With the imminent release of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four and Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse hitting the headlines with some shiny new pictures, talk has returned to the possibility of a shared cinematic universe between the two Fox Marvel properties.
Speaking to Yahoo Movies, Singer teased the fact that it is definitely being talked about.
““Those ideas are in play,” he said. “That would be a natural match-up because they’re both ensemble films and there is a natural mechanism by which to do it.”
As for what that natural mechanism is, he only gave away a little teaser. “It deals with time. That’s all I’m going to say.”
Of course, the fact is that Fox will want to see what the reaction to Fantastic Four, and X-Men: Apocalypse is before they commit to crossing the streams of their two franchises. “We’ll have to see how the films turn out,” explained Singer. “To just say you’re going to do it would be a mistake, you have to see how the films evolve before you make that decision to completely commit to that.”
While we’re kind of instinctively wary of any studio attempting to share universes before their time in an attempt to replicate Marvel’s success, there’s certainly a lot of scope for a Fantastic Four/X-Men crossover, and we like the fact that they’d only be blending two cinematic “universes.” Hmm…could be good.
Fantastic Four is released on 6 August in UK cinemas. X-Men: Apocalypse is in cinemas on 19 May 2016 in the UK and 27 May 2016 in the US. You can buy X-Men: Days Of Future Past on Blu-ray 3D for £9.99 from Amazon.co.uk. Get all the latest comic book movie news with every issue of SciFiNow.