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There’s been a lot of talk online about a Helicarrier showing up in the final act of Deadpool. Well, while there may have been some slight visual similarities between the two, that wasn’t a nod to The Avengers (yes, the movie had some great Easter Eggs, but not a Helicarrier).

Regardless, while you may have seen many a review praising Marvel for shaking up the superhero genre with this R-Rated release, Kevin Feige had nothing to do with the Merc with the Mouth’s solo outing. That’s because a Marvel movie isn’t the same thing as a Marvel Studios movie, and while these characters share the same world in the comic books, that isn’t always the case on the big screen. There, they’re as far apart as Marvel and DC!

So, exactly how do these rights issues work and why aren’t they all in the MCU? Why can’t the X-Men show up in The Avengers and what’s the deal with Spider-Man appearing in Captain America: Civil War? Here, you’ll find the answers to those questions and many more.

10. Marvel Vs. Marvel Studios

X-Men Rogue Cut

One very common misconception is that every movie starring characters from the Marvel comic books is a “Marvel” movie. While the Marvel logo may come on the screen before the likes of X-Men: Days of Future Past and Deadpool, you’ll notice that one key word is missing: “Studios.”

That’s because Marvel Studios is a studio just like 20th Century Pictures or Warner Bros., and the releases connected to the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises do NOT take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

That world was created back in 2008 with Iron Man, meaning that the likes of Spider-Man, Blade, and Ghost Rider all predate that world’s creation. So, forget Captain America meeting Wolverine because it’s not happening.

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