Lauren Shuler Donner keen on X-Men appearance in Avengers 2

The rumours surrounding Marvel’s Phase Two centrepiece, The Avengers 2 , continue to come thick and fast, with X-Men producer Lauren Shuler-Donner revealing she’d love to see the mutants line up alongside Cap, Hulk and co.

The X-Men are currently owned by Fox, but Shuler-Donner has acknowledged the success of Marvel’s first Avengers movie, hinting that a future tie-up might be possible.

"I would love it," she revealed. "I personally have close ties to Marvel because of Kevin Feige. Kevin worked for me. But to take our characters and mingle them in the way that they were written... yeah, absolutely."

Meanwhile, a story in The Daily Mail has suggested that Ms. Marvel may be introduced in Avengers 2 , with Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson supposedly vying for the role. Marvel has made no comment on the story, which appears to have come from out of nowhere, although that’s not to say it won’t happen.

Set to be written and directed once more by Joss Whedon, The Avengers 2 opens in the UK on 1 May 2015. Possibly with the X-Men. Possibly with Ms. Marvel. Possibly with neither. Let the rumour-mongering commence!

George Wales

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