Unlike Sony, Fox (mostly) knows how to keep their Marvel owned properties in good hands, with a Fantastic Four film cropping up every few years to fill its role as the exception that proves the rule. While the potential for an MCU/X-Universe crossover seems slim, if Spider-Man: Homecoming proves to be a cash windfall for both Marvel and Sony, it's not outside the realm of possibility, and Deadpool director Tim Miller is one of the people on the Fox side of the divide pulling for this crossover to happen.
In a new interview with Comic Book Resources (link below), Miller and all things X-related producer Simon Kinberg said that they're ready if and when Marvel and Fox are ready...
Miller: I'm ready for it, but the studios are not ready for it.
Kinberg: We would love it. I mean, Tim and I talked about it quite a bit. We grew up on comics that did it all the time, quite freely. Not just within the Marvel Universe, but outside the Marvel Universe. So it'd be rad to see it. Those decisions are made by people at a much higher part of the food chain than Tim and I -- we just go execute it.
But yeah, we would love it, and we certainly each have a really good relationship with Kevin Feige. Maybe one day there's a sit-down, "Godfather"-style dinner where we could broker a deal. It'd be cool.
Miller: I honestly can say, as an adult who works in this industry, you certainly can see all the reasons why it doesn't happen. The corporate inertia, just the lawyering of that deal alone is so daunting that I don't think anybody would seriously consider it.
But as a fan, you just want to go, "Fuck man! Why can't I see that?" Because that's what I got in comic books. What's more, they had DC/Marvel crossover events that were just stupendous. On a creative level, you just want to say that comic books is just a huge world. I read Marvel, and I read DC, and I read Image, and I read small independent publishers. I've got a "Goon" comic book from Dark Horse. I love all of that stuff. To me, it's all one big world.
Exactly, and Miller's blatant fandom is one of the reasons Deadpool was so good. Let's hope that these businessmen can one day get together and remember how cool it was to smash your Wolverine figure into Captain America and cut that Star Spangled son of a bitch up, bub! Seriously, make this happen.