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On Thursday, Bleeding Cool published a report citing "a Marvel source" that Marvel plans to put current ongoing series"Fantastic Four" and "Ultimate FF" "on hold." The reason for this, according to the article, was that the "high echelons" of Marvel believed that continuing to promote the property would bolster 20th Century Fox's film

Marvel decides to mothball a comic that has lasted 60yrs, and cut all promotion to it's characters (including excluding them from trading cards), to distance itself from the upcoming 2015 Fantastic Four movie by Fox.

The fanboy backlash for this film must be tremendous.

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So people have to type "fantastic four" in every line for you to understand they are still talking about fantastic four in a fantastic four thread?

i know you're trying to be an ***. I truly get that because that's pretty much what I do on a daily basis. Like I said, your post referenced comics in general. So it was taken that way. It is what it is.
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Fox doesn't deserve the rights to any of those movies.

Fox did a good job with the last few X-men movies. When i read that I didn't take away from it that they were in any way embarrased by the product, I think that they just don't want to help Fox make any money off of them.
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On Thursday, Bleeding Cool published a report citing "a Marvel source" that Marvel plans to put current ongoing series "Fantastic Four" and "Ultimate FF" "on hold." The reason for this, according to the article, was that the "high echelons" of Marvel believed that continuing to promote the property would bolster 20th Century Fox's films -- Fox has long held the live-action license to both Fantastic Four and the X-Men -- at the expense of Marvel Studios, owned and operated by Marvel's parent company, Disney.

CBR cannot confirm the exact future of "Fantastic Four" and "Ultimate FF," but has confirmed with multiple industry sources speaking on the condition of anonymity that a hiatus for the property is planned, at least as of recently. Plans can change, something that's potentially more likely now that the situation has been made public. The Fantastic Four characters are said to continue appearing in other Marvel titles, just not in a specifically branded "Fantastic Four" series.

In a second report published on Friday, Bleeding Cool stated the initiative stems from Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter. Additionally, Bleeding Cool published a purported instruction sheet distributed to sketch card artists working on a "Marvel 75th Anniversary" trading card set. The sheet listed the following characters as off-limits: the main Fantastic Four of Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, The Thing and Human Torch; along with associated characters Doctor Doom, Galactus, Silver Surfer, The Watcher and Skrulls.

While Fox also controls the live-action rights to the X-Men -- the latest film in the studio's franchise, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," opened last weekend to $111 million over four days -- Marvel continues to publish a large line of X-titles. The books are still strong sellers -- "All-New X-Men" appeared twice in the Top 20 for April, with "Uncanny X-Men," "Amazing X-Men," "X-Men" and "Wolverine and the X-Men" all in the Top 60 -- so it's possible continued success has spared the line from being specifically targeted. Bleeding Cool's initial report stated that the X-Men comics are "no longer the focus of internal promotion," unless it's in tandem with the Avengers, as in upcoming Marvel event "AXIS."

Spider-Man is also not under Marvel Studios' purview, having long been a live-action Sony Pictures property. Spider-Man does not appear to be affected by these decisions -- just last month, the character starred in the highly touted "Amazing Spider-Man" relaunch, which received more than 500,000 estimated initial retailer orders -- something that's generally credited to a better relationship between Marvel and Sony than Marvel and Fox. Spider-Man also currently stars on the popular Disney XD animated series "Ultimate Spider-Man," produced in-house by Marvel.

The current "Fantastic Four" series launched this past February with a new #1, from the creative team ofJames Robinson and Leonard Kirk. The book debuted at No. 7 in Diamond's monthly estimated sales charts for February 2014, dropping to No. 44 in Marvel and No. 60 in April -- still placing it ahead of Marvel series including "Captain America," "Iron Man," "Avengers World," X-Force" and "All New Ghost Rider."

"Ultimate FF," set in Marvel's 14-year-old Ultimate Universe, debuted in April from the creative team of Joshua Hale Fialkov and Mario Guevara. The series features only one classic Fantastic Four member in its main cast: Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, joined by Tony Stark (Iron Man), Sam Wilson (Falcon) and Machine Man. The first issue of the series ranked at No. 100 in Diamond's April 2014 chart.

The original "Fantastic Four" #1 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby debuted in 1961, and is widely considered the start of the current, 50-plus year-old era of Marvel Comics and continuity. If Marvel ultimately ends up not publishing "Fantastic Four" for an extended period of time, history indicates the title's eventual return is nearly inevitable, most likely sooner rather than later. Marvel went nine months without a "Fantastic Four" title in 2011, while the "FF" series took its place. Fox's next "Fantastic Four" film is scheduled for release on June 19, 2015.

Marvel declined comment to CBR on this matter. On Tumblr, Marvel senior vice president of publishing Tom Brevoort responded to a fan inquiry on the issue, writing, "My denying rumors isn’t likely to keep anybody who’s prone to paranoia from panicking. But really, does this even seem remotely plausible to people? Does it make any sense? Folks have a very strange idea as to the way a business is run."

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Fox did a good job with the last few X-men movies. When i read that I didn't take away from it that they were in any way embarrased by the product, I think that they just don't want to help Fox make any money off of them.

That's how I viewed it as well, I mean why should they. I just dont think fox deserves particular rights, fantastic four being one of them. Would be nice if the 2 companies were to just work together.
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Always hated ff. Like what are they? Heroes, explorers, scientist?

Well....in the Marvel world everyone is a scientist or a mutant or a mutant scientist like Hank McCoy. Peter Parker, David & Bruce Banner, Norman Osbourne, Xavier, Tony Stark, Curt Conners, Otto Octavius, Henry Pym.......etc.
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Yeah, but all of those characters are interesting and it's clear cut what they do.

FF...not so much.

I always liked them. I actually liked the first Fox FF movie at the time that it was released but it hasn't stood the test of time. So many better movies with superheroes have been made since then that it just doesn't have the same appeal now.
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i could stand to learn more about some characters. Like Pym for example. His character was popular with the older people that I know.

I didn't realize there were so many versions of Pym, Ant Man, and Wasp. To me Hank Pym is Ant Man. I understand that he is not going to be Ant Man or Wasp in the new movie. Michael Douglas will be Pym and I assume he will experiment on Paul Rudd's character instead of himself. It was rumored at one time that Eva Longoria would be Wasp.

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I didn't realize there were so many versions of Pym, Ant Man, and Wasp. To me Hank Pym is Ant Man. I understand that he is not going to be Ant Man or Wasp in the new movie. Michael Douglas will be Pym and I assume he will experiment on Paul Rudd's character instead of himself. It was rumored at one time that Eva Longoria would be Wasp.

yeah I read those rumors. It's just not enough to get me excited or make me wanna learn more about his character lol. When this older guy told me he was an original avenger from back in the day, I was like stfu. Then I saw him in the cartoon and was a bit surprised. Hopefully they land a writer and get some type of new info out soon
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