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  1. 1

    Lewis Fields

    I want Marvel to have the rights back, the sooner the better. I don’t like what Fox are doing with the fantastic four.

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      Chris McKittrick

      Hi Lewis,

      Fox has the movie rights to both X-Men and Fantastic Four as long as it wants them. The only reason Fox would give them up is if Fox decides the rights aren’t worth it — much like Fox did when it gave up the Daredevil/Elektra rights when Fox couldn’t put together a reboot that the studio thought would be profitable. Similarly, Marvel has gotten the movie rights back for Punisher, Ghost Rider, and Blade all because the various studios that owned those movie rights decided not to pursue new projects featuring them.

      The only way Fox would give up the movie rights to Fantastic Four would be if the reboot movie bombs (like Elektra) and Fox decides it isn’t worth trying again. That’s why some have suspected that Marvel is trying to “sabotage” the Fantastic Four reboot, as I detailed above.

      Thanks for reading!

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        Lewis Fields

        Very aware of all of that my friend! I just think that Fox’s movie will fail, because quite frankly, it sounds terrible.

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          Chris McKittrick

          Lewis,

          Just making sure — a lot of people seem to be confused about how ironclad Fox’s ownership of the X-Men/FF rights are, especially since the Quicksilver situation. Glad to see you know better!

          As I said below, I’m going to give Fantastic Four a chance, but I’m not optimistic based on what’s out there about it.

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    imkaisersoze

    Marvel and Disney should do whatever it takes to rescue their titles from Fox. As good as DOFP was we had to sit through some terrible movies before we got there and who is to say Marvel could not have made better x-men movies years before DOFP? The proof is in the pudding, Marvel make the best Marvel movies, ’nuff said.

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      Chris McKittrick

      Thanks for reading imkaisersoze!

      Really Disney/Marvel have only three options when it comes to those movie rights:
      1) Offer Fox millions (billions?) to buy the rights back
      2) Disney buys Fox for billions of dollars
      3) Wait until Fox willingly gives them up, like Fox did with the Daredevil rights

      Obviously #1 and #2 are highly unlikely, so #3 is all Disney can go on right now.

      I happen to be a big fan of the X-Men films (well, except X3 and Origins: Wolverine), so I’d like to see what else Fox can do with them. Frankly, we wouldn’t be seeing movies based on less-popular characters like Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Big Hero 6, or Dr. Strange if Disney had the rights to make Fantastic Four and/or X-Men instead.

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    Alan

    this movie will DOA and it’s not that the torch is black. It the whole cast that’s going to (doom doom doom) the whole movie. None of the people they have chosen could act their way out of a wet paper bag. and they are barely out of diapers. And I imagine the writers are probably of the same caliber. This movie is gonna be the biggest flop of all the super hero movie ever made. But they will try to make up for the lack by just having a lot of big explosions and blowing every thing up..Its literally gonna be a bomb of sh*t and its (doomed doomed doomed) hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Chris McKittrick

      Alan,

      I’ll definitely give Fantastic Four a chance, but the rumors that it will have little to do with the comics is not a great sign. That’s not to say that comic book movies that drift from the source material are universally bad (Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past movie is radically different from the comic, for example), but from what has been said it’s looking like Fantastic Four will be completely different.

      I do have to disagree with you on one point though — Toby Kebbell (who is playing Dr. Doom) is an awesome actor. He plays Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and if you check that out you’ll know he’s got what it takes to play Doom.

      Thanks for reading!

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    Logan Judy

    I get Marvel wanting to get Fantastic Four back given the mockery that it’s quickly looking like, but frankly, I’m confused by their doing this with X-Men. That franchise is enormously successful, bringing Disney/Marvel a lot of money in the process. And I can’t really see a cinematic universe that’s big enough to hold all of the current Marvel characters plus the X-Men. We’d either end up with a tiny cast in comparison to now, or it would just get ridiculous.

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      Chris McKittrick

      Hi Logan,

      That’s a great point about the Disney/Marvel universe not being big enough for the X-Men. Disney is only going to release (at most) 3 superhero movies a year, so if Disney did have the rights to X-Men it would mean less X-Men movies and less Avengers movies — and far less focus on the less popular characters.

      Thanks for reading!

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    cezar211091 .

    marvel wouldn’t exist as a movie studio without fox and sony,and now it’s showing its ugly greedy face.i have a feeling that this is more disney’s move

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      Chris McKittrick

      Well, Marvel/Disney are one in the same now, but I know what you mean. Disney is fiercely protective of its intellectual property. But yeah, Marvel Studios wouldn’t exist if Spider-Man (Sony) and X-Men (Fox) hadn’t paved the way with their movies, which makes this look all sorts of petty. I understand why Disney only wants to promote the Marvel characters it has full control over, but Marvel probably wouldn’t even exist today if the movie rights weren’t sold back in the 1990s.

      Thanks for reading!

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