MTV mistakenly misrepresented something that Marvel’s editor-in-chief Joe Quesada said during an interview with them regarding the possibility of an Avengers movie. The gist of the article was basically that there was a snowball’s chance in hell of an Avengers movie ever happening.
Turns out that is absolutely not true. (BTW, MTV has put up a clarifying correction in their original post.)
Quesada was referring to the likelihood of movies based on the concept of the Marvel Team-Up series of comic books, where there are stories that throw together characters like Spider-Man and Wolverine into a standalone story. That is what is unlikely to ever happen on the big screen.
The inference seemed odd considering that Marvel just released an updated movie slate which includes an Avengers movie (albeit at the very early stage of “Writer Engaged”).