How about a Fox cinematic universe?

Wolverine X-men 3

Continuing my discussion about movie universes, as you all know by know Marvel Studios have created their own cinematic universe, consisting of Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and many more. Whilst this is great and everything, sadly we won’t be able to see some of Marvel’s A-List such as the X-Men and Spider-Man in their cinematic universe for the time being because they’re both owned by 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures.

So whilst we won’t be seeing Wolverine fighting alongside Captain America for a while, what we could see however is the other studios following in Marvel’s footsteps and creating their own cinematic universes for some of their characters. Whilst this might be a problem for Sony as I’m pretty sure they only have the movie rights to Spider-Man (and his associated characters) and Ghost Rider, whilst Fox on the other hand have more potential.

Fox have the rights to the X-Men and all their associated characters as well as DareDevil, Electra and the Fantastic Four. Whilst to some this may seem little, but in the bigger scheme of things it’s a big opportunity for Fox to bring some more interest into their properties. It may be difficult to picture the Fantastic Four and the X-Men teaming up but it’s actually worked very well in comic books so far. One particular example is in Joss Whedon‘s amazing run on Astonishing X-Men, where the X-Men attempt to save New York from a monster, only for the Fantastic 4 to come and save the day. The interactions between Mr Fantastic and Cyclops could make for some great film moments. Seeing them clash or work together would give both characters a much needed boost in the eyes of the audience, as so far Cyclops and Reed Richards have been terribly mishandled on cinema.

The X-Men are mutants trying to fit into society and use their powers for good. Their association with the Fantastic 4 would allow us to finally see the X-Men as heroes, as much like what I said about the Incredible Hulk, I believe that heroism has been missing from the previous films. After all they are called superheroes for a reason.

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