Originally Posted by Zarex
The interesting thing about this situation is that while the FF IP rights likely aren't worth very much to FOX, the rights to the First Family, Doom, Galactus, the Surfer and the Skrulls are of great value to Marvel as the company moves to Phase 3 and beyond. So whether or not FOX is actually planning on putting a couple of hundred million into a reboot, we're going to be treated by a stream of upbeat production updates from Millar until FOX is forced to fish or cut bait. To use Millar's own words regarding the JL film, the FF reboot looks like "an excellent way of losing $200 million".
Who says Fox owns the Skrulls outright? Does Fox own those character/alien race outright along with the FF team,Doom Galatus and the Surfer? Being Marvel has Namor, The Inhumans and Black Panther (All originating for the Lee/Kirby era of the FF) who says they even have rights to FF characters and villains outside of the aforementioned? I think that in itself is a big bargaining chip to restructure the original 1994 movie licensing deal concerning the FF at least.