20th Century Fox just announced their Marvel film slate up to 2018 and it ping-pongs between the X-Men and Fantastic Four right up until July 13, 2018, where an untitled Marvel movie blockbuster sits, waiting for us to throw speculation at it.
Here’s the slate of films:
- May 23, 2014: X-Men Days of Future Past
- June 19, 2015: Fantastic Four
- May 27, 2016: X-Men Apocalypse
- March 3, 2017: The Wolverine 2
- July 14, 2017: Fantastic Four 2
- July 13, 2018: ????
Various sites are guessing various things. Comic Book Movie thinks that some X-Men related film is likely, since there’s an X-Force in development. But we’d like to consider the possibility that something far more exciting might be taking place in 2018. Something big. No, something literally BIG.
Odds are this is not the case. A Galactus movie would heavily involve the Fantastic Four and unless they shot a Galactus movie at the same time as FF2 then there would simply be no time to produce a film the following year.
But it might be in 20th Century Fox’s best interest to do so, considering that Avengers 3 is going to be cosmic-sized and will probably stomp all over any other superhero movie that year. In response Fox might need to go big or go home, so to speak.
And we want Galactus! Not some random friggin’ cloud from Fantastic Four: Rise of the Machines or whatever it was. Give us Galactus in all his purple blue glory! Give us the FF and Doom and whoever else Fox has the rights to facing off against this eater of worlds! (And also have the solution to getting rid of Galactus be from what they did in the Ultimate Universe because that was super cool. Huge moral quandaries are super cool!)
We rest our case.