Sunday, March 23, 2014

FUTURE FOUNDATION: Fox Names A Date For Fantastic Four 2, The Wolverine Sequel And An Unknown Marvel Movie

Yeowch! I still remember reading those two panels for the first time. Sure it resulted in the Thing wearing the most bucket and bland-ish masks of the 90's for a few issues, but damn what an impact. In an age where battles rarely left bruises (unless you were reading Frank Miller), this was one scar that was never going to heal if he kept picking - and it soon could be coming to Hollywood.

This weekend Fox unveiled a range of movie dates - three of which gave insight into their Marvel based movie plans. A sequel to The Wolverine is set for March 3, 2017 (sorry if that spoils Logan's survival chances for anyone in regards to the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past).

Before the first film is even in theatres (or cast), Fantastic Four also has a follow-up planned, with Fantastic Four 2 earmarked for July 14 2017.

An untitled Marvel film is also set for July 13, 2018. This could easily be a spin-off of either of Fox's Marvel licenses, like X-Force, Gambit or Silver Surfer - or possessing two of the flagship franchises of the House of Ideas, it could easily be a Secret Wars type crossover between the first family and the feared freaks - a brawl for it all at the least.

For those at home, that brings the Fox plan of attack to: X-Men: Days of Future Past - May 23, 2014, The Fantastic Four - June 19, 2015, X-Men: Apocalypse – May 27, 2016, Untitled The Wolverine sequel – March 3, 2017, The Fantastic Four 2 - July 14, 2017, Untitled Marvel movie – July 13, 2018.

 What do you think? 


  1. What are the odds Wolverine 3 will be ANY good, though? The first 2 are so bad- both in different ways- but still soooooo bad.

    If the Untitled movie is X-Force or X-Men/Fantastic Four I'll shit in my hand and throw it at passerbys with glee... If it just turns out to be that Magneto movie they've been threatening for years or any other X-Character spin-off- I'll probably just cry into an empty bottle. What do you really/realistically think it will be?

    By the way- that first panel- LOVED that moment. But damn did Thing wear that terrible-looking helmet for WAY too long!

    1. Hey King - he sure did! I never understood Things costume then. You take a visual like rock skin and shove it in a helmet and wrestling suit so you can't see that much. Point of difference gets forgotten to easily. If I was a betting man, I'd say X-Force. With Apocalypse on the cards, Fox would be stupid not to use Cable. Plus it could help them sort out the mess X3 made of Scott and Jean, who are kinda needed for Nathan to happen. Otherwise I'd love it to be a team-up. Just how to unite them? Genosha a Latverian state? Morlocks meet the Mole Man? Mutants made Heralds of Galactus? ...actually Purple pants is about survival of a species....

    2. Yeah- X-Force is the best bet, probably.
      -I remember hearing rumblings of that a few months ago.
      I'd honestly rather have a crossover. But, yeah- with setting up the Age of Apocalypse movie- X-Force is their best bet.

  2. Cannot believe the second FF film is already scheduled for release....considering no-one I know with any taste [certainly with any sense] actually wants to see the FIRST one[!].