Yeah, but that's throwing good money after bad out of spite. Eventually Fox shareholders would revolt about the studio trying to keep a franchise going they can't get to work, and the rights will lapse and Marvel Studios will be waiting to snatch them back - just like they did with Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Hulk and Punisher.
"I'm not smart so much as I am not dumb." - Harlan Ellison
My only concern is none of those companies who held those properties(if I remember correctly)were Fox, the corporate giant. Fox has money on tap and may just decide to let it ride one last time to further their attempt at their own shared universe with the X-Men.
Oh Yeah I forgot about the shared universe thing. They'll definitely want to try that. But then again if the FF reboot flops there will be no benefit to an X-Men/FF crossover. They would just be better off expanding on the X-Universe. There's plenty to work with right there.
This movie does have some things going against it. Other than being a reboot of a franchise most people consider "meh" at best, it's set to come out a month after Avengers 2. It's opening the same day as Pixar's Inside Out. Which may end up costing them the family audience. And Jurassic World and Terminator 5 are also coming out around the same time.
The Incredible Hulk underperformed for similar reasons. Being a reboot of a movie most people still had a bad tastes in their mouths from(there's still people that think it was a sequel). Coming out in a very crowded summer in between Iron Man and The Dark Knight.
Honestly I'm wondering if they actually filmed anything. This twitter Q and A was revealed as a fake. That Thing bust sculpt was revealed as a fake. There was no news at Comic Con a few weeks ago. No production stills. No poster has been revealed, heck there hasn't even been a logo revealed yet. The only piece of evidence that this movie is being made is a selfie of four actors in street close standing on a sidewalk, and this is scheduled for release in 10 months...
Is Fox pulling a Corman and "making" a Fantastic Four film to sit on the rights or what?
It was posted from the same fake and now deleted twitter(@josh_trank) as the phony Q and A. We've gotten more updates on this from a prankster pretending to be Trank than we have from the real director.
Add to these the horrible miscasting of everyone, especially a 12 year old looking Reed Richards and scrawny Ben Grimm, and we have not a faithful adaptation of a beloved comic, nor do we even have a fresh spin on an existing concept. We have a desperate, low budget rights grab to keep Disney from cashing in on what Fox considers their toy, even though they refuse to play with it correctly.