There’s been lots of talk of an X-Men and Fantastic Four crossover movie, and I guess it makes sense since both are currently owned by Fox. However, do fans actually want it, and I am expecting that the idea will probably be based on how well Josh Trank’s new Fantastic Four performs at the box office.
However, X-Men director Bryan Singer has said that plans are already in motion, and while producer Simon Kinberg thinks joining the two is a bad idea (it renders the Fantastic Four superpowers a little less enticing), a braintrust has been setup for the two franchises to meet.
Singer confirmed that ideas are already in place:
“Those ideas are in play,” Singer confirmed to Yahoo!. “That would be a natural match-up because they’re both ensemble films and there is a natural mechanism by which to do it.”
So what is that “natural mechanism”? “It deals with time,” said Singer.
So this could mean either the new X-Men characters moving into the future, as they are based in the 80’s in X-Men: Apocalypse, or the Fantastic Four moving back in time.
Either way, it appears that the crossover WILL be happening, and it all depends on Fantastic Four’s box office returns as to how important it will be.
While on the subject of the Fantastic Four, a couple of character clips have been released, check them out below.
Directed by Josh Trank, Fantastic Four stars Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Miles Teller as Reed Richards and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm.
Fantastic Four arrives in UK cinemas on 6th August.
FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.