The Washington Post has revealed that Fox has only been informally approached by Sony meaning talks are in the very early stages, but they reportedly are after the same assets Disney and Comcast are also after. Sony has struggled with output for a while, and so such a deal would see them gaining a lot of new and established IPs to exploit. The most notable of course is that of Fox’s ‘X-Men’ franchise.
While Sony has a pre-existing deal with Marvel Studios over ‘Spider-Man,’, reaching the same style agreement over ‘X-Men’ and ‘Fantastic Four’ rights are hardly guaranteed. But the chance of an ‘X-Men’ and ‘Spider-Man’ crossover are HIGHLY likely!
More on this as it unfolds.
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