So, everyone already knows that Disney is now the proud owner of the Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe franchises, along with their own vault of Disney and Pixar animation and live-action creations. And, you probably knew that Sony had the rights to Spider-Man, which they decided to share with Marvel Studios for what I’m sure was a lucrative deal (I enjoyed Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, but I haven’t watched Spider-Man: Homecoming yet, but I will). Until this current deal, the X-Men, Deadpool and Fantastic Four franchises were controlled by Fox.
I think this deal means that both the X-Men and the Fantastic Four can finally be incorporated into the MCU. This is a red letter day for superhero nerds everywhere.
Many people seem excited about the X-Men finally able to fight alongside the Avengers. I am as well, but I think there have been some decent movies in the X-Men franchise already. And the mega-hit Deadpool is something that stands apart from everything else, just as it should.
No, what really excites me is the prospect of finally seeing a Fantastic Four movie done the way it should be done. I’m thinking a huge movie, not a retelling of the origin story. Maybe one with Galactus as the main threat, with or without the Silver Surfer, and with the Galactus we know from the comic books, not some amorphous cloud. And the MCU’s roster of heroes could be called upon to help battle the threat during the climactic scenes. Yeah, that’s the ticket. A suitably cosmic story, with some of the other Marvel heroes as special guest-stars.
The script pretty much writes itself, and I would shell out the money to see it in the theater.
So, to recap: Yay, X-men and Deadpool! But, especially, Yay, Fantastic Four.
FF Fan Forever (now give me a decent movie)