Which Marvel characters should return to Marvel Studios?

Which Marvel characters should return to Marvel Studios?

My first article in which I list the Marvel characters who's rights should return back to Marvel Studios.

Editorial Opinion
By Mike1100 - Apr 29, 2014 11:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Marvel Comics

1. Man-Thing

With recent name drops to the character himself and some of his supporting cast in Iron Man 3 and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, one can only assume that Marvel does in fact have the movie rights back to Man-Thing even though last we had heard he was still with Lionsgate. The only way to know for sure is if someone from Disney or Kevin Feige himself officially confirms that Man-Thing is back with Marvel or not. Assuming however that Man-Thing is still with Lionsgate, I think Man-Thing should return to Marvel because of the fact that Lionsgate clearly has no plans for him in near future anyways on top of that the 2005 film of Man-Thing turned out less than stellar. Man-Thing would be better utilized in the current MCU as a villain to Black Widow (assuming she does get her own film) or even a supporting character to someone like Dr. Strange when and if they decide to pull the trigger on producing that movie.

2. Namor

Currently Namor's movie rights are with Universal and we have seen exactly 0 films starring him. I personally am not a huge fan of his but there are many out there that are. Ever since the 2003 Hulk movie Universal has been dead silent when it comes to using Marvel characters. If Universal does not use him soon I can only imagine Marvel will get the rights back to him some time in 2016 and that's being generous to Universal at this point.
3. Fantastic Four

Out of my 3 choices Fantastic Four is the team that I want back with Marvel the most. The first film back in 2005 was bad but did make $330 Million at the box office against a budget of $100 Million (that's not including the advertisement budget as well as the fact that theaters get a cut of the admission price) at the end of the day however it did make money so a sequel was ordered and somehow someway they managed to make the sequel even worse! Granted I liked the cast overall for F4 but the script was beyond terrible. Instead of just hiring new writers Fox studios decided to reboot the franchise all together using some of the worst casting decisions I have ever seen! At the end of the day regardless of whether or not F4 turns out to be a good movie I just don't like them. To me they are a boring team and just doesn't translate well to film. So why do I want them back with Marvel? Because of 4 specific characters: Dr. Doom, Silver Surfer, Galactus and Annihilus! All of these characters came with F4 in a package deal made between Fox and Marvel when Marvel sold the rights to F4 away. Can you imagine just how sweet the MCU could be after Guardians of the Galaxy premiers if they had characters like Silver Surfer and Galactus that could show up down the road in Phase 4 or 5? Dr. Doom could be a great threat to The Avengers and F4 themselves would benefit greatly just from being a part of the MCU.

What about X-Men and Spider-Man?

I know some of you may be mad that I did not include Spider-Man and X-Men on the list of characters that I want to see back with Marvel but hear me out for a second. Spider-Man overall has not been in bad hands with Sony I was not pleased about not getting a Spider-Man 4 especially since I actually liked Spider-Man 3 (Yes I did just type that) and I also do not like the way the new Spider-Man looks in the reboot however Spider-Man is a great solo character with so many villains and great stories that have yet to be seen on screen and as much as I  like the MCU we would not be able to see those great stories be told with Marvel trying so hard to maintain a shared universe with so many different characters already. X-Men on the other hand I have a love-hate feel for on one hand I really did like X2 and enjoyed First Class however every other movie either feel flat or was just plain bad. Both Wolverine films were horrible and X-Men 3 was beyond bad. However despite all that I still think Fox can make X-Men work besides I have a hard time seeing X-Men who are hated for being mutants being in a world where a "monster" like Hulk is beloved by the general public. X-Men has so many characters and so many villains that I believe Fox will eventually find its footing and bring about good films for years down the road. 
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PAF - 4/29/2014, 12:02 PM
+1 for Namor. The rest can hit the bricks.
Odin - 4/29/2014, 12:10 PM
Not X-Men or FF. Spiderman maybe. Namor should in CU with FF.
SKOne - 4/29/2014, 12:14 PM
All I want for Marvel Studios is Namor. I very badly wanted him to be in Captain America: The First Avenger and I still want to see an Invaders movie at some point.
QuestionDAnswer - 4/29/2014, 12:15 PM
All of the above should return to Marvel, and only you the fans have the power to do this. If you don't want Fox or Sony to own these characters, then stop support them. Simple as that. Stop going to see their movies, and buying their products. Now, why do I want them to revert back? Well, because we'll be able to get proper adaptions, to story lines like Civil War, Infinity Gauntlet etc. Also, we will be able to have a genuine MCU. Instead of what we have right now, which is the ACU aka Avengers Cinematic Universe.
kinghulk - 4/29/2014, 12:15 PM
the only reason i would want F4 back is doom and other characters like silver surfer and galactus. i would love to see a namor film like a underwater Thor film (if that makes sense).
LEEE777 - 4/29/2014, 12:23 PM

Though I guess X-Men's never gonna happen but...


Also Silver Surfer, Galactus, Namor and Dr Doom a must too!
Trickwil - 4/29/2014, 12:34 PM
When X-men was purchased every mutant was purchased they cannot do live action with any mutant unless they are specifically part of another comic book series and existed as not a mutant. namor is even more confusing.
Wallymelon - 4/29/2014, 12:40 PM
It bothers me that still to this day people dont understand the benefits of having the films at different studios. Marvel studios has done well overall but not all of their films are that great. Only 3 of their films are actually good films from a student of film POV but as a fan and general movie goer they are all enjoyable. Having every charater at MArvel would mean hiring more people than they could actually pay which means We wouldnt get any good scripts. Films wouldn't be good because all the money would be going into how good it looks versus paying for the talent of the writers and directors.

Having films at different studios means more films are produced and more talent is spread out. We wouldn't have as many films to even see because marvel would mainly focus on Spiderman and FF and X men. Not that the avengers get any play, but if Spiderman and X men came back to marvel after their trilogies, we would only Have gotten a Hulk film and maybe an Iron man film but for sure another reboot of spiderman and Xmen and fantastic four. No Cap for awhile or Thor or Dr Strange or Ant Man. Ant Man was going to Kick off Phase 1 initially. So dont forget that.

We need the characters spread out, but we should be praying for great writing and production talent. We should hope that the producers are more understanding and leaning to the more talented folk like the director and writers.
Wallymelon - 4/29/2014, 12:41 PM
I def want Namor though We need a water hero
beto - 4/29/2014, 12:55 PM
you liked Spiderman 3?
avo - 4/29/2014, 1:15 PM
The fantastic four and the xmen have as much in common as introducing the JSA in the Nolanverse. The fact that there are already mutants in the world just defeats the whole fantastic part of the fantastic four. I feel like Fantastic 4 would fit Marvel Studios more. Out of all of them, fantastic 4 and maybe spidey should go back. Xmen would just confuse the MCU.
SugarYumYum - 4/29/2014, 1:16 PM
I just want FF and Namor in the MCU.

I have accepted the reality that I will likely never see a proper X-men movie in my lifetime so I'll just stick to the comics and hope for another good animated series.
LegendaryOutlaw - 4/29/2014, 1:44 PM
Spider-Man or Fantastic Four
BubSnikt - 4/29/2014, 2:18 PM
FF solely for a World War Hulk movie. Otherwise, I could care less
6of13 - 4/29/2014, 2:32 PM
I was under the impression that Marvel Studios did have the rights to Namor since Iron Man 2 contained a number of easter egg references to the character.
GinjaNinja - 4/29/2014, 2:40 PM
being that marvel is actually sitting around trying to figure out how to fit their continuity together unlike most other studios. yes I want them to own just about everyone.
GinjaNinja - 4/29/2014, 2:41 PM
@6of13 Feige said they kind of have a duel rights thing like scarlet witch
Lhornbk - 4/29/2014, 3:49 PM
@dougie, no, I thought Feige very specifically said the Marvel does NOT have Namor. It was Kingpin that Marvel now has dual rights too, after getting Daredevil back. Marvel can use Kingpin, and Sony can use him because he has been in Spiderman comics.

There does NOT need to be a Namor movie anytime soon, if ever. At most, maybe eventually use him in some teamup movie if/when Marvel gets him back.
marvel72 - 4/29/2014, 6:44 PM
all of them.

@ TheMexicanSuperman

so marvel studios can't have all their characters under one roof but warner/dc can?
Mike1100 - 4/29/2014, 8:37 PM
@DrDoom I was expecting that you would say that and honestly I'm all for it but if everyone were back together that would mean less (although probably better) films.

@SugarYumYum Sadly I must agree with you

@kinghulk The cosmic side would greatly improve and Namor I think would be better as a supporting character though I don't know enough about him to say weather or not he can carry a film on his own but hey Marvel has made similar characters work on their own before.

@Beto Don't get me wrong I still hated all the dancing.
KINGPEN266FBA - 4/29/2014, 9:04 PM
LEEE777 - 4/29/2014, 10:40 PM
LEEE777 - 4/29/2014, 10:42 PM
Who wouldn't wanna watch that?

A World War 2 AVENGERS!!!

Can even have the Howling Commandos appear in it!
Mike1100 - 4/30/2014, 7:55 AM
@BatzFTWfan Yes! Agree 100% with you.
QuestionDAnswer - 4/30/2014, 8:29 AM
Do you guys remember what Marvel did with Iron Patriot, and is going to do with Quicksilver/Scarlet Witch? Well, expect Marvel to keep butchering plenty more characters as long as they don't have the rights or complete rights to them.
LaserKing - 4/30/2014, 6:37 PM
A logical point...hhhhhhmmmm
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