UPDATED: Fantastic Four Coming Home To Marvel?

A rumor that’s running RED HOT right now is that 20th Century Fox has struck a deal with Marvel Studios to give the film rights for Fantastic Four (including the rights to villains Galactus and Doctor Doom, as well as the Silver Surfer) back to Marvel in exchange for Fox to have the X-Men TV rights!
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“Fox were given the TV rights for X-Men in exchange for Fantastic Four,” Den of Geek exclusively reveals. “The deal’s been in the works for some time, we’re told, and further, the timing of Marvel’s recent announcement of its movie slate leading up to the year 2020 and the X-Men TV series is no coincidence.”

Yesterday, there was an announcement that Fox will be producing two new TV series featuring Legion and the Hellfire Club.

Legion introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real. Noah Hawley (Fargo, Bones) is writing an serves as Executive Producer, along with Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine), Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Superman Returns), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Martain), Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s Daredevil), Jim Chory (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s Daredevil) and John Cameron (Fargo, The Big Lebowski). “Legion is just the sort of ambitious story that Noah excels at,” said Nick Grad, Co-President Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. “His adaption of Fargo for television was one of the most acclaimed television events in recent memory. It’s also an honor to partner with Marvel on Legion and to enlist such an accomplished team of Executive Producers to create this pilot.”

Hellfire will be set in the late 1960s. The series — which will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling the physical production — follows a young Special Agent who learns that a power-hungry woman with extraordinary abilities is working with a clandestine society of millionaires – known as “The Hellfire Club” – to take over the world. “We are thrilled to partner with Marvel to bring this world to television and build upon the vibrant mythology that has captivated fans for years,” said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. . “These powerful and dynamic characters are complicated and larger-than-life, the pace and visual imagination are unrelenting, and the story takes place during one of the most explosive eras in recent history. We are so looking forward to working with this incredibly talented team.” Hellfire is a co-production of 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, co-created by Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Patrick McKay, and JD Payne.

During NYCC ’15, Marvel unveiled a slightly tweaked release schedule for their upcoming movies that included 3 mystery films. Could Fantastic Four be one of them?

In my opinion, I would treat this news with a grain of salt as Den of Geek added, “We don’t have an independent source to back this claim up, so we’ll have to treat it with a certain amount of caution for now.”

UPDATE: It seems it’s not happening.

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