All the best Marvel characters Disney is getting from Fox
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding.
The news of Disney purchasing a large portion of Fox could've remained a bit of inside baseball if not for the creative implications it brought to one of the most beloved film franchises in modern history. Now, decades-old rights deals that kept Marvel Studios from using Marvel Comics characters owned by Fox are being dissolved, finally allowing for a long-impossible onscreen union of the Avengers with the X-Men and Fantastic Four.
Not every Marvel Comics character is on its way to Disney—Sony Pictures still has the rights to the characters from Spider-Man's comics, and Universal Pictures still has the rights to the expanded world of the Hulk. But aside from that, most of the Marvel Comics universe is now fair game for adaptation by its sister movie studio, meaning that even as the third and fourth Avengers movies wrap up one long story, the future of the universe is more wide open and unpredictable than ever. Here's the breakdown of all the most exciting Marvel characters Disney is getting from Fox.