ByChristian Meeder, writer at

If you're like me, you absolutely love the Fantastic 4! Whether it's the family theme, the 'fantastic' super powers, or Doctor Doom, you just can't get enough of Marvel's first family!

But unfortunately, we've gotten three Fantastic 4 films, and all three have disappointed us greatly. We all want one - just ONE - of the different film versions of the F4 to succeed.

Now, after the recent box office failure of F4, making a measly $26M, things have begun to change. You see, only a couple of months ago, there was a rumor that suggested that there would be an X-Men/Fantastic 4 crossover.

After hearing this, everyone went ballistic! They were now throwing ideas left and right: everyone wanted to see Wolverine and the other mutants battle Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, Human Torch, and Invisible Woman.

But it seems that idea has been shut down, clobbering all our hopes and dreams, as Simon Kinsberg and Hutch Parker, producers of the new Fantastic 4, put it:

They (F4 and X-Men) exist in parallel universes. The Fantastic Four live in a world without mutants, and the X-Men live in a world without the Fantastic Four.

And also:

Crossing them over would be challenging, but we would sure love to see all those actors together, like the way we had them on stage at (San Diego) Comic Con.

Unfortunately, we won't be seeing a crossover between these two Fox-owned teams - at least not anytime soon.

With that said, What will happen to the Fantastic 4 now?

Well, lucky for us, there are a couple of possibilities: The film rights to Fantastic 4 could, very possibly, go back to Marvel, or Fox could continue on with their already planned sequel for the Fantastic Four, which would be released June 27, 2017.

Which is more likely?

I, personally, believe that Fox Studios will continue with their plans to make a sequel. Fox is very stubborn when it comes to their properties, not even allowing the term "mutant" to show up in Marvel films. It is even heavily rumored that Fox had a part to play in Quicksilver's death in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron', because they had their own plans for Quicksilver. And who knows? Perhaps we could be pleasantly surprised if a sequel is released.

There is also proof as to why the rights will go back to Marvel, though. For one thing, the huge box office failure of Fantastic Four could convince Fox to give up. I mean, they've made four, not-so-fantastic Fantastic Four films: one from the 90s, the one from 2005, Rise of the Silver Surfer, and the recent one. This could be the factor that pushes Marvel's first family back to Papa Stan Lee!

But what do you think?

Will Fox give the rights back to Marvel, or will Fox make a Fantastic 4 sequel? Comment below and let your thoughts be known!


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