The biggest business deal in the movie world and the one that has fans interested for once in corporate affairs is the impending Disney takeover of Fox. Probably the only reason we are so interested in this gargantuan deal is the fact that Fox currently holds the rights to several of Marvel’s most popular characters, those being The Fantastic Four and the X-Men including all the offshoots that spawn from these properties.
Marvel Studios top man Kevin Feige has already said he awaits the phone call to tell him the deal has finalized and at that point, he can start planning if and when these characters may come to the MCU. Though since the deal looks very likely to go through as planned within the next month or so, I am sure Feige already has an eye on what to do with these new characters in the movie universe. But what about his TV counterpart Jeph Loeb, surely this could also have a knock-on effect eventually to where Marvel TV takes things?
ComicBook.Com recently caught up with Loeb at the TCA’s and asked him about any plans for the impending takeover and it seems like Loeb is waiting like the rest of us to see what the movies will do first.
“I have to wait for them to be resolved and I’m not trying … You know me well enough to know that I usually go that’s classified or any. We are literally waiting for two multi-billion dollar corporations to figure out how they’re going to merge. And when that happens then they’ll be a decision made as to where these characters land and what happens with them and that kind of thing. But, for right now it’s a very exciting time because it’s happening, like you know the thought that the X-Men and the Fantastic Four are coming home, in whatever format that turns out to be, is extraordinary you know. And I can’t wait to see what the movie division does. I can’t wait to see what we do. I can’t wait to see what the gaming division. Like it’s always been out there somewhere close by. But, you know now it’s all gonna be under one roof. And so it’s just from a fan’s point of view, it’s extraordinary.”
I agree with Loeb that it’s all very exciting and could be the thing to breathe new life into the MCU for the next 10 years or more. It’s also completely understandable and expected that the movie side should get to decide what characters and what scenarios they are using first. After all, it’s the movies that drive the interest in this franchise and from a TV point of view, it’s about taking the characters not being used in the movies and doing interesting projects with them.
Which will be the first Fox property to get a movie or appear in the MCU, what characters would work well in a TV format? Spill your thoughts into our comments section below.
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