Before we get started I know this can't happen because Marvel Studios/Disney and Fox's rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four. I know that's for filming rights only, but Marvel won't even put these characters in comic books anymore. This goes to the cartoons and video games as well. The closest we've ever come is Wolverine and The Thing showing up in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Ultimate Spider-Man. What I want to talk about today is hypothetical. What would happen if our other favorite two teams joined the Disney XD-verse with Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and Guardians of the Galaxy? Pure awesomeness. I feel like they owe us that much, honestly. We'll never see crossovers like this on the big screen so at least let us live our fantasies in cartoons.
In Avengers Assemble, it doesn't exactly tie into the MCU, but MCU material is always in there. So I have this pic up here for that reason. Were a cartoon to be made, things like Johnny Storm's race change and the fact that they are all young af would be in the cartoon. If you remember back in '06 there was a cartoon with the F4.
I watched it back in 8th grade and loved it. I feel like they could do a better job with the Fantastic Four now. Really dive in with Dr. Doom, Skrulls, and Kang the Conqueror. Before I continue, Dr. Doom is a reoccurring villain for the Avengers in Avengers Assemble so we know the F4 exists. The Kree-Skrull War could be revamped since it was used in Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. I feel like this would be a very successful cartoon if you ask me. Adding Namor (King of Atlantis) would shake things up too since Attuma (Marvel's Black Manta) is in Avengers Assemble.
I'm not saying build the cartoon on a crossover. What I mean is, don't make the show dependent on a crossover with the Avengers. In Avengers Assemble the Guardians have made I think three appearances in two seasons. Yes crossovers are cool, but don't do it too much. Were this cartoon to happen, I don't think that would be a problem. Also with Disney XD, more risks can be taken with the Fantastic Four.
The X-Men are no strangers to the animation world. They've had at least five, some going back to the '90s. This would one would be the harder one to make because there have been so many before it. Avengers Assemble is taking a risk by veering from having Captain America as the leader of the Avengers. He'll call shots, but they have Iron Man as the leader. They tried that with the X-Men back in '08.
Cyclops is the leader of the X-Men in the comics, but it kinda worked for this cartoon. For this new one, I see Cyclops as the leader. They have a lot of cosmic adventures so they actually meet the Inhumans and Guardians. Adding adventures like this would be awesome! I would have the starting X-Men be: Cyclops, Storm, Rouge, Iceman, Wolverine, Colossus, Beast, Jean Gray and Kitty. Changes things up a bit. As far as a gigantic crossover goes, that would probably be better as an animated movie or as 4 episodes in Ultimate Spider-Man.
Adding these two shows would also mean that we would get an X-Men and Fantastic Four starter pack for Disney Infinity. Just like we got one for Ultimate Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy.