Fan Mitchell Carter wrote:
"Hey guys, I recently heard a small rumour that Fox is planning to merge their new Fantastic Four reboot with their existing X-Men film series. Have you heard anything similar? Do you think an alternate Fox/Marvel Universe will be as successful or as good as the Disney/Marvel counterpart? And how much does it hurt DC to be so far behind with their own shared cinematic universe?"
Speculative success of a Fox/Marvel merger
John Campea disclaimed that any rumors heard are not even based on fact, but Campea claimed with Matthew Vaughn's involvement in the reboot, one could speculate it as a possibility.
Vaughn had his involvement in "X-Men: First Class", so it would just stand to reason that this could launch into some kind of "start up" strategy that could launch into a string of cinematic hits. However, it would probably have a lot of catching up to do with the Disney/Marvel strategy, since one could not visualize the Fox/Marvel Universe having an equal amount of success.
Does this hurt DC?
Vaughn mentioned that this wouldn't be so and just because where someone else succeeds doesn't mean one will fail.
Also, El Mayimbe of Latino Review discussed that DC may even rise above the Marvel Cinematic universe simply because of Christopher Nolan's major involvement in the DC cinematic universe. In fact, by bringing Christian Bale on board as well in the Justice League, there's no telling what heights the DCU may achieve.