Has Fox given Marvel the Fantastic Four rights in change for X-Men Tv rights?
In what might become the most predictable news of 2015, Den of Geek is reporting that the critical and field-workplace clobbering Josh Trank Fantastic Four movie took has spelled doom for the franchise at twentieth Century Fox, and now the factor that has precipitated such a firestorm of controversy for them is lastly going back the place it belongs: Marvel Studios.
In response to the site info, which has yet to be corroborated by official sources, relatively than attempting to integrate the a lot-loathed FF roster into their more successful X-Males universe, Fox is doubling down on the mutant biz by trading the Fantastic Four rights to the tarnished property (which additionally reportedly includes rights to key FF aspect characters like Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom and Galactus) to their Disney-owned rival in alternate for television rights to X-Males. This coincides with the recent bulletins of pilots ordered for ellfire and egion at FOX, as effectively because the three mystery movies Marvel just slated for launch in 2020, one of which could very effectively be a Fantastic Four reboot.
While Marvel first family coming back into the fold sounds like an important thought, Marvel Studios mastermind Kevin Feige and company have an uphill battle in terms of public notion of the property. If one counts the legendarily horrible unreleased Roger Corman manufacturing from 1994, this is able to mark the FOURTH large display screen iteration of the characters, who also appeared in two critically-derided but financially-successful Fox motion pictures within the mid-2000s directed by Tim Story. The 2015 film suffered from a decidedly dour tone, funds restrictions, creative meddling and studio-imposed (and highly-noticeable) reshoots that brought forth a film even its director publicly distanced himself from. It wound up solely grossing $166 million worldwide, making it one in every of the most important superhero bombs of all-time.
Like Spider-Man, who Marvel lately partnered with Sony to reintegrate into their cinematic universe, Feige already has contingency plans arrange in case the Fantastic Four crew is brought back to the MCU. Side characters like Galactus, Doctor Doom, The Silver Surfer and The Watcher performed vital roles in the original nfinity Gauntlet comics stories of the 0s and could very properly be introduced onto the board simply in time for the two-part Avengers: Infinity Warfare movies that the Russo Brothers will direct.
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