The two biggest money-making franchises running are the MCU and Star Wars. Since Disney bought Marvel in 2009 and Lucasfilm in 2012, they are both existing under the same banner, and it is technically possible to merge them into an epic movie. While such a thing is not being planned right now, but, iconic Marvel creator Stan Lee thinks a crossover between Avengers and Star Wars might happen someday.
While talking to The Big Issue, Lee floated the following case for this mega franchise crossover.
Obviously, the people who produce these [movies] are looking to be as successful as possible. 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. 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!
Stan Lee also stated that such a film will be extremely costly, however, in case public wanted to see it, Disney would find a way to create it. It is difficult to even imagine a film showing Earth’s greatest team and the characters from the far away galaxy coming together, however, we feel that it might be similar to the Patton OswaltVision for Star Wars: Episode VII from the 2013 episode titled Parks and Recreation.
Stan Lee is undoubtedly being optimistic since a possibility of the Avengers sharing screen time with Star Wars is unlikely in the foreseeable future. Simply said, not even in a decade. Despite the end of Phase Three, Marvel already has chalked out its Phase IV plans, and they will stick to that. Star Wars is entering a new era of films, and although they have scheduled plans till 2020, you can be assured that a lot more is going to be in the works. It could be another trilogy or more spinoffs. Therefore, the merger would be nothing short of an unwanted diversion. The more logical imagining would be to first see Guardians of the Galaxy stumble into a wormhole that leads to Star Wars universe.
For a crossover between MCU and Star Wars, the most probable setting would be the comic books as Marvel has started reprint of the regular Star Wars books in 2016. Therefore, it would be a long time before the creative decision makers agree to merge all of them together. At the same time, if an Avengers/Star Warscrossover is successful among comic book lovers then Disney might take it to the cinemas. No doubt, it has to be an exceptional story to unleash that event, because anything less than incredible will disappoint fans of both franchises.