After Sony cut a deal with Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man into the MCU, fans have been holding out hopes Fox might be open to something similar with the Fantastic Four. Kevin Feige has now chimed in, and those hoping for a super-secret announcement are likely out of luck.
There have been a spate of rumors and conspiracy theories claiming a backroom deal could be in the works (especially in the wake of the studio’s disastrous Fantastic Four reboot a couple of years ago). Feige made it clear there is nothing in the works, so don’t expect a surprise announcement to blow the roof off at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend (at least nothing related to the Fantastic Four, anyway).
Here’s an excerpt from his comments to Yahoo! Movies:
“I’ve been at Marvel for 17 years. There are certainly no plans whatsoever for that. But too many amazing things have happened over the past 17 years for me ever say never. But for now, nothing … There’s a chance that aliens could come down from the sky right now. And we’ll use them in the movie in to save money on visual effects.”
Fox is reportedly kicking around ideas for a family-friendly Fantastic Four movie focused on Franklin and Valeria Richards (the children of Reed and Sue Richards), which sounds like an interesting idea — and there’s always the option to roll the FF into Fox’s successful X-Men franchise. Though you’d have to think just cutting a deal with Marvel would make a whole lot more money for everyone, right?
What do you think? Will we ever see the FF in the MCU?
(Via Yahoo! Movies)