The Avengers 3 movie may still be years away, but that’s not stopping fans’ anticipation. Recently, rumors regarding the film’s potential cast only added fuel to the fire. The rumor going around speculated that the X-Men may finally appear in the coming Avengers movie.

For the uninitiated, the Avengers and the X-Men often encounter each other in the comics. However, it’s not as easy in the big screen since different studios own them. In this case, most of the known Avengers belong to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, characters from the X-Men franchise belong to Fox.

This divide is what stops the two mighty forces from facing off in the movies. Nevertheless, it is important to note that Marvel and Sony finally made it possible to share Spider-Man.

Could the same agreement be made between the MCU and Fox with the X-Men?

Avengers 3 movie and the X-Men possibility

Despite the promise this rumor brings, director Joe Russo doesn’t sound so positive.

A report by Comic Book quotes him as saying, “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.”

Still, the statement does not entirely negate the rumors. On one hand, there’s still enough time to negotiate a form of arrangement between Marvel Studios and Fox. On the other hand, the Russos are only keeping mum about it.

The latter may sound as wishful thinking, and maybe it is. However, personalities involved with the Marvel universe are pretty secretive. Hence, who knows–maybe negotiations are ongoing right this moment.

Nevertheless, as fun as it would seem to have the X-Men appear in Avengers 3 or 4, it is far-fetched. Only the powers that be and their official word could change that.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Avengers 3 movie. We aim to cover news about it from here until it hits theaters on April 2018.