Unsurprisingly, word spread fast about the possibility of Fox handing the rights to the Fantastic Four over to Marvel. Exciting right? Despite the reboot's horrid reviews, I personally thought that Fantastic Four was a movie with great potential, that fell short because of its poor execution. Would I like to see a sequel, pushing the actors from the reboot into the MCU? Sure! But by the looks of it, another reboot seems more likely.
You know about the new television deal between Marvel and Fox? Well, Marvel Studios, owned by Disney, has given Fox access to properties of Legion and Hellfire club, putting two series into development. So what, right? Don't brush this info off just yet! According to Cinema Blend, this deal came with a special price. Here's what they had to say:
Let’s take this new rumor with a grain of salt for the time being until we can get more concrete information, but it certainly makes sense. The folks from Den of Geek are reporting that, in order for Fox to have these X-Men shows, they had to give Fantastic Four back to Marvel. That means Reed Richards, Johnny Storm, Sue Storm, and Ben Grimm will feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe of Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Den of Geek also stipulates that the first Fantastic Four film is likely due out in 2020.
Fans would be quite disappointed with the studios if we were to see yet another Fantastic Four reboot. But I think some would be more than willing to accept a reboot, if it meant the FF being apart of the MCU.Cinema Blend
went on to say:
And, whaddya know, Marvel recently announced three untitled superhero movies to be released on May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and November 6, 2020. Coincidence? It could be, but the time frame of these announcements makes sense, and the rumor also states that this deal between Marvel and Fox has been in the works for a long time.
After an update, Cinema Blend stated that after reaching out to Fox, they were told by the studio that there is no deal in place for Fantastic Four to head to Marvel at this time. But if Marvel and Fox can come to terms on bringing Spider-Man into his rightful universe, who's to say they can't do the same for the Fantastic Four, Marvel's first superhero team?
Now let's say Marvel and Fox wanted to do the right thing, and make a deal that resulted in the Fantastic Four sharing the screen with Cap, Iron Man, and the rest of the gang. What would that look like? Imagine how cool it would be to see Doom wield the power of the Beyonder, or see the Thing face off against the Hulk! Let's take a gander at a few of the endless possibilities that could come from Fantastic Four making their way into the MCU.
1. Science Bros 2.0
The bromance between the flamboyant Tony Stark and the introverted Bruce Banner has gained a lot of popularity after The Avengers, leaving fans with a longing to see more and more of the two 'do science'. If the FF were to crash the party, we'd see an abundance of mind blowing experimentation. Reed Richards and Tony Stark have got two of the greatest minds in the Marvel Universe, and they have yet to merge on the silver screen. If they were to combine, the rest of the heroes would look on, as the two geniuses would ramble on about things unheard of.
2. Hot-Head Meets Web-Head
Nothing like a good 'ol love hate relationship, am I right? Spidey and the Human Torch have such a fun and hilarious friendship, one that shouldn't be kept from the big screen. The two share similar personalities; they're both young heroes who are often underestimated, and they throw shots at each other like a married couple. Not only would their team oriented action sequences blow us away, but could you imagine the banter between these two?
3. Doom Becoming A God
Despite being the only man in the universe known for having a bigger ego than Kanye West, Dr. Doom is a pretty cool dude (Let's move past the fact that he's a power hungry, homicidal maniac). He's extremely persistent, extremely powerful, and has an intellect that can match that of Reed Richards. The guy is a force to be reckoned with, whether we like it or not. Bringing him into the MCU could be a dream come true. Seeing him obtain godly powers, shrugging off the mightiest of heroes with just a flick of the wrist would be a sight to see! The Fantastic Four reboot fell short when it came to making Dr. Doom a respectable threat. I imagine that if the FF were to be handed over to Marvel, they would do much bigger and much better things with one of the most powerful villains of all time.
4. The Hulk vs The Thing
These two behemoths have a complicated relationship. The dialogue in the image above, is what I would imagine it would be like on the big screen! I'd say that out of all of the heroes in the Marvel Universe, these two have fought the most. As a kid, I more than enjoyed the encounters these two had in the animated Fantastic Four TV Series from 1994. Who wouldn't want to see these guys bump heads on the big screen?! How and why these heavy hitters would fight could be for any given reason, big or small.
5. All-Star Team Up
The Fantastic Four teaming up with the Avengers is the obvious possibility if the FF were to be thrown into the MCU. This is something that a lot of us have been waiting for since day one. Marvel's first team of superheroes teaming up with Earth's mightiest. All of the different personalities, and unique abilities blended into one would make for one heck of a show, would it not?
For decades, Marvel Comics has been building a vast and extraordinary universe. We've been blessed with the opportunity to see that universe brought to life before our very eyes on the big screen. It's only right for Marvel to add their biggest properties to their successful and growing Cinematic Universe. Maybe someday, Marvel and Fox will make our little dreams come true.
(Source: Cinema Blend)