Report: Implausible Four Back At Marvel, New Film Coming 2017

Update: Both Marvel and twentieth Century Fox have denied the rumor below.

A brand new rumour is claiming the movie rights to the Fantastic Four are again with Marvel, with the studio now planning a brand new movie for 2020 that’ll see the quartet folded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Den of Geek claims the move was made as a part of the deal that can see Fox allowed to create two X-Men Television exhibits – Hellfire and Legion. Reportedly, in change for permitting Fox the Tv rights to the franchise they’ve lengthy desired, Marvel wished to get something in return. Apparently, that something was the Fantastic Four film rights.

What’s fascinating is the timing of the announcement – Marvel simply introduced it has three, untitled movies set to hit screens in 2020. Supposedly, one of those is about to be a Fantastic 4 movie.

Whereas the news is not confirmed and so should definitely be taken with a pinch of salt, it is actually not beyond the realms of possibility. Following the incredible flop that occurred earlier this year, you possibly can see why Fox could also be keen to get this specific franchise off its palms, particularly if it nets one thing it has been lusting after for years in return. As for Marvel, it’s an opportunity to protect and broaden its brand even further.

Simply last month, nonetheless, writer and producer Simon Kinberg confirmed a Fantastic Four sequel remains to be in growth. Again then, it didn’t appear like there were plans to collaborate with Marvel to help revive the franchise like Sony is doing with Spider-Man, because the producer denied information of any such partnership.

As soon as we hear anything concrete we’ll let you know. Within the meantime, tell us within the comments whether or not this fills you with confidence about the way forward for the Fantastic Four, or if you are beginning to get concerned about Marvel’s ever-ballooning stable.

Luke Karmali is IGN’s UK News Editor. You too can revel in mediocrity by following him on Twitter.