Fox Denies Rumours Of ‘The Fantastic Four’ Returning To Marvel | Film News
The internet moves pretty fast. Since you went to work this morning, film news sites have swelled with rumours that the Fantastic Four franchise will be moving back to Marvel studios. Well, as it turns out it isn’t; Collider is reporting that 20th Century Fox will not be giving back the rights anytime soon. The rumours were based upon news that Fox will be developing two new series based upon Bryan Singer‘s X-Men series of films, and to fulfill this goal they would be willing to trade their entitlement to the Fantastic Four for the X-Men TV rights.
Unfortunately for rumour-mongers Fox already own the television rights and the trade was pure fallacy. But with Spider-Man returning the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a 2017 reboot, and Marvel Entertainment riding high after becoming a Disney subsidiary, could it be time for comic-books’ first family to come home?
20th Century Fox’s most recent attempt to give the Fantastic Four cultural relevancy ended in commercial and critical disaster. The Josh Trank helmed project lined up big talent, including Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell; however through poor scripting and unsettling tonal shifts, the film failed to excite and performed badly at the box-office.
Since its release, Marvel has rebooted its comic universe, failing to take up the Fantastic Four title again. In a move that has widely been seen as an attempt to disconnect from the franchise, filling the hole with another cinematically adaptable title, the Richards family have been split up amongst other well known comic series. As for now the future of the Fantastic Four is uncertain; Fox has discussed a potential sequel, however with most of the film’s cast openly disparaging of the previous project, it may be a long while before they’re back in action.
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