Fantastic Four Marvel Rumor Proves False

For all of about 45 minutes this morning, Internet geekdom seemed to go into meltdown as a report from Den of Geek suggested that one of the three untitled Marvel films dated for 2020 is that of a “Fantastic Four” project.

Their source claimed that Marvel had obtained back the rights to the franchise in exchange for the TV rights to the “X-Men” franchise which led to yesterday’s announcements of two “X-Men” spin-off TV series being produced by FOX and FX.

Numerous sources however has since shot down that rumor, saying they’ve contacted Marvel who confirm they do not have the rights for “Fantastic Four” which still are very much at 20th Century Fox, and that Fox has always had the “X-Men” TV rights.