Entertainment Weekly (via SFX) is putting two and two together that the Fantastic Four and the X-Men could share a movie universe. The next incarnation of the Fantastic Four is slated for the overcrowded 2015. The new film will be directed by Chronicle’s Josh Trank. With all the speculation of a Superman/ Batman film and The Avengers racking in the big bucks, superhero crossover films are Hollywood’s obvious choice for giant paydays. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Fox, who owns the movie rights to both the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, will deliver a cross over film.
From EW: “A possible answer to that question comes from Mark Millar, the comic book writer (and creator of Kick-Ass) who has been working for Fox as a “creative consultant” since last year. In the new issue of SFX, Millar is asked whether the new Fantastic Four will share a universe with the X-Men, and says: “Without question I think you have to see some of these guys showing up in each other’s movies.” That might read as kind of a non-answer answer, but given that the hot new thing with superhero franchises is to A) pump them out every two years, andB) create intra-continuity crossovers as soon as possible, it’s plausible that the FF and the X-M will share the screen in just a few years. (Fox did not respond to EW’s email for comment, probably because any potential FF-X-Men movie depends on the financial success of two films released in May 2014 and March 2015, respectively).”
This makes a lot of sense. However, I immediately thought of a huge cast and too many characters. Then I remembered X-Men Days of Future Past which is essentially bringing two franchises together. If that film works, arriving May 2014, we will certainly see an X-Men vs Fantastic Four movie before the end of the decade.
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