Stan Lee Believes That Marvel Will Eventually Get The Rights To X-Men And Fantastic Four

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - September 13, 2017

Marvel Studios might have a hard time getting its popular superheroes like the Fantastic Four and X-Men to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the film rights to these characters being owned by 20th Century Fox, however Marvel Legend Stan Lee believes that these two teams are eventually going to make their way back home.

Speaking at the Wizard World Nashvill convention (via Comicbook), the legendary Marvel comicbook creator shared some optimistic thoughts about the properties that are currently outside of Marvel Studio’s domain.

"Sooner or later, they're going to get the rights back to all our characters," Lee assured fans. "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."

Marvel has been working on ways to bring back some of its popular characters home. Striking a deal with Sony, the studio got Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to fight alongside the Avengers and debut in Captain America: Civil War.

This year, the character got his very own Marvel movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming. A successful coming-of-age superhero film, Homecoming received a lot of praise from fans and critics that enjoyed Holland's comicbook-accurate version of the web-slinger.

Though 20th Century Fox might not be giving up on the Fantastic Four, two failed franchise launches might change their mind. Who knows, Marvel fans might get to see the Fantastic Four hop onto the MCU soon. Let’s just wait and see.



Marvel’s last film of the year, Thor: Ragnarok, hits cinemas November 3, 2017.

Read: Thor: Ragnarok’s New Behind-The-Scenes Clip Teases Thor’s Reunion With (Spoiler)

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