Re: The Official "Get Marvel's Rights Back!" Thread
I'd heard that the current Marvel contracts contained clauses to prevent anyone from retaining the rights to characters if they attempt to produce poor-quality, low-budget garbage just for the sake of retaining the rights. I think only theatrically released films count towards renewing the contracts, also. They can't just keep churning out direct-to-video stuff.
As for the 94 FF film, I don't think Fox was necessarily involved in that. Could be wrong, though. It was, however, definitely produced to retain the rights for the company making it at the time.
Phase 1 >>> IM - TIH - IM2 - Thor - CA: TFA - The Avengers
Phase 2 >>> Iron Man 3 - Thor: TDW - Captain America: TWS - Guardians of the Galaxy - The Avengers 2 - S.H.I.E.L.D.
Phase 3 >>> Ant-Man - Doctor Strange