Marvel and Fox dispute continues. According Marvel's comic author Chris
Claremont, the company no longer allows its writers to create new characters
for "X-Men" graphic novel in an attempt to avoid giving Fox more toy to play with
on-screen in the mutant universe.
"I have to say quite honestly as I understand it now the X department is forbidden
to create new characters," Claremont opened up at the Phoenix Comic Con as
quoted by Bleeding Cool. "All because all new characters become the film property
of Fox." He added, "There will be no X-Men merchandising for the foreseeable
future because, why promote Fox material?"
It was previously revealed that Marvel would also close "The Fantastic Four" comic
series to avoid giving promotion, however small it might be, to Fox which is currently
rebooting the story for a 2015 movie. Marvel will end its First Family on June 30,
before the new F4 movie arrives in theaters on August 7 next year.