“Fantastic Four” Movie Rights Are Back With Disney/Marvel; Deal Includes “Dr. Doom”, “Silver Surfer” & “Galactus”; New Film In 2020

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Although this has not been officially announced by FOX, Marvel or Disney it does seem that this could be a great day, make that a FANTASTIC day! After years of being at FOX, the first family of comics is finally coming home to Marvel! According to Den Of Geek, Marvel has made a deal with Fox to secure the rights of the “Fantastic Four” movie franchise. The deal would include classic characters such as “Dr. Doom”, “Silver Surfer” and “Galactus”. The first movie is expected to come out in 2020. What definitely was instrumental to the return of the “Fantastic Four” from Marvel was the disastrous box office return from the recent “Fantastic Four” reboot that Fox released this summer in theaters. Also Fox was looking to bring the “X-Men” to TV but they needed Marvel to sign off on the deal and that deal seems to be going through too. It appears that is now part of the deal and Fox will be bringing the “X-Men” series, “Hellfire” and “Legion” to television.

From Den Of Geek:

According to our source, Fox were given the TV rights for X-Men in exchange for Fantastic Four. The deal’s been in the works for some time we’re told. Further, the timing of Marvel’s recent announcement of its movie slate leading up to the year 2020 and the X-Men TV series is no coincidence.

Again, still no official confirmation from the studios involved but it appears that all of the peaces are fitting together.

  • The Fantastic Four reboot was universally panned by most critics and movie goers.
  • FOX announced a few months ago that they want to bring the “X-Men” to television in some form but cant do it with out Marvel’s authorization.
  • Marvel announced recently at the New York Comic Con, that they are adding 3 unnamed Marvel movies to the Marvel Cinematic Universe slate in 2020.

Source: Den Of Geek


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