In Marvel comics the X-Men and Fantastic Four may be part of the Avengers with Captain America and the gang, but in the movies it’s a whole other issue.
The two other superhero teams’ film rights are owned by Fox, but could that all be about to change?
According to Comic Book, Marvel creator Stan Lee spoke at Wizard World Nashville over the weekend on the matter.
The 94-year-old revealed: “Sooner or later, they’re going to get the rights back to all our characters.”
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Lee added: “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.”
He said: “My goal is to replicate the experience that comicbook fans have reading the books up on the screen. We’ve been able to accomplish that beyond my wildest dreams over the last ten years.”
Stan Lee confirmed that Marvel are seeking the rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four
Feige added: “And certainly, including Spidey in [Captain America] Civil War, in the upcoming [Avengers] Infinity War, is yet another dream that I didn’t even dare to talk about publicly, because I thought the odds of it were very slim.
“So no plans beyond that for the few remaining characters that aren’t already in the MCU, but never say never. Who knows what can happen in the future?”
Avengers: Infinity War will be released in UK cinemas on April 27, 2018, while Avengers 4 will follow on April 26, 2019.