Originally Posted by xeno000
According to "sources," Marvel never asked Fox to "give them back the rights" to FF. The proposed deal was that Fox would allow Marvel to use only Galactus and the Silver Surfer in its films, not the FF. Marvel would not have even gotten the complete rights to the two characters back, only limited usage in films, similar to the deal Fox worked out with Sony for use of the Kingpin in Daredevil.
Semantics, Marvel wanted something from Fox dealing with FF and Fox said no. Therefore, it's not hard to conclude FF and everything dealing with it are important to Fox