Yeah, read the link on this over at CBR over the weekend. Had to laugh at Hickman's solution though.
Quote:”I think it’s pretty common knowledge at this point that Marvel isn’t publishing Fantastic Four because of their disagreement with Fox,” Hickman explained. “While it bums me out, I completely understand because, well, it isn’t like they’re not acting out of cause. Fox needs to do a better job there.”
Quote:What exactly has Fox done that is wrong though? They have the rights and they make bad movies. Marvel isn't profiting whether Fox makes good movies or bad movies in this situation...so why should Fox feel guilty about anything or Marvel feel entitled to anything?
Quote:If Marvel wants the rights back so bad pay off Fox.
Quote:It's not that Marvel wants the rights back. They're just sick of fans raking them over the coals for not getting them back. They're sick of fans complaining. Marvel doesn't really want to make a Fantastic Four movie. They want to save face for not fighting for their flagship property so they try to make Fox out to be monsters.
What kind of fighting are you talking about? Did Marvel have to fight to get Daredevil back from Fox? No, because Fox wasn't planning on making a follow up after the Electra dud and the Daredevil less than spectacular box office. Marvel simply got the rights back when Fox let the rights lapse. Fox was squeaking in pretty close to the deadline of having the same thing happen since Rise of the Surfer was released in 2007. The film went into production in 2006.
I think Ike Perlmutter wouldn't have blown a gasket when Fox started making plans for what we know now is another bad attempt at making Chronicle II I mean another Fantastic Four movie in 2014 if it didn't mean that Fox was going to hang onto the rights. Had Fox not made the movie, the same would have happened as with Daredevil . Marvel would not need to fight them to get the rights back. The "lease" of the IP would be over. I don't think Fox was very invested in it being a success with another inexperienced director at the helm, a less than stellar cast and cheap looking production values.
It's completely that Marvel wants the rights back, but they don't want to pay for it.