Marvel Comics - Fox Marvel Characters in the MCU

Before the end of 2017, a huge deal in the entertainment industry was announced with Disney acquiring 21st Century Fox, which meant the House of Mouse would own 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, the FX and National Geographic channels, Fox’s regional sports networks, and a majority ownership of Hulu. The details of this purchase are still being worked out, but there was one result from this deal that had comic book movie fans buzzing, and that was the expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Disney purchasing 20th Century Fox meant that Marvel Studios would again be in control of the rights to X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool, characters from Marvel Comics who were previously off limits from being in the MCU. This has fans fantasizing about when and how we’ll see some of these characters introduced to the MCU, but according to head honcho Kevin Feige, they shouldn’t be expecting those characters to meet up with any of The Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy until after 2019. Read More »

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Is there any chance that Yondu will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Which villain is John Cena going to voice in Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? How much could Black Panther make in its opening weekend? What do the prison stripes on the Guardians of the Galaxy‘s prison jumpsuits mean? Want to see The Dark Knight in theaters again next month? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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What is Marvel’s first big comic event of 2018? What does Stan Lee think of the recent Disney/Fox deal? Has the title for Deadpool 2 been revealed? Want to get a first look at Hawk and Dove in the live-action Titans series? Are there three villains in Aquaman or not? When is Wentworth Miller shooting his last episode as Captain Cold?  All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

fantastic four rights

Put away your Fantastic Four and Avengers figurines, and roll up your shirt sleeves: We’re going to talk movie rights. One of the biggest deals in the superhero movie landscape could soon take place and it has vast implications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and beyond.

Disney and 21st Century Fox are finalizing a deal that would see the House of Mouse acquiring the rights to all of Fox’s movie and TV divisions. This ostensibly means that Fox’s superhero franchises like X-Men and Fantastic Four could be folded into Disney’s Marvel Studios — though there are plenty of other chilling implications outside of superhero movies. But while the X-Men movie rights are wholly under the jurisdiction of 20th Century Fox, Fantastic Four is another matter. In fact, because of Fantastic Four‘s long and troubled history with its movie rights, the foursome could be excluded from the Disney-Fox deal altogether.

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How can we find out what happened between the fifth and sixth seasons of Arrow? How are the ratings for Inhumans in the show’s second week? Who will be the voices behind the upcoming Teen Titans Go! movie? When will Batman: The Animated Series arrive on Blu-ray? Is Jesse Eisenberg in Justice League or not?  All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Fantastic Four reboot

Back in June, it was rumored a more kid-friendly Fantastic Four was in the works after audiences didn’t flock to see 20th Century Fox’s bleak take on the property. After the rocky experiencing making Josh Trank’s butchered comic book movie, the studio wanted to go in an entirely different direction inspired by Pixar’s The Incredibles. A new rumor from the same source says 20th Century Fox is basing the new reboot off Mark Millar and artist Curtis Tieg‘s unpublished children’s book, Kindergarten Heroes.

Below, learn more about the potential Fantastic Four reboot.

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Did you know there was a Spider-Man 2 deleted scene where J. Jonah Jameson put on the Spidey suit? Will we ever see a crossover between Marvel Comics and DC Comics again? What will The Joker‘s real name be in Batman: White Knight? Which iconic 1980s vehicle will be appearing in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow this season? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

marvel canceled fantastic four

With a box office bomb and a canceled comic book series, Fantastic Four has a less-than-fantastic future ahead of it. But the only thing that could have sabotaged the fate of Marvel’s first family is a lack of audience interest, according to Marvel. Right?

Wrong, says Fantastic Four comic book writer Jonathan Hickman. Hickman is lauded comic book writer whose work at Marvel includes titles such as S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers, and Secret Wars, but he is probably most known by superhero fans for bringing the Fantastic Four into the modern era with his 2009 run. But the Fantastic Four comics were suddenly canceled in 2014, leading to a wave of rumors that Marvel Studio’s inability to reclaim film rights from 20th Century Fox led to the comic book’s demise. And Hickman says those rumors were correct.

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