The Fantastic Four along with their major players including Doctor Doom, the Silver Surfer and the cosmic world eating devourer himself, Galactus could be coming back to Marvel Studios during Phase 4 of their movie/tv universe. This was rumored back in October 2015 on ComicBookMovie.com. But this is getting more credence with the other cosmic quartet’s characters wanting to be used for other Marvel movies. Specifically, James Gunn (writer for Guardians of the Galaxy) wanting to use Fantastic Four villains in his next Guardians movie. With the flop of the 2015 Fantastic Four, there could be a deal in agreement with Fox similar to what happened with Sony’s deal with Spider-Man. Still, nothing has been confirmed.
If you are not aware, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has worked in Phases for their movies/tv shows. The first phase built up to the first Avengers movie. The second phase built up to Avengers: Age of Ultron, but for some reason also included Ant-Man. We are about enter into the third phase with Captain America: Civil War. A lot has been established and the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been overwhelmingly well received. Some issues here and there with some of the choices for directions taken for some storylines (Iron Man 3). But a couple things are clear. Noticeably missing from the Marvel Universe are mutants and Marvel’s first family of superheroes, the Fantastic Four.
How cool would it be for Latveria, the country that Doctor Doom governs with an iron fist, to be mentioned in an upcoming movie. Even better to have him done right, for once. Or to have a looming threat with Galactus to be mentioned in the next Guadians movie? So many possibilities open up. What do you think?