Can you imagine Luke Skywalker as member of the “Avengers” and joining the battle against evil alongside “Iron Man,” “Captain America” and the “Incredible Hulk?”
Marvel legend Stan Lee believes it can happen.
The mastermind behind some of the biggest Marvel characters teased that a “Star Wars” and “Avengers” crossover is possible, Comic Book wrote.
“Obviously, the people who produce these [movies] are looking to be as successful as possible,” Lee said in an interview with The Big Issue. He added, “If they feel that incorporating Star Wars with the Marvel characters will be very successful, they’ll find a way to do it. Can you imagine Spider-Man saying, ‘May the force be with you’? It may come to that!”
“I created the Avengers by taking many of our characters and making a team out of them,” Lee shared. “We can have as many characters join the Avengers as we want to for future movies. That might be fun, all of a sudden Luke Skywalker is an Avenger!”
Lee also hinted how expensive such a movie would be. He also teased that if it was something the public would want to see, then Disney would find a way to produce it.
“It’ll be the most expensive film ever produced! I don’t know how many characters you can have in a movie but anything that the public want to see you can be sure it will eventually be produced,” Lee said.
Disney bought both Marvel and Lucasfilm in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Hence, the studio owns the cinematic rights to both “Star Wars” and Marvel Studios properties. However, Comic Book noted this project will only materialize if Kevin Feige and Bog Iger give the green light in having Luke Skywalker jump through time to Earth for an “Avengers” crossover.
The next installment of “Star Wars” franchise, “Rogue One,” has a release date of December 16, 2016. Marvel’s upcoming superhero movie, “Captain America: Civil War,” will hit theatres on May 6, 2016.
Meanwhile, Lee’s latest TV series, “Lucky Man,” begins on Sky 1 on January 22.