X-Force film is dead: Three reasons why it’s a good idea

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NEW YORK – AUGUST 31: A Marvel Fantastic Four comic book is seen for sale at St. Mark’s Comics August 31, 2009 in New York City. The Walt Disney Co. announced that it plans to acquire Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion in stock and cash, bringing 5,000 Marvel characters including Spider Man and Incredible Hulk under the Disney umbrella. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

3. Fantastic Four deserves better

For starters, Fox failed to successfully reboot the Fantastic Four. Their last attempt was a set back for the franchise. Fans and critics alike panned the movie. Barely anyone had anything to say and the scores on Rotten Tomatoes were dreadful.  The bad reviews saw the film gross just under $168 million on an estimated $120 million production budget.

Still. Fox had no plans on slowing down their Fantastic Four inspired films. In fact, Legion’s Noah Hawley completed the script for a Doctor Doom solo movie. Fans aren’t likely to see Doctor Doom happening, at least not with Fox.

The merger doesn’t mean a Doctor Doom movie can’t happen. This just gives Disney a chance to incorporate the Fantastic Four into the MCU using Doctor Doom. In fact, the Joe Russo hoped the merger didn’t stop Hawley’s Doctor Doom from being made.  Who knows? Maybe the Russo Brothers can bring Hawley’s script to life in the MCU.

This could introduce a new supremely power villain into the MCU. More importantly, it can make the Fantastic Four’s transition into the MCU an easy one.