ByJohn Martin Maund, writer at Creators.co
I'm John. I am 19 years old, study at Liberty University and seek to add creative discussion to movie and television adaptations of comic bo
John Martin Maund

Good afternoon fair people of the world, today I would like to raise and discuss a new issue concerning the Fantastic Four. While it has indeed been addressed and talked about; it seems as if the controversy surrounding The Fantastic Four and MCU is a bit underplayed. With this being said, I would like to intentionally, yet tastefully "stir the pot". So let us begin.

(Flame On)
(Flame On)

Ok, so specifically I would like to express that while this Fantastic Four reboot is a noble cause and seemingly good idea, it appears that the execution of this film could lead to serious disappointment. There are a number of things to consider here: the race change of Johnny Storm, the origin story of Sue and Johnny Storm, the origin story of Doctor Doom, and a number of other creative liberties being taken with the suits and things of that nature.

(Image from "Fantastic Four" trailer)
(Image from "Fantastic Four" trailer)

These are things that have all already been addressed and talked about with great length and excess; so now I would like to raise a new concern or possibility. Or rather, wishful thinking. As you all know Captain America: Civil War is set to debut in 2016. Now in this story arc there is an incredible piece of the puzzle that the MCU lacks; what is that piece you ask? The Fantastic Four. Reed Richards in particular, just to be a bit more narrow.

(Tell us why you matter Mr. Richards)
(Tell us why you matter Mr. Richards)

In Civil War, Mr. Fantastic resides in a substantial role just under that of Tony Stark. Now for those of you who do not know about the events that take place in Civil War, I will now be getting into some potential *SPOILERS* so consider yourself warned. In this story Mr. Fantastic collaborates heavily with Tony Stark in the creation of an alternate reality prison in which the heroes in refusal of the superhero registration act are placed once they are captured and secured. Mr. Fantastic adds immense confrontation and even loses Sue, his wife because of his decisions. Ultimately he realizes the brutality of what this act has caused and mourns over his friends who have passed and lives with the guilt of his actions as his life progresses forward.

("Doctor")
("Doctor")

Why does this matter John? Well that seems to be the issue, friend. Marvel are experts at utilizing their resources and retelling the classic comic story arcs and because of this the Fantastic Four very well may not be needed. However, each of them play a role in this wonderful tale and truly deserve to be present in light of recent choices made by Fox. Now in most peoples, not everyone, but most people's opinion; Marvel reigns supreme in the Comic Book adaptation realm of movies. So much like Sony with Spider-Man, I believe a deal should be struck to include these characters in the MCU in order to stick to the story as much as possible. BUT, alas, this is not my decision to make. What do YOU think should happen? Will Fox make a quality Fantastic Four Film? Or should they make a deal with the incredible folks over at Marvel? Sound off below!

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