So, you may have read on Bleeding Cool, that Marvel sources told us that Marvel would be pulling the Fantastic Four title from the schedules for the duration of the promotion of Fox's Fantastic Four movie, as a result of Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter's dissatisfaction with the Fox Studios situation, regarding the property. We may ave mentioned it a few times, and CBR was on hand to corroborate the news that the titles was, at least than, planned to go on hiatus.
Todat at the NYC Special Edition show, on the Marvel Next Big Thing Panel, Marvel's VPP Tom Brevoort was asked for his plans for Fantastic Four in 2015, saying
I am going to publish it, and it will have four characters in it. I'll presume James Robinson will write that all the way into the future. At least until time runs out and then anything can happen.
Peter David later added, jokingly,
Squirrel Girl, Hercules, Creep, and Ghost Rider are the new Fantastic Four.
So what can we deduce from this, as a Bleeding Cool family? Here are some options.
- We were totally wrong about everything, Fantastic Four isn't being put on hiatus and will be published as normal – or at least it will be now…
- Fantastic Four will be published up until the Time Runs Out event in May 2015 and then go on hiatus, which is about the time that publicity for the Fantastic Four movie will ramp up for its June release.
- Could possibly Fantastic Four comic will still exist but with a different cast. A very different cast. And very different to the movie – a creative solution to Perlmutter's demand.
- As you were… we're getting another creative solution, the Fall And Rise Of The Fantastic Four, including a hiatus, to an emotional business demand from on high.
So… what do we reckon folks? Anyone fancy sticking their neck out, like Mr Fantastic?