FOX and Marvel fighting over X-Men?

The future of “X-Men 4″ lies in the balance


According to everyone’s favourite one-stop shop for mutant news, Xmenfilms.net, there’s a kafuffle brewing between Marvel and Twentieth Century Fox concerning the film franchise – one that could see a stake driven through the heart of an “X-Men 4”.

Though the studio has let it be known that they aren’t ruling out future “X-Men” films – referring to ensemble tag team efforts, not the spin-off films – recent disagreements between the comic troupe and the studio indicate that the partnership may be souring. As a result, Marvel may be taking the superheroes elsewhere.

Whilst Marvel and Sony are ecstatic with their relationship – and as a result are said to be already planning a “Spider-Man 4” – Marvel aren’t so keen on working with Fox on another “X-Men” sequel.

“Marvel has an alternate plan for the future of these movies. One that Fox is reluctant to take seriously”, says the site. “However, they may have little choice in the matter because ultimately the X-Men are Marvel’s characters” and Marvel has been making “even bigger steps to control and have more say in the production of their movies”.