Re: The Official "Get Marvel's Rights Back!" Thread
Has Fantastic Four even had any news since that article? Was Fox actually thinking of Josh Trank, or was that just a rumour started up by someone? If it was just a rumour, then I'd expect the F4 rights to revert back this year.
I know there's been news on the Daredevil front, though, with David Slade putting up some announcements via his Twitter.
Incorporating the F4 into the MCU could be one of Marvel's best moves. In regards to any connections - I'm pretty sure Reed would decline any offer from SHIELD to become 'SHIELD scientists/agents or a SHIELD funded and operated team (much like The Avengers Initiative)'. I'm sure an explanation could be thought of to explain the F4's whereabouts during Loki's invasion, too. References/cameos by Tony Stark and Hank Pym primarily are a big must in my opinion.
The way I see it - the Fantastic Four shouldn't be overcrowded with connections and references.