Disney Wants the Movie Rights Back for Fantastic Four, X-Men, Daredevil and Spider-Man

Oh, like you didn’t see this coming. IESB announced today that their industry insiders say the house of mouse is trying to find a loophole so that they can regain the rights to the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Daredevil and Spider-Man movies. This news comes just one day after Disney had announced that they had acquired the rights to IRON MAN 3 and The Avengers. The properties Disney wants are currently still under Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox. So far business analyst are not too optimistic.

Disney will never and I mean never, ever, not in a 100 years, get this property back under the control of Marvel Entertainment, just not going to happen. Fox owns all of these properties for perpetuity, in other words, for-ev-ver….for-ev-ver…

Word on the street is Fox has made it very clear that they will not let go of any of the properties under their control for any live action medium.

We’ve also been told that if it ever came to the point where they were going to lose any property they own because of failing to have a movie in production, they would simply produce a low budget, straight-to-DVD feature and stick it in any theater to fulfill their theatrical release clause.

So what about Sony’s Spider-Man franchise? Same thing as the Fox deal, the contracts protect the studio 100% but they do have to continue to make movies with the Marvel characters on a regular basis. Spider-Man is not going anywhere, that also includes Venom.

Bottom line, the Sony and Fox contracts are rock solid.

So far the news has been met with high praise for Disney, fans seem really behind getting those property rights back under Marvel Entertainment. I myself, would like to see Spider-Man ripped from the hands of Avi Arad.

Source: IESB

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