Kevin Feige Shares Thoughts On FOX's Potential Marvel Cinematic Universe

While he’s already overseeing the second Phase of Marvel Studios’ shared universe, president Kevin Feige has shared thoughts on FOX’s own potential build-up with X-Men & Fantastic Four.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 3/5/2013
While Marvel Studios is making unprecedented and great commercial use of the many characters rights it holds, the folks at 20th Century Fox may soon establish their own little shared cinematic Marvel universe, per X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Fantastic Four reboot. Amid promotion for Iron Man 3, which notably launches Marvel’s Phase Two slate, President of Production Kevin Feige shared thoughts on 20th Century Fox’s forthcoming plans. After Iron Man 3 director Shane Black jokingly suggested Feige would “piss on their graves!,” Kevin laughed before stating:

“That’s for the midnight set. You know, we have a certain amount of involvement in those, but not an enormous amount. I’ve heard them talk about wanting to do that, but the only one I actively know about is X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is more about combining the X-Men franchises in a way that sounds unbelievably cool. Particularly those first two, which is where I sort of cut my teeth on beginning to develop and produce these films. The fact that Bryan is going back to it, I think they’re on to something with the new X-Men movie, and crossing those two franchises together, X-Men: First Class and the originals. And using one of the best comic stories ever. But whatever else they’ll do with Fantastic Four and the others, we’ll see.”

Considering The Fantastic Four reboot is one of many heavy-hitters that’ll hit the big-screen in 2015, the year The Avengers sequel releases, Kevin Feige was then asked is there a point where there’s too many big movies? “Well, I think the last few summers have shown... I mean, there were a lot of big movies this summer. A lot of them did well, some of them didn’t. In terms of one studio releasing that many movies, we’ll see. ed through the summer of [2007], where there was Spider-Man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean 3 and Shrek 3. They all came out within a week of each other, and they were the three biggest movies of the year. A week is kind of a long time for moviegoers thankfully, luckily. The Avengers 2 also comes out first, so... (Laughter)”

As he implied earlier, it seems Kevin Feige really doesn’t know much about the new Fantastic Four film; it’s slated for theaters on March, 6, 2015, before The Avengers sequel’s May 1, 2015 release.
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NoJobBOB - 3/5/2013, 1:16 PM
It would be cool for a FF movie to come out after the avengers and some how tie into it with a cameo from some people or somethng. Or I'd like to see FF with Spider-man. That would be cool too.
CaptainObvious - 3/5/2013, 1:46 PM
I imagine Ghost Rider will be going back to Marvel soon since Sony couldn't make the character work to save their lives.
WEJAlen20 - 3/5/2013, 2:14 PM
What did elmayimbe mean today when he tweeted

"Fox, Millennium, & Warners are looking at young diverse talent like Shad Gaspad, Marvel might get left in the dust. :) #hint"

"Marvel Studios missed out with Omar Sy, 20th Century Fox capitalized on that & grabbed him for X-men. Will history repeat it's self so soon?"
NovaCorpsFan - 3/5/2013, 2:50 PM
Shane Black deserves some sort of medal for saying that.
Giznad - 3/5/2013, 2:56 PM
@NovaCorpsfan, ahahahahaha that is awesome.
WEJAlen20 - 3/5/2013, 3:06 PM
@MARVELPSYCHO79 Yet he is right about 90-80% of the time. I'm not saying the guy is Jesus and we need to follow him, but he talks in code to marvel and I want to know what it means. Whad do Marvel, Millennium, Warners, and 20th Century Fox have to do with Shad Gaspad & Omar Sy?
KeefNCookies - 3/5/2013, 3:08 PM
~Boycott FOX & SONY CBMs for life~
marvel72 - 3/5/2013, 3:13 PM

i don't if they will go back just yet,both ghost rider movies made more profit than the green lantern.

ghost rider budget $110,000,000 gross $228,738,393

ghost rider spirit of vengeance budget $57,000,000 gross $132,563,930

maybe if them put spider-man in it,they'll make $500,000,000. :D
TheSuperguy - 3/5/2013, 3:28 PM
Always thought it would be cool if FF and TASM are part of the MCU, if they wanted to have Venom come from space, would be cool if Venom came down on the FF's ship when they got exposed to cosmic rays.

Pheezmatic - 3/5/2013, 3:36 PM
Yea tellem Grif!
WEJAlen20 - 3/5/2013, 3:43 PM
@MARVELPSYCHO79 Yet we all sit on our computers every day and read his scoops on CBM?


BC he's the closes thing to a credible news source we have
Inhuman - 3/5/2013, 3:49 PM
Fox and Sony are killing the Marvel brand. FF has no business sharing a universe with X-Men. FF is more suited for the MCU. If Marvel had FF there would be no Guardians movie, in fact it would have been FF to introduce the cosmic side of Marvel. I understand X-Men and Spider-Man could have their own universes because each are massive, but seriously FF should be with Marvel Studios smh..... F U FOX AND SONY!!!!!
Inhuman - 3/5/2013, 3:52 PM
We need to boycott Sony and Fox Marvel films
DrDoom - 3/5/2013, 3:59 PM

Nothing could be further from the truth, but whatever.

BackwardGalaxy - 3/5/2013, 4:00 PM
Kevin Feige is a brilliant brilliant man.
malschla - 3/5/2013, 4:03 PM
@smartell511: I'm not so sure about that. GotG has been gaining a bigger following in the past 5-10 years, and it fits nicely with the Avengers.

While I love the FF, they aren't necessarily "heroes" in the same vein as the Avengers.
redskull666 - 3/5/2013, 4:06 PM
Marvel needs to use all that money they made and get all their rights back. F*** Sony and Fox
InfiniteMonkey - 3/5/2013, 4:10 PM
[frick] Fox and their FoxMen!

Seriously, Kevin Feige is quite the bloke but, Singer, this is his last chance to make everything make sense...nah [frick] it. He'll just ruin it some more.
NightForce - 3/5/2013, 4:21 PM
"Kevin Feige Shares Thoughts On FOX's Potential Marvel Cinematic Universe"

Fox. Staph.
ATrueHero1987 - 3/5/2013, 4:25 PM
I really just want F4 back for now.
YoungThanos - 3/5/2013, 4:34 PM
Thank you Black for electing to piss on their graves!

He might have been joking, but there is some truth to it.FOX should've been talking those films seriously from the start.

Either way Marvel would never let FOX's crappy continuity be part of their MCU. Nor should they....
Brokensteel1228 - 3/5/2013, 4:40 PM
haha i like that little sting at the end XD
Name - 3/5/2013, 4:56 PM
I love Marvel but can we get off this sell the rights back shit. People saying the same shit the person above them said. It's not Fox and Sony's fault Marvel were in such a position they had to sell there rights but it happened. It's been over 10 years now enough time to make up your mind and cease watching their output. Marvel studios isn't perfect. Correct me if I'm wrong but it sounds like some on here would except a bad Spider-man film that had stark tower on screen for a secondary just because it wasn't from Sony.
Name - 3/5/2013, 4:57 PM
Name - 3/5/2013, 4:58 PM
Wow, accept*
MatioShack - 3/5/2013, 5:21 PM
I don' t know why everyone is so tough on the other studios. Sure, their CBM's have been crap recently, but if they get their sh!t together we could have a TON of great CBMs instead of just the ones Marvel produces. We should be cheering them on and guiding their hands with constructive feedback and, most importantly, our spending habits. X-Men: First Class was awesome, so it looks like Fox has figured out what they were doing wrong. The other studios need to look at Disney/Marvel for inspiration and guidance instead of just trying to make merchandise-driving movies.
kemuael - 3/5/2013, 5:31 PM
X-men and FF4 should go back to Marvel/Disney

TimL - 3/5/2013, 5:41 PM
Spider-Man in an avengers movie, one can only dream.
massdeath - 3/5/2013, 6:01 PM
I always love how Feige tries to play it cool when it comes to Fox and Sony; yet you know deep down it burns his (and Marvel/Disney's) ass that they don't have access to these characters. They want those films to fail so badly...but they just can't say it publicly.
YoungThanos - 3/5/2013, 6:02 PM
@Name, If you don't like it don't read it. Meanwhile....


@MatioShack, FOX hasn't learned Sh!t...They're just trying to emulate MCU and doing a crappy job at it. So for the record Mark (the talking head) Millar does not equate to Whedon! Nor does his talks of a FOX MCU amount to much.

FOX had 13 years to get it together. I'm done supporting them.
YoungThanos - 3/5/2013, 6:15 PM
@Azazel1, and Marvel fans are laughing at you. Know your facts. FOX and Sony's Marvel films have been on a downward spiral at the box office for some time now.

The last 2 X-men film's have flopped by Hollywood standards. And Amazing Spider-man had the weakest return of any Spider-man film. So pretty safe to say that Marvel Fans and the general audience are getting over it.

See how that works...

Ocelot - 3/5/2013, 6:17 PM
have the x men in the future take the time travel tech from the baxter building in days of future past, there's your link to the FF right ther
CaptainAmerica31 - 3/5/2013, 6:20 PM
FF belongs at MS but lets see what trank has in store.
CaptainAmerica31 - 3/5/2013, 6:22 PM
@youngthanos TASM was the highest grossing reboot so it's safe to say it's doing fine
JRM1995 - 3/5/2013, 8:21 PM
Doesn't matter, Marvel has saturated and polluted this Universe, their success rate is crap, so what do they do now? Keep releasing junk....Heck, none of their stand alone films could beat the box office of Batman Forever, so what does that tell you?
JRM1995 - 3/5/2013, 8:22 PM
Besides Iron Man, oops.....
HULK2099 - 3/5/2013, 9:04 PM
Marvel just buy fox movie properties back and make shit right!
AmazingFantasy - 3/5/2013, 9:06 PM
Shane doesnt even give a [frick], nice
Al - 3/6/2013, 1:12 AM
I've personally met and spoken with Mr. Feige and can attest to him being professional, approachable and engaing to his/Marvel's fans. In his attitude toward SONY and FOX, it's undoubtedly correct for him to be courteous and open to them and retain a professional relationship with them, since who knows what the future may bring forth? There just may come a time when FOX and SONY do in fact decide to work alongside Marvel studios and calibrate their respective brands in order to truly broaden and enhance the MCU. Mr. Feige's attitude and demeanor would most certainly lend itself to possibly making unsurpassed deals which just may include an eventual Marvel/Fox/SONY collaborative production which would top anything done so far. After all, you catch more bees with honey than sour milk. The fact that the producers of the X-Men franchise films have proudly expressed an interest in intergrating their projects with those of the MCU, as well as the often mentioned "almost happening" of having the Oscorp tower included in the Avengers movie is a sure sign that the doors of change & opportunity may be starting to open.

I'll also say that to be honest, when you speak of Marvel about to take on it's cosmic realms/entities, you simply cannot ignore the fact that characters like The Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer and Galactus definitely belong in the MCU without question. And Spider Man himself, Marvel's flagship character, should be in the MCU if just for that reason alone in the very least. After all, with FOX having their own version of the Marvel universe (which isn't actually connected to the actual MCU at all), and SONY having THEIR own version of the marvel universe, (also having no actual connection with the MCU at all), things begin to look somewhat fragmented, and all those awesome stories many of us grew up on and enjoying start to unfortunately get changed to accommodate the "needed" alterations to our favorite classic stories due to "cinematic rights issues" and such between movie studios. This in effect wears on all these great characters and stories, which ultimately affects the quality of what we see on the big screen. This is where we wind up finding faults and having issues with characters, storylines, a shared universe, etc., in the films depicting our favorite comics...all because the source material couldn't be faithfully followed...because one film studio refuses to work with another film studio, even though the actual source of all these wonderful stories and characters is the Marvel comicbook! And unfortunately, due ultimately to money and "rights" issues, the comics are no longer respected & disregarded. This, I hope one day will pass and we as fans can be allowed to view & enjoy a Marvel film one day, where Reed Richards, Hank Pym, Prince T'challa, Bruce Banner and Tony Stark can be in the same lab, where Spidey can be seen swinging from Avengers mansion to Four Freedoms plaza, and where perhaps we can in fact see Logan/Wolverine interact with Captain America and the Hulk!

At the same time, I'm under the belief that Mr. Feige will somehow eventually figure out a way to pull it all together, and eventually (hopefully one day soon), make a miracle happen and create that Marvel universe we all want and hope for. I have a dream.
pepe - 3/6/2013, 1:24 AM
FOX is da enemy of all CBMs!!!!
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