For Marvel fans the thought of the Avengers, X-Men, and Fantastic Four joining together on the silver screen has always seemed impossible. During Marvel’s financial trouble in the ’90s the publisher was forced to sell off the film rights to many of their iconic heroes, including the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. And while Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has said its possible Marvel will regain the film rights, it has been seen as highly unlikely. But according to Stan Lee such a deal may not be so hard to believe.
At Wizard World Nashville Lee revealed that he believes Marvel is working to regain the film rights to their characters. Lee stated that,
“Sooner or later, they’re going to get the rights back to all our characters…They’re working on it, and they’re still making X-Men movies and stuff. Don’t worry about it. You’ll get more Marvel superheroes than you’ll have time to look at in the next few years.”
However, we should note that Lee hasn’t been a part of Marvel’s operations for decades now, so this may all just be speculation on his part. It’s also clear that Fox has no plans on giving up their franchise any time soon. While their latest Fantastic Four film was poorly received, their X-Men films have been generally met with success. The studio already has a number of films slated for the near future with the studio releasing Deadpool 2 in June 2018, X-Men: Dark Phoenix in November 2018 and two Fantastic Four films planned, including a Doctor Doom movie and a spin-off featuring Franklin Richards.
Source: Comic Book Resources