The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox was met with understandably mixed feelings, with the prospect of seeing the X-Men and Fantastic Four join the Marvel Cinematic Universe being one of the more exciting elements of the landmark deal. Now, Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee – co-creator of the aforementioned superhero teams – has weighed in on the game-changing deal in an interview with Newsarama.
Stan Lee stated that he believed the announcement was a “great piece of news,” expressing his excitement over the prospect of seeing the X-Men and Fantastic Four return to the Marvel family:
“A truly great piece of news! Now characters such as the X-Men and the Fantastic Four can come home to the place where they belong. It’s vitally important to have the Marvel characters under one roof. And now, as great as they were before, I can’t wait to see the wonders that will unfold!”
Earlier this year, Stan Lee had predicted that Marvel would regain the film rights to both the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Of course, news of the deal has also put the future slate of X-Men films in question.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more news on the Disney-Fox deal and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it develops!
7 Ways The Marvel Cinematic Universe Can Improve
Marvel Studios has changed the way that superhero films are being structured and looked upon. They have created a series of incredibly successful films under their umbrella and moved into television with several great shows (especially over on Netflix), making them a force to be reckoned with. However, Marvel has kind of become a little too comfortable when it comes to things like taking risks.
While Marvel’s films still get great reviews and are really entertaining for the most part, they also feel like safe bets. The Marvel Cinematic Universe films don’t really feel separate and there are things the studio can do to improve upon their already-winning formula. There are many things they can reach for and it’s a great time to look at these things as we move towards the release of Thor: Ragnarok, as well as next year’s Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Here are 7 ways the Marvel Cinematic Universe can improve. Click Next to continue.