Marvel Studios has pretty much dominated the superhero box office battle. However, there are plenty of fans of the Marvel comic books who still feel a certain team needs to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: the X-Men. The Fantastic Four wouldn't suffer from a reboot via Marvel Studios either. The studio rights for both of these groups of heroes are still with Fox, but Marvel Studios' chief Kevin Feige recently spoke about possibly getting the rights for the MCU, Comicbook reported.

Feige is 'waiting for a call'

Right now, there is the ongoing deal between Disney and 21st Century Fox.

It seemed like this deal was pretty much good to go, but then Comcast got involved and also made a bid for 21st Century Fox. However, Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige said he's just waiting on the call that tells him that they'll have the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four teams in future Movies.

Feige was at the Produced By Conference and spoke about the situation a bit with reporter Umberto Gonzalez tweeting about the comments. Feige said just like everyone else out there, he's just waiting for the call with a "yay or nay" that they can make things happen.

He added how nice it would be "to have access to that entire library" referring to all of the characters that the 21st Century Fox deal would bring over to the MCU. That brings some great possibilities for better Fantastic Four treatment, and the inclusion of X-Men characters into the future Marvel films or shows.

What's next for Marvel & Fox?

Marvel fans are already anticipating the next releases to the big screen. That will include "Ant-Man & the Wasp" which arrives in theaters in July.

Then there's the highly-anticipated untitled sequel to "Avengers: Infinity War" which will be released in May of 2019. Other films on the slate include the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" sequel and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.


For 21st Century Fox, they've had success with several of the Marvel heroes at the box office. That included last year's "Logan," the final appearance of Hugh Jackman in the role of "Wolverine." There have also been a few "Deadpool" films that haven't been too shabby. Among the movies in the pipeline are "New Mutants" and "Dark Phoenix." The latter of these films explores one of the X-Men, Jean Grey, as she undergoes a transformation into a different type of superhero.

There has been a fair share of failures in the "X-Men" and "Fantastic Four" films that have been released too. The attempted reboot of the classic F4 team on film was a cataclysmic failure which scored less than 10 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Audiences agreed that it was a major disappointment and a sequel was obviously scrapped. That leaves plenty of room for improvement.

It's unknown if the Fox and Marvel deal will ever work out but Feige and fans wouldn't mind. In terms of the bidding war, Disney offered a $52.5 billion deal for 21st Century Fox while Comcast put in a bid at $60 billion to make things tricky. Despite a tough situation, fans of the popular Marvel characters are still hoping they'll see superheroes such as Wolverine, Storm, and the Human Torch in the MCU.