While Marvel Studios was able to work a deal with Sony years ago to integrate Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe prior to Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the same can not be said about other iconic characters such as the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.
Warning: spoilers for Avengers: Endgame will follow.
By the time Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox was finalized back in March, Avengers: Infinity War had already been released, while the premiere of Avengers: Endgame was only weeks away, obviously leaving absolutely no time for the studio to include their recently acquired characters into the films.
However, now that Fox is officially under the Disney banner, Marvel Studios finally has control of some of their most iconic characters, specifically those in X-Men and Fantastic Four.
But just because the moment to include the X-Men in the Infinity Saga has passed does not mean fans haven’t been theorizing about how the movie would have looked if the likes of Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Magneto were able to take part — including the Russo Brothers.
Appearing on IGN’s Up At Noon show, Joe and Anthony Russo discussed how the X-Men — and specifically Wolverine — would have factored into the conclusion of the Infinity Saga had they been able to use the characters.
After considering who to kill on a team lineup consisting of Gambit, Jean Grey, Storm, Wolverine, Cyclops and Rogue, director Joe Russo used a marker to strike out everyone on the team except Wolverine.
“I’d love to see a fiercely motivated Wolverine going up against Thanos,” Joe said of his extreme decision.
While turning the rest of the X-Men to dust would be upsetting to see, Joe explained, “It’s not our job to give the people what they want, it’s to give them what they need.” . [via IGN]
Wooooooof. I mean, shit. Look, Avengers: Endgame was fucking awesome, don’t get me wrong. But could you imagine seeing an unhinged Wolverine throw haymakers at Thanos in that final battle? Epic. Just utterly epic.
Luckily, though, it’s only a matter of time before we see Wolverine introduced into the MCU, as he’s not only one of Marvel’s most famous characters, but arguably one of the biggest superheroes of all-time.
You can watch the Russo Brothers full interview with IGN below: