With Marvel/Disney and Warner/DC, it’s no surprise that Fox wants to build their own Superhero Cinematic Universe. And now, director Bryan Singer (X-Men 1 & 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past) officially confirms there’s been talks about the idea of having X-Men and Fantastic Four crossing paths in one movie.
“Those ideas are in play… That would be a natural match-up because they’re both ensemble films and there is a natural mechanism by which to do it… It deals with time. That’s all I’m going to say.”
The X-Men franchise is clearly one of Fox’s most successful one. With having four prequels/sequels (X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and two spin-offs (X-Men Origiins: Wolverine, The Wolverine) and at least six more films in the future (Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit, Third Wolverine Movie, X-Force, The New Mutants), one would think everything is getting bigger and would clashing their world into the world of Fantastic Four be possible in the future. Now, it is.
Fox began to launch the Fantastic Four in a film in 2005 with a sequel in 2007. It was formulaic, cliched and ordinary and critics bashed it for being bad resulting for the franchise to stop. In 2009, Fox announced that a reboot of the first superhero team in in the works. Josh Trank was announced as the director of the reboot on 2012. Then casting began with Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B Jordan and Jamie Bell as the Fantastic Four and Toby Kebell as Doom.
The film opens next month, August 5 in Philippine cinemas. The 3D conversion was cancelled and will just be released in 2D format.
X-Men and Fantastic Four is distributed by 20th Century Fox through Warner Bros.