Originally Posted by psylockolussus
Well to be fair, Marvel only got the movie rights back for Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Blade and Punisher because the movies that were released for those characters weren't massive hits and except for Ghost Rider, the studio were simply not that interested to them because if they were, they would have continued the series by either rebooting them on time like Spider-Man or they will just release a new movie like with the X-Men.
It's pretty obvious that Marvel/Disney is creeping closer though. By saying they are using Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Avengers 2, rather than Wasp or Warbird or Vision for instance, then they are slightly undermining the X-franchise as much as they can. Two mutant children of the X-franchise's key, long-standing villain will now appear in Marvel's films. And when Disney bought up the Star Wars series, Fox had to scrap its 3D re-releases of the existing films.
The onus is on Fox to deliver the goods. I hope that pressure is felt in a positive way in making the X-Men films as good as possible, so that they finally get the box office they deserve. I don't know how long Singer's going to stick around before he gets weary and goes off to another project like Battlestar, Excalibur, etc. It's a shame there isn't a Whedon waiting in the wings - someone who knows the comics inside out and is able to translate that to the big screen in a monumental way.