I told you all back in JANUARY: “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.” And, do you know what happened? I WAS RIGHT. It’s looking like a done deal (Via Allahpundit): Marvel/Disney is going to acquire 20th Century Fox as soon as the lawyers finish doing… whatever it is that they do.
And after that, geez, Marvel/Disney gets the one thing that they needed to keep the MCU interesting for the next ten years: new superheroes and villains that aren’t derivative of the original ones. They’re not going to have to scrape the bottom of the barrel; in fact, they already have. Marvel did the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Freaking-Man because the Fantastic Four and the X-Men had already been sold. Funny how that worked out, huh?