Originally Posted by BMM
Superman rebooted after 7 years and Spider-Man after 5. As for X-Men, I'm curious to know just how long Fox has between films before the rights revert back to Marvel. Fox waited 8 years between Daredevil related properties before finally relinquishing the rights last year (?), and it will be 8 years between Fantastic Four films if the reboot ever gets off the ground. Perhaps we're looking at a similar time frame with X-Men, though I can't see Fox just sitting on the rights for as long as it did Daredevil and Fantastic Four.
With Daredevil they tried a spin off and it bombed badly. With FF there isn't really any spin-off potential there (from reports the Surfer & Galactus are considered as a separate deal, though I stand to be corrected on that if anyone has better info).
With X-Men though Fox can extend the rights with any X-Men related
title. 'The Wolverine' reset the timer for example. A Deadpool flick in between an X-Men film would that too. As would X-Force, X-Factor etc. The list of mutant characters or mutant books to play with is rather extensive.
And Fox do have the movie rights to all
of Marvels mutants with (afaik) just a couple of overlaps (Quicksilver & the Scarlet Witch).
Edit: There is one exception in Namor.