Marvel in recent years has been quite successful in everything that they have done. But with its success it still has a lot of flaws. Marvel has quite a fragmented universe. Rights of different super heroes remain scattered among different production houses and it appears to be quite a mess. This situation becomes an alarming one for the fans as well. Fans have brand loyalties to different characters, and might not fully understand the profit and games played at a corporate level.
But despite all the uncertainty, Stan Lee remains quite optimistic. Stan at the Wizard World Nashville assured fans of not to get worried. He regarding the issue said that “Sooner or later, they’re going to get the rights back to all our characters. They’re working on it, and they’re still making X-Men movies and stuff. Don’t worry about it. You’ll get more Marvel superheroes than you’ll have time to look at in the next few years.”
The X-Men and the Fantastic Four have always remained an integral part of the Marvel comic universe. The most important and lethal villains such as the likes of Doom and Apocalypse have emerged from the franchises. Thus for Marvel to attain the rights of these series will be a great booster.
The disappointment among the fans is not only limited to the comic universe but also has extended to the gaming universe as well. The Marvel vs Capcom series excludes players from the X-Men and Fantastic Four series leaving Marvel fans almost helpless against the complete Capcom roster. In addition to Stan there have also been others that have expressed optimism.
Mike Evans for instance said that the omission of these characters had nothing to do with owning rights to them and also indicated that he expects to see these characters in the game in the future