Whither the Fantastic Four?

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson wants to integrate the Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  (pause) …You know what I’m going to say about that, right?  Yup: “And I want a pony.”

It’s starkly incomprehensible why Fox can’t make a watchable F4 movie. It’s not the superheroes in question: they’ve got a good interpersonal dynamic and absolutely top-file villains to fight. Doctor Doom alone would be a stellar addition to the MCU’s bad-guy roster, and God knows that the MCU needs more good villains not named Loki. But you can’t really do Doom without Reed Richards, and the MCU can’t get Reed Richards without Fox’s permission, and Fox won’t give that permission and apparently can’t do the job right on its own.

I’m starting to think that the only real solution here is to have Marvel and/or Disney invade Fox, conquer it, and annex outright the F4 and X-Men properties…

6 thoughts on “Whither the Fantastic Four?”

  1. A cat offers a doomsday scenario.
    The Empire of the Mouse, flush with Jedi-dollars, buys *both*.

  2. Two withered franchises in a row was enough for Sony(?) to give up Spiderman. Goodness knows F4 hasn’t even done *that* well.
    X-men balances somewhat, but won’t do nearly as well with Jackman retiring so it’s prime time to cut those losses too.
    We can dream.

  3. (Just imagining if Fox goes the Sony route and reaches An Understanding of Some Sort with Marvel and does crossovers (Sony’s X-Menverse ALREADY has multiple timelines)…”Avengers vs X-Men” would make 2021 (or whenever) the new Year Zero for nerd-dom)

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