A couple of weeks ago, it was rumored that Marvel Comics would be cancelling their two Fantastic Four titles because Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter didn’t want to help promote the new Fantastic Four movie as apparently Disney is said to be at odds with Fox Studios, who also owns the film rights to the X-Men (which Disney isn’t thrilled about).
Interestingly enough, the rumor of the cancellation was confirmed by Marvel’s main pr site, Comic Book Resources.
Now at this weekend’s comic book convention in NYC, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Publishing and head editor, Tom Brevoort, stated Fantastic Four will still be published in 2015 (the Fantastic Four movie’s release), but offered that by the month of May it could potentially be cancelled to due their big “Time Runs Out” event (via Newsarama).
I’m going to publish it. It will have four characters in it! I presume that James Robinson will write that all the way into the future. At least until Time Runs Out, then anything can happen.
“Time Runs Out” kicks off this September that sees Jonathan Hickman time-jump Avengers #35 and New Avengers #24 eight months into the future.
Marvel also previously released the following teaser teasing “it” will happen May 2015 that will force Marvel to do something the company has never done in its 75 years.
The Fantastic Four movie has a June 19, 2015 release.