men 2
- X-Men: The Last Stand
- X-Men: First Class
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine
- Ghost Rider
- Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
(only if Sony wants to make other GR's movies)
- Blade II
- Blade: Trinity
Post Phase One:
- The Wolverine
- X-Men: Days of future past
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- Josh Trank's Fantastic Four
I believe this is possible. Fox can continue to make their movies, Sony can continue to make their movies and Marvel Studios too but they're all in the same universe. Only that X-Men have their affair, Spider-Man his affair and Avengers their affairs.
(I believe that Blade don't need a reboot, so i count the trilogy as Marvel Cinematic Universe).
The movies that i have excluded I think they are more like standalones or similiar to graphic-novels (so not integrated in the continuity):
- Spider-Man 2
- Spider-Man 3
- The Punisher
- Punisher: War Zone
- Fantastic Four
- Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surfer