Fox and Marvel Sue Sony and Revolution
Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Enterprises are suing Sony Pictures and Revolution Studios to thwart the release of Zoom’s Academy. The plaintiffs allege that the film contains contents similar to X-Men and infringes on the series. They are asking the court to order Sony and Revolution to remove infringing material from their script and not to market or release their film in a way that unfairly trades off the success of the X-Men comics or films.
The copyright infringement lawsuit, filed Monday in a California federal court, also alleges Sony and Revolution engaged in unfair competition by moving up the release of their film to before the release of X-3 — the newest installment of X-Men — on May 26, 2006.