Originally Posted by Willie Lumpkin
I can't say what the details are or if this is even 100% accurate, but I remember a Fox rep several years ago basically saying that if they made a Surfer film, that would extend the FF rights and vice versa.
If that's correct, I'm wondering about the wording of the contract. If a Surfer film would extend the FF rights, is it possible that a Torch appearance in an X-Men film (for example) would also extend the rights? That's a scary possibility. I hope Marvel has wording to prevent something like that.
I doubt it only if only that can it could be challenged if appearing in a separate property not related to the FF and studios usually don't like to pay lawyers. I don't see them being that it too gray of a area.. Studios do things that they know legally that they can do ala the Quicksilver issue