Last year’s Fantastic Four reboot has quickly become infamous for being one of the biggest box office flops of all time – losing an estimated $100 million and generating less than favourable reviews (IMDb score stands at 4.6/10).
But there’s good news for fans of the franchise – Twentieth Century Fox, who own the rights to the Fantastic Four and X-Men, have struck up a partnership deal with Marvel Studios, similar to the one Sony recently entered into when it handed over creative control of the Spider-Man reboot to Marvel, who sold the rights back in 1996 after finding themselves in financial crisis.
Whether the new partnership will spawn a rebooted film franchise is yet to be elaborated on, but there is news that 20th Century Fox television has also joined forces with Marvel‘s every growing TV department to bring a brand-new X-Men series inspired by Bryan Singer‘s recent ‘First Class’ trilogy.
Superhero TV shows have seen a massive boom in popularity in recent years with DC Comics and Marvel ruling much of the airwaves with popular shows including Daredevil, Arrow, Gotham and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to name just a few.
Fox have spoken publically of their excitement in collaborating with Marvel and hope to get projects under way immediately as they look to claw back their holding on the global box office.