Disney is inching closer to a purchase of Fox's film and television production studios, which could mean the Fantastic Four will one day appear onscreen alongside Marvel Studios heroes Captain America, Iron Man and Thor. Until that day, however, we have this retro mashup trailer for Avengers: Infinity War to hold us over.
Darth Blender combines footage from such classics of the 1970s, '80s and '90s as Captain America, Dr. Strange, The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD, The Fantastic Four and Flash Gordon to imagine what would happen in the Avengers, Fantastic Four and Guardians of the Galaxy joined forces to battle ... a blue-skinned Ming the Merciless? No, wait, that's Max von Sydow as Thanos.
Fans have long imagined what Marvel Studios could do with the X-Men and Fantastic Four. It's not too much of a stretch to assume we'd one day see a crossover of this size a Disney/Fox deal comes to fruition.
Debuting May 4, 2018, Avengers: Infinity War is a production of Marvel Studios directed by Joe and Anthony Russo starring Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. Avengers 4 is expected to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.