Apr
23
2018

Kevin Feige: Naaaah, no Fantastic Four in the MCU any time soon. Nope. Unh-uhh.

Not a chance of it happening.  Swamp gas reflecting off of Venus.  Fer sure. Kevin Feige is absolutely saying that:

“No, because any of that deal would take a while to get going and years from whenever and if ever it happens. So, certainly it won’t impact the five movies we’ve announced, and it probably wouldn’t impact anything for a handful of years after that. Because really, we’re not thinking about that. We’re thinking of delivering on what we promised. Any movie, especially for any characters we don’t have the rights to yet until someone tells us we do, would be even further after that.”

Just like Avi Arad was pooh-poohing any thought of Spider-Man playing second fiddle in the MCU:

“But if we want to do that, the crossovers, it has to be a story that is absolutely centered on Spider-Man. We cannot be second banana to anything out there.”

while Sony was negotiating doing precisely that.

My point here is — well, it’s that you can’t really call what a movie producer does when he’s moving his lips ‘lying.’  I mean, sure, technically it is — yet, somehow, it’s not. They are absolutely talking about how to get the Fantastic Four into the MCU at this very moment, and the second the ink’s signed it’s going to go into high gear. “Phases” or not. Those ‘phases’ are blank spots on a spreadsheet, somewhere; and if Marvel/Disney can instead put in things like ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Namor,’ or ‘DOOM,’ they will.

Seriously. Look, I want to see the Ms. Marvel movie, and Black Panther sequels, and a Black Widow standalone spy thriller, sure. But a Fantastic Four movie that doesn’t suck?  The sound that you’re hearing is my enthusiasm meter going back up. And that meter sounds like MONEY. Seriously.  It’s like, coins rattling down a pipe.

8 Comments

  • jeboyle says:

    I’m on the verge of putting the idea of a Fantastic Four movie that doesn’t suck in the same category as unicorns and the Tooth Fairy, but…but dang, wouldn’t it be nice if they could?

    Nah, that’ll never happen.

  • nicklevi86 says:

    Unpopular opinion: I enjoyed the first Fantastic Four. Granted the second and the “reboot”….exist…question-mark? But the first was enjoyable,if not great. But then, I’m also the pleb who didn’t hate Green Lantern.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      The way they did those first two movies, I was left with the wish that they had turned the concept into a TV series. It’d have worked a lot better. I haven’t seen the reboot, because I was warned off it.

    • Finrod says:

      I liked the first two Fantastic Four movies, even though Jessica Alba didn’t really bring much to her character besides a pretty face.

      I’ve avoided the reboot. I skipped the Spider-Man reboot too.

  • jeboyle says:

    A TV series could have worked.

  • Belcatar says:

    The problem with the Fantastic Four is that there are four of them. What they should do is make it five, but still call it the Fantastic Four, just like there are Three Musketeers if you don’t count D’Artagnan. And if you noticed, most Three Musketeers movies suck, because there are four of them.

    So if they had the Fantastic Four and another guy, like maybe Iron Fist or Luke Cage or maybe Silver Surfer, there would be five, and then the movie would be good. Or at least it would have a chance, as long as they posted armed guards outside to keep Michael Bay a reasonable distance from the set.

  • Finrod says:

    Hunh. Apparently Silver Surfer is in Infinity War, at least according to wikipedia.

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