Marvel is going back to the Fantastic Four. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige announced that a new movie based on the superhero group is in the works at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. Further details, however, including a release date, were not revealed. It marks the first Fox property for Disney to mine since the […]
Kevin Feige is clearly rather excited about the X-Men and Fantastic Four joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Now that the houses of Fox and Disney have joined, superhero fans are now chomping at the bit to see the Marvel characters previously owned by Fox join their compadres owned by Disney.
It sounds like the planned convergence of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is on course, and could be happening much sooner than we thought. Kevin Fiege, the boss of the MCU for Disney, has said that things are looking ‘very, very good’ for the merger of the comic book worlds. As it stands, X-Men movies, Fantastic Four movies and Deadpool movies are produced by the Fox studio.
If Disney does indeed buy Fox, allowing their characters to appear in Marvel Studios films, is this necessarily a good thing?
The one major thorn in the side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has always been that the comic book label-turned-studio does not own the movie rights to a small portion of their best-loved characters. This is question often asked of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige – and, right now, his answer is definitively negative. Asked by Variety about the likelihood of such a deal between Marvel and Fox, the producer responded, “It’s an impossibility at this juncture.