After last year's superhero disaster "Fantastic Four," fans have been hoping that Fox will revert the rights of the franchise to Marvel Studios so that the iconic Marvel superhero team can also join Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the Avengers.
However, the screenwriter and producer of the movie, Simon Kinberg, has hinted that Fox might actually have some major plans for the future of the franchise. As reported by Comic Book, in a podcast interview supporting "X-Men: Apocalypse," Kinberg said that possibilities of a sequel with the same cast are still intact and that they will hopefully soon move forward with the production.
Here is Kinberg's full interview:
As earlier reported by Cinema Blend, Marvel Studios has retained the movie rights to most of their characters. However, Fox has still got the rights to several of Marvel's characters, most noticeably, DeadPool, Wolverine, X-Men and Fantastic Four.
MCU is indeed doing a great job with its movies as almost all the movies of the franchise, including its latest instalment, "Captain America: Civil War," have been successful, both on the box office and among the fans and critics. Hence, when "Fantastic Four" toppled miserably last year, fans were eager to find out whether the franchise will return to its home or not.
Though Kinberg's latest statement has made it clear that Fantastic Four will remain with Fox, fans shouldn't be disappointed much as the screenwriter is confident that the studio will do justice to the sequel.
Fox's upcoming venture with Marvel's characters includes "Deadpool 2" and "Gambit." Most recently, it came out with the third movie in the X-Men prequel trilogy, titled "X-Men: Apocalypse."
Though there has been no official confirmation, it seems that Fox was encouraged by the positive response that "Deadpool" received and hence, decided to move further with the Fantastic Four sequel. Whether the movie will materialise soon or not, will be known only once the studio delivers an official announcement.