QUOTE(Psychosyndrom @ Aug 8 2012, 17:10)
Just because they are using the name does not mean they are going to adapt the story completely.
It won't be a straight adaptation of the actual comic story but it seems a fairly safe bet they'll take the basic plot (a member of the X-Men travels back in time to try and stop a catastrophic event and change the future) and that basic plot is going to be where they run into continuity problems. Although I suppose what they could do is have someone travel from the 80's or 90's to the 60's which would deal with part of that problem and pretty much all of it if you go alternate time lines and the X-Men 'fix' the problem allowing the trilogy to take place as is.
QUOTE(atticus @ Aug 8 2012, 17:30)
It would be good to know which company owns the rights to which characters. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch for example fit into the X-men verse but The Avengers could have dibs on them.
Interesting to note that this point came up in an interview with Kevin Feige (head of Marvel Studios) and he essentially said that Fox and Marvel both have shared ownership of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. If Fox want to use them in an X-Men film they can and if Marvel want to use them in an Avengers film they can And presumably they can both use them simultaneously if they really wanted to. The Skrulls also have some degree of shared ownership as well. Presumably also with Fox who own the Fantastic Four. Apart from that the characters are all apparently pretty cut and dry on the ownership front.
Sony own anything Spiderman. Fox own anything X-Men, Fantastic Four and currently Dare Devil. And I think Marvel now own everything else (but I might be forgetting something).
Kingpin is the only character I'm slightly unsure on. Although since he appeared in Dare Devil I assume Fox own him and not Sony (and that it isn't shared ownership).This post has been edited by Mister R: Aug 8 2012, 16:56