By Smart_Dork_Dude 21 Comments
The current rumor floating around is that Fox is planning to merge their Fantastic Four and X-Men franchises. Okay to me this would be a disaster. Fantastic Four doesn't lend itself to the X-Men styled universe. They have powers like mutants, but the Fantastic Four have always been loved in the Marvel universe by the general populace. They're celebrities AND superheroes. Public identities, and even despite Thing's monster-like appearance is an accepted hero who people have little, if any, trouble with. Yeah, doesn't really sound like it would mesh well with a universe where people with powers are hated and feared.
The F4 would work a lot better in Marvel Cinematic Universe in that respect, especially considering the fact they've had more to do with the Avengers than the X-Men over the years. In fact Reed and Sue were Avengers for a time, as was Ben, and I think Johnny was at one point in an alternate universe. My point is that for the Fantastic Four to be portrayed properly they would need to be in a universe where people are more accepting of people with powers. The Marvel Cinematic universe is perfect for this. Now Spider-Man would work in an X-Men styled universe. He's usually portrayed as the hero no one likes in New York, therefore he fits right in with a universe of hated mutants.