UPDATE: Those Rumors About Marvel Reportedly Having The Rights To ‘Fantastic Four’ Back Are False

10.15.15 4 years ago 28 Comments

UPDATE: Several sources are now reporting reporting this is news is premature at best and totally incorrect at worst.

Last night, we learned Marvel and Fox had somehow settled the television rights for the X-Men, giving Fox the go-ahead to make two X-Men TV series, Hellfire and Legion. So, what did Fox have to give Marvel to make such a huge deal happen? Tender foot rubs? Massive pile of coke? Happy endings all around? Well, according to Den of Geek, they only had to give back the film rights to The Fantastic Four, with the first film reportedly coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2020.

You may remember that there are three, so-far untitled films on Marvel’s schedule in five years’ time. We’re told that one of those films is a Fantastic Four movie. We don’t have an independent source to back this claim up, so we’ll have to treat it with a certain amount of caution for now. But given the reception Fantastic Four received earlier this summer, it makes sense that Fox would be receptive to the idea of a deal with Marvel, particularly if it meant wresting something as major and lucrative as the X-Men TV rights from Marvel’s grasp.

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