After the infinity war setting its benchmark worldwide, there was a time when fans were expecting anything can happen in the final movie of the Avengers. Many were expecting ‘X-men’ to somehow involve in the battle against the mad Titan and his quest of the infinity stones.
Although, seeing X-men along with the classic avengers and the new avengers is still a distant dream. But the evidence says that MCU had mentioned about the X-men and Spiderman at the beginning of MCU, in the post-credit scene that was later ruled out.
Kevin Feige Reveals The Iron Man Deleted Scene
Saturday night at the 45th Saturn Awards, Kevin Feige was presented with the first-ever Stan Lee World Builder award. In the award show, Kevin Feige reveals a deleted scene showing Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) mentioning about X-men and Spiderman without actually mentioning their names.
Kevin Feige says that this is one of those scenes that was planned to stay undiscovered, nobody would have seen it ever. But still, for the first-ever Stan Lee award, it was the best time for people to see it.
The scene shows Nick Fury having a conversation with Tony Stark about the Avenger’s Initiative, to which Tony question ‘what are we going to avenge?’ and Fury says ‘we can avenge whatever we want’.
In the scene, Nick Fury also appears to be talking about ‘radioactive bug bites and assorted mutants’ which clearly indicates Spiderman and X-men and with that the scene ends.
The scene is short but has huge implications. Mentioning Spiderman and X-men which are properties of different studios indicates that MCU was up for a collaboration that didn’t work well.
We never saw X-men in the list of those 22 movies that MCU produced. Spiderman came into the picture for five movies only to be sacrificed later after it’s sequel Spiderman: Far From Home.
Although, MCU’s much more emphasis in on the rise of phase 4 and it’s characters and one can anticipate a much better and enhanced superhero experience in the movies.