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Is Marvel Secretly Working to Get the X-Men and Fantastic Four into the MCU?

It’s long been a pipe dream for Marvel fans to see the Fantastic Four and the X-Men share the silver screen with the rest of Marvel’s heroes in the MCU. Blame it on the horrible movie deals that Marvel made in the ’90s that had no reversions unless the studios stopped making Marvel movies within an extended period. Even the colossal disappointment of the last Fantastic Four movie hasn’t been enough to get Fox to pull a Sony and ask for shared custody. But today’s Nerdist News is offering up a ray of hope from the co-creator of Marvel’s greatest superheroes: Stan Lee!

Join the only host who was recently retconned into an Inhuman, Jessica Chobot, as she examines Lee’s recent assertion that Marvel is already working to bring the FF and X-Men into its grand live-action franchise. “Sooner or later, they’re going to get the rights back to all our characters,” Lee said. “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.”

This is the kind of talk that yields more Kevin Feige memes. Remember the look on Feige’s face when Amy Pascal suggested that Sony’s off-brand Marvel pics would still be connected to the MCU? Yeah, that’s not Feige’s happy place. Earlier this year, Feige suggested that a crossover with the FF and the X-Men could happen on the big screen. But then he trolled us all by suggesting it was about as likely as getting DC to lend out Superman for a guest appearance.

In the immortal words of Jim Carrey: “so you’re saying there’s a chance?!” Sure, let’s go with that. But there’s probably a stronger chance that the rumors are true that Fox is using Mark Millar’s Kindergarten Heroes as the basis for the next Fantastic Four movie. That’s definitely not our happy place either! We really want to see these characters in the MCU, but absent any proof from the studios, we’re afraid that Stan Lee’s remarks are more like wishful thinking than a firm prophecy about the future.

Would you want to see the X-Men and the Fantastic Four enter the MCU? Unleash your thoughts in the comment section below!

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