Since Fox is continuing to obstinately push forward with X-Men Films and holding hostage franchises with wasted potential like Fantastic Four and Daredevil, are we supposed to simply write them off as a separate universe from the one Marvel Studios has created? Marvel Studio's Triumph: I ask this because Marvel is on a seerrrrrrious roll right now. Avengers, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, etc. have all taken the entire genre to an entirely new level of sophistication and frankly, I'm spoiled as hell now. Personally-speaking, looking back at any Fox-created films nowadays is just irritating because Marvel has proven that the creative developers at Fox have consistently short-changed the true...well, fantasy element that makes these films great. The Chris Evans Factor: While I am in love with Chris Evans as Captain America (and believe the actor is being better utilized), we must admit that Marvel's plucking him from Fox's franchise sorta cancels it out, doesn't it? I mean, there would be no way for the actor to play both roles simitaneously (not that Fox & Co. could pay him enough to do it anyway). And using the same FF cast again with a new Human Torch actor would be just so glaringly obvious. I've always secretly hoped for a Secret Wars styled feature film with ALL of these heroes from ALL the properties dealing with a Thanos-level crisis one day. And, as the comic from the 80s shows, Reed Richards and Doctor Doom play a pivotal role in Secret Wars. For as awesome as Marvel Studios has things set up right now, how could they move forward that that concept--or any other crossover concept for that matter--with Chris Evans at the helm of Avengers? Which brings me to... Crossover Potential: Marvel is basically on a "pollinating" binge right now--they are planting a lot of seeds for future growth. At times they'll need to continue to bring in more of their characters to further their own film's storylines. Already they've been successful in "borrowing" characters from other studios i.e. Hulk for participation in their projects. I could see them bring Spider-Man into the mix in the future as well. But somehow...I'm not seeing X-Men as part of this new Marvel film world. Ditto for the FF. How do you guys feel? Do we have two separate universes with alternate realities on film now, or is all of it existing in the same timeline?