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Old 05-08-2013, 09:42 PM   #16
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Default Re: Who owns the rights to the Kingpin?

I suspect, even if Marvel technically has the live action TV rights, they won't overly use them as a loophole. For one thing, it would create a mess continuity-wise that they probably don't wish to deal with, given that SHIELD is an in-continuity TV series. For another, wholesale use of X-Men in the TV show would probably give Fox a prima facie case for a law suit, on the grounds that it demonstrates bad faith and causes harm to the value of the IP they paid and contracted to use. I doubt they would actually *win* in the end, but it'd probably be enough to keep lawyers busy for years.

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