For a while now, the Marvel films have dominated the superhero film genre. Marvel sits on a throne of successes. Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers films and Deadpool have all blasted the box office. With Marvel’s shining portfolio, Sony Pictures finally allowed Spiderman into the MCU, to much critical acclaim. Courtesy of comicbookmovie.com, Matt Key, a producer on Kevin Smith’s Fatman on Batman podcast, talks about 20th Century Fox’s rumoured collaboration:
“I’ve heard from a few of my sources, my little birds, that Fox and Marvel have… kind of talked, but not really, but like there’s interest from Fox, like, ‘Ooh, y’know, what they did with Sony and Spider-Man is actually pretty cool, like, maybe…’ We’re years away from that ever possibly happening… but I think that’s what it would take… Fox joining hands with Marvel…”
With Fantastic Four flopping in the box office against the MCU’s big hits, it seems like there is no other choice for Fox but to embrace Marvel. We patient fans have yearned for the X-Men to turn up and help the Avengers out for years. Watching Prof. X taking Iron Man down would be a dream.
Not only this, but a deal between the two giants might also see the Fantastic Four franchise back into the hands of the people who know it better than anyone.
Perhaps this rumour is just that — but it’s certainly got us thinking. The Marvel Universe was a family — for a while now separated by film rights. The comic books had the whole ensemble featuring. Is it time for Fox to bring that family back together?