Will ‘Fantastic Four’ and ‘X-Men’ Team Up? Fox’s Mark Millar on Their Shared Cinematic Universe
Not content to stand idly by while Marvel and Warner Bros./DC Comics build sweeping superhero universes that span multiple movies, 20th Century Foxnow acknowledges that the ‘Fantastic Four‘ and ‘X-Men‘ films share the same cinematic universe. Does this mean the two teams could crossover in the future?
Lest you think this a frivolous rumor, the news comes straight from Fox’s creative consultant on their Marvel movies, Mark Millar, who dished to SFX. When asked if we might see the rebooted characters from 2015′s ‘Fantastic Four’ film meet up with the ‘X-Men’ somewhere down the line, Millar responded thusly:
Without question I think you have to see some of these guys showing up in each other’s movies. I think the most exciting thing in superhero movies, until ‘The Avengers’ came along, was when Nick Fury showed up in ‘Iron Man.’ Even though it was a guy with an eye patch, it was really cool – and I expect we will see more of that.
UPDATE: To both clarify his statements and shatter the hopes of many a fan, Millar released a statement, saying, “I keep seeing ‘news’ that X-Men & FF movies are crossing over. No, they’re not. They exist in same universe but movies stand alone.”
These first two movies were not very good, but I’m quite sentimental towards them. I took my youngest daughter to see the first one, she was only 5 when it came out, and she thought it was the best film ever made. At the end, when Johnny Storm says, “Flame on!” for the first time, she thanked me for taking her to see it. So even though it was a crap movie that memory makes me sort of like it in a strange way. For the new one all they have to do is make it great. It sounds obvious and it is. Sam Raimi gave us a great Spider-Man. Christopher Nolan gave us a great Batman. So a brilliant director is probably the most important thing for a great Fantastic Four. Tim Story was seen as an odd choice for ‘Fantastic Four,’ but when you have a Josh Trank, you know you are in safe hands.
You heard him, Josh Trank. Just make it great. Pretty simple.
‘Fantastic Four’ opens on March 6, 2015.