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Kevin Feige confirms Venom and Fantastic Four are not likely to join the MCU any time soon

June 14th, 2017 by Marc Comments

A couple of weeks ago we ran a speculative piece that there’s a chance the upcoming Sony Venom movie might actually be linked to the MCU (here) and there’s been also been speculation that, after the colossal failure of the recent Fantastic Four movie, the rights might go from FOX back to Marvel.

Now Marvel movie boss man Kevin Feige has addressed both rumours and sadly put them to bed in the resoundingly negative.

In a recent video interview (here) Feige, currently promoting Spider-man: Homecoming, was asked about Venom in the MCU and he responded: “No plans to include [Venom] in the MCU right now. That is Sony’s project.”


While it’s not exactly a surprise, with Tom Hardy confirmed as playing Venom in the new movie (here) and Sony and Disney sharing Spider-man, there was hope among the fans that maybe, just maybe, Venom would be making life difficult for Tom Holland’s Spider-man.

Sadly though, that’s not the case.

And what about Fantastic Four? Well…

Ever since the latest movie version of Marvel’s first family was a bit of a letdown, there’s been calls and rumours to get them back to Marvel (here) but, again, it looks like it’s not on the cards. At least not for now…

“[We have] no plans with the Fantastic Four right now,” Feige says in the same interview, “No discussions about it.”

This comes as we just passed the day that the sequel to Fantastic Four was originally set to be released – June 9th, 2017.

At this stage it looks like Reed Richards and the gang are in limbo with no movie prospects on the horizon. And that’s the truly sad part.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….