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.