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– by Seth McDonald

Now that Marvel once again has use of one of their most popular characters in Spider-Man, they may be looking to regain some of their other estranged properties. The man behind Marvel, Stan Lee, recently spoke at Wizard World Nashville (via CBR), and he thinks the studio is working on regaining the rights to some of their other characters.

“Sooner or later, they’re going to get the rights back to all our characters. They’re working on it, and they’re still making X-Men movies and stuff. Don’t worry about it. You’ll get more Marvel superheroes than you’ll have time to look at in the next few years.”

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Some may argue that we already have more Marvel characters than we can handle, but I would not be one of them. While I am more of a fan of DC, theres no question which studio has shown better execution with their properties. I think it is in Marvel’s best interest to try and reacquire some of their characters, as they seem to simply handle the characters in a way that is more pleasing to fans. With the deal between Marvel and Sony being a mutually beneficial success, there is hope that Fox has taken notice and will be more inclined to make a similar deal with Marvel (at least for Fantastic Four). While Stan Lee sounds optimistic, the mind behind Marvel’s shared universe, Kevin Feige, believes these sort of deals are possible, but unlikely.

For the most part, Fox has done well with the X-Men, not so much with Fantastic Four, this would be a good place for Marvel to start. After the last attempt at Fantastic Four, fans will be incredibly apprehensive to give any new efforts a chance, unless the film is produced under the watchful eye of Kevin Feige and Marvel.

Would you like to see Marvel bring some of their estranged properties home? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: CBR

  • Kronx

    My hope is that they regain all of the rights to everything so we can have fewer shows and movies. I love Marvel, but it’s just too much at the moment.

    And I’d love to see the X-men and Fantastic Four involved in the MCU in other ways. I don’t know that I need a FF movie right now, but I’d love to see the characters pop up here and there. Thing v. Hulk. Spidey and Human Torch. Dr. Doom v. everybody. Uncanny Avengers. Lots of possibilities.

  • mikezippy

    If Spiderman can be shared I don’t see why FF wouldn’t be. But as the Cinematic Universe grows it runs into the problem the comics had. When you have too many comics people stop caring about the new stuff because they can only keep up with so much. I’m hoping Disney retires a bunch of characters after the Thanos thing because there is just too many of them.

  • Lenin1959

    They have to or their Marvel Movie Universe will stall and implode – they desperately need fresh blood, or the success will dwindle in 5 to 10 years.

  • jonathing

    they would be fools not to let them have fantastic four they could recoup on their past failures

  • M@rvel

    Having mutants in the MCU would undermine every other hero that gets their powers from tech, to me. It’s like, screw your mechanical wings, I was born with real wings! So mutants can stay at Fox. But Marvel should get everything else. Fantastic Four is a must. I want Namor too. And a proper Ghost Rider movie!!! I know Marvel already got the rights to Ghost Rider back, but the tv version isn’t doing it for me. Ghost Rider is such an awesome character!! He needs to be realized to his fullest potential.

  • SeanDon

    There’s honestly getting to be too much comic based content out there already. And most of it is beginning to look very boilerplate with just a new hero playing “Main Character 1”. Unless it’s a new take, i.e. an espionage movie (as little desire as I have for a Black Widow movie, that could be one) or a true anti-hero movie (Punisher netflix series) I think people are going to get a little bored of the movies going forward (Transformers anyone?).

    How much Marvel is willing to break from the standard movies they’ve been making to me determines how successful comic movies going forward will be. Note: To their credit, Guardians, new Thor, Black Panther are at least different than the standard ones they’ve been pumping out. Probably why Captain Marvel takes place in the 90s; a way to shake things up and create some fun nostalgia to appear different.

  • J’Accuse

    What about Sub-Mariner? Universal hasn’t any interest in that character at all. And after Aquaman…no one will want him.

  • Moby85

    Fox has had uneven success with X-Men but with notable exceptions most of the X-men stuff hasn’t been a disaster. Even though I thought X-Men 3 was Ok when everyone else hated it. And they DID kinda kick the whole modern superhero movement off with their original X-Men.

    Fantastic 4 should come home. It doesn’t make financial sense for Fox to hold on to that property. They’ve botched it so bad any film with it anytime soon would hold a large stigma. Otherwise what does Marvel want? Deadpool’s not moving and they for all intents and purposes have Spidey back.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Saw the original article a couple of days ago. it’s more like wishful thinking from Stan saying that it eventually has to happen.
    there are currently not plans on the table to acquire or merge the properties.

  • Brafdorf

    separation is good for the movies honestly.

    MCU has their feel, Fox has their own. Marvel is already over saturated and FOX allows for something different to mix it up

  • syambo87

    i feel sorry for the average movie goer… We’re now living in the world of the Comic Book Reader Dream.. every Comic Book Reader dreams of having their favorite comic book hero go from Page to Screen… how many non comic book heroes actually want that?

    its only the comic book reader who aren’t satisfied with Marvels first Family of Heroes the Fantastic Four.. but most comic book readers and kids and parents actually enjoyed the first 2 movies… they were cheap and cheezy and all teenage boys then had a crush on JEssica Alba… and she had an almost nude seen… a fan service of sorts?

    but it didnt do justice to what the comics were… Dr. Doom was Meh… taking the Popular THEN star of Nip Tuck… it did well for its time you know… with a sequel introducing the Silver Surfer… in terms of Fan Service.. it was nice… but Disappointing… WHY?… cause Galactus was a cloud and not a Giant Planet Eating Man… for non comic book readers… look at that awful space phenomenon thats pretty logical… comic book fans would be… THATS NOT GALACTUS!!!

    i could go on…

    what i’m saying is…. not everyone is a comic book reader and not every non comic book reader is going to enjoy the Volume of Comic Book Movies that are being Released…

    if so many studios had comic book properties and every studio released 1 comic book movie a year.. yeah… i’d start picking which movies i’d go see based on director acting talent and studios…

    the only thing Marvel Does Best is to Make the Movies Based on the Comic… like Ego the Living Planet… they pulled that off so well…