If you were hoping that the Fantastic Four would make the crossover into Marvel’s multi billion dollar Cinematic Universe then I’m afraid you could be waiting a very long time still.
Speaking recently about their MCU, Marvel’s leader Kevin Feige confirmed that there were no plans to integrate the talented foursome amongst the likes of Iron Man, Hulk and Thor, despite strong calls from fans to do just that.
To be honest the news doesn’t come as that much of a surprise considering the rights to Fantastic Four are curently held by Twentieth Century Fox – however the biggest reason must come down to the recent reboot failure.
Fox, who also own the movie rights to Marvel’s X-Men, have had a horiffic time of late trying to get the Fantastic Four established on the big screen. Tim Story’s two films failed to ignite any solidity with critics and moviegoers, but the biggest failure comes with the latest reboot attempt, Fantastic Four, starring Miles Teller and Kate Mara.
The movie bombed spectacularly at the global box office, losing Fox over $100 million and finding itself unanimously panned by every major critic in Hollywood – something that severely hurt the franchises future for the foreseeable future.
There may be some light at the end of the tunel for fans of the Fantastic Four – with Marvel recently teaming up with Sony to deliver a brand new and much hyped Spider-Man franchise, Fox could be persuaded to also hand over creative control to Hollywood’s newest studio.