During a recent interview with Variety, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige discussed the possibility of a deal between Fox and Marvel for properties like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, similar to their deal with Sony for Spider-Man.
On a possible deal with Fox: “It’s an impossibility at this juncture. We certainly have enough films to keep us busy for a number of lifetimes.”
On other comic movies and possible competition: “What other people are adapting from the comics medium, I watch with as much interest as I do any other movies. Because I’m a fan, and I want to see what other people are doing in the world. I’ve always believed in expanding the definition of what a Marvel Studios movie could be. We try to keep audiences coming back in greater numbers by doing the unexpected and not simply following a pattern or a mold or a formula.”
On greenlighting films with lesser-known characters: “I feel anxiety about every scene and every character in every movie we’ve ever made. That’s why when you sit down for your first test screening, you’re nauseated. It would be hubris to think people are going to love everything you put in front of them.”