Kevin Feige: Still No Plans For Fantastic Four In The MCU

Fantastic Four MCU

Since Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios made the deal to have Spider-Man enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have been hoping to see a similar deal happen between Marvel and 20th Century Fox for the X-Men and Fantastic Four. The X-Men franchises have been going strong since X-Men: Days of Future Past, but that hasn’t been the case for the Fantastic Four.

Fox attempted to reboot the franchise in 2015 with Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four which ended up being both a critical and box office bomb. Supposedly the studio is still planning on doing something with the superhero group, but it has been quiet on that front for a while now.

Kevin Feige, who is the president of Marvel Studios, was recently asked by AlloCiné about any potential plans on having the Fantastic Four join the MCU. Unfortunately, Feige explained that there are no discussions with Fox and Marvel right now to have the group show up and fight with the Avengers.

“[We have] no plans with the Fantastic Four right now. No discussions about it.”

Hopefully we will know sooner rather than later what Fox is planning on doing with the franchise. Maybe the two studios will at some point come together to make a deal, but only time will tell.

What do you think Fox should do with the Fantastic Four? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: AlloCiné

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  • Scott Whalen

    Fox has 5 years, 1 month, and 21 days to release a new FF movie.

    • KungFuCthulhu

      They also have time to keep making surefire hit Deadpool movies with the same resources that could go toward making another Fantastic Four reboot that nobody asked for. They’re not in a hurry to make a new one, nor are there any real plans for them to actually keep the rights away from Marvel because the demand for another one is is so low.

  • Nando

    they’ll never come back to Marvel hahahaha

  • Simon KInberg at Fox has said that he loves the FF reboot cast and wants to make a brighter toned sequel using them. I don’t think it is out the question. Kinberg got his way in having the X-Men reboot cast return to make the Dark Phoenix saga (whatever they’ll be calling it), versus rebooting the franchise entirely with new actors. If the first of his Dark Phoenix films (presumably a trilogy) is a success, he may well get his wish with a FF sequel using the same cast.

    I actually agree with him. I really liked the reboot cast, and the use of an adaptation of the Ultimate series from the comics. The real problem was the mess that the studio evidently made of the third act of the film when they reportedly stepped in for reasons we know not why. But the first 2/3 of 2015’s FF was actually pretty good, imo–I liked it a lot, actually.

  • PQG 1991

    Well that’s a shame, the fantastic four are a good team of Superheroes in the marvel universe and I like their comics, I didn’t think the first two movies that bad but they weren’t good either and I would like to see them interact with the rest of Marvel superheroes in the big screen. That being said I understand that regaining the X-men franchise’s rights would be more of a priority and that if the old human torch and the actual Captain America ever met it would confusing for both parties

  • DaveACIM

    they should sell it back to Marvel–the FF are really. along with Spidey and Cap, the soul of the MCU–arguably the greatest runs in comic history are the FF in the mid 60’s and Spidey at the same time. Why cant anyone get this right? The magic of the Kirby universe has still to be captured on film, and it would be great to see it—think of this –they have the best bad guy (George Lucas even designed Darth Vader after Dr Doom) , the best source material, and even the entire new Marvel universe is meant to be created by Reed Richards — but the films have STUNK. Only the Incredibles ( hey, how about getting Brad Bird to direct the FF? ) has come anywhere near close to capturing the FF spirit, but it still nothing has caught the Kirby vibe (even though the whole DCU is gearing up for Darksied). Marvel might be able to pull it off, and it would be great to see the FF done well–can always hope!