As Disney Investor Day is right around the corner, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is facing a lot of pressure. Although 2023 might have not been a good start for MCU, its upcoming lineup has whipped the fandom into a frenzy.
Disney bought Marvel in 2009 for $4 billion, securing the rights over Marvel’s realm of superheroes. In 2019 according to the reports by CNBC since the purchase of MCU, Disney has made over $18 billion at the box office.
Is There Bad Blood Between Disney And Marvel?
According to Culture Crave, an official X user for Hollywood scoop, Marvel was pressured into announcing ‘Fantastic Four’ and other projects that were nowhere near ready for Disney Investor Day.
In a recent interview with Collider, the ‘Fantastic Four’ director Matt Shakman revealed information about the movie and its stance in the MCU. Previously John Watts was announced as director, although in April 2022, he stepped down to take a break from directing superhero films after directing MCU’s Spider-Man trilogy.
During the 2022 San Diago event, Matt Shakman revealed that the project is scheduled to release on May 2, 2025, hence the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot will join the MCU during its final chapter of the Multiverse Saga.
Marvel Movie Before Disney Owned It
Since 2009, a lot has changed for Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney’s acquisition of Marvel Cinematic Universe has allowed the latter to stay true to its source material and inclusion of characters from pre-MCU films.
According to Collider, there are two things that went wrong with pre-Disney-owned Marvel films. The first one is that none of the films connect to one another. Secondly, the rights to the Marvel characters are now scattered across multiple film companies.
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