We know that with Walt Disney buying out the Fox assets that we’ll be seeing the “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” franchises heading into the Marvel Cinematic Universe but no one from Marvel Studios has had much to comment on this deal so far. As it could always fall apart and has yet to be official, Kevin Feige has been pretty quiet on the subject. In the past, he has even said that they aren’t thinking about it until things have become official.
However, the line of thinking is starting to change. At the Golden Globes, Feige was asked about the rights heading to Marvel, and he shared that:
“The truth is, I’m excited for all of them. I’m excited, and it’s not just the marquee names you know — there are hundreds of names on those documents, on those agreements. And the fact that Marvel is as close as we may ever get now to having access to all of the characters is something I’ve been dreaming about for my almost 20 years at Marvel. And it’s very exciting.
While we know that the last part of that statement likely is referring to Spider-Man and his related characters and potentially Namor as well, it shows that Feige is looking at this in a big picture sort of way. With the hundreds of names being referenced it is clear that Feige isn’t just excited about the “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” but all of their supporting characters as well.
Of course, these supporting characters are ripe for the picking when it comes to some significant villains and cosmic characters which Marvel Studios has so far been blocked from using. With James Gunn previous push into the cosmic side of Marvels proving a success the fact that the company can soon use the likes of the Silver Surfer and Galactus is just a taste of things to come. With this deal going through we’ll see a swarm of villains from Doctor Doom, to Magneto, to Apocalypse, and Annihilus now being on the table as well. Past that, it gives Marvel full rights to the Skrulls and can also allow them to introduce other races such as the Shi’ar Empire and the Brood.
On Earth, it also allows for the likes of Captain Britain and Alpha Flight to get their moments in the spotlight. With S.H.I.E.L.D. gone, at least temporarily, this will allow the studio to further explore superheroes from other countries.
Which of the Fox assets are you most excited to see Marvel Studios gain access to? Are any of the heroes or villains above ones that you’d like to see in future films? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Comic Book Movie.