Twentieth Century Fox are hoping to really bring their Marvel movies in the right directions, turning them into A-grade quality flicks while still tying each one of them together in their own incarnation of their cinematic universe. While these properties may still be separated from their Marvel Studios brethren, Fox is trying their best to make movies like X-Men: Days of Future Past and the Fantastic Four reboot really shine. But will the two properties cross paths on the big screen one day?
Let’s just start off this article by debunking the obvious thought that’s running through people’s minds having to do with a potential crossover film between X-Men and Twentieth Century Fox’s rebooted Fantastic Four. While that may be a reality one day, it won’t be happening anytime soon in X-Men: Days of Future Past. We’re already dealing with a bunch of mutants, the last thing they need is a superhero team like the Fantastic Four popping up out of nowhere. Comic book writer Mark Millar, who’s now helping out Twentieth Century Fox figure out the right way to deal with their comic book properties, let a little line slip out last week where he praised Marvel Studios for the way they crossed over some of their big named properties together into The Avengers.
Then came the speculation. Does that mean that Twentieth Century Fox will be doing the same anytime soon with their properties? There could be at some point in the future, but Mark Millar went on Twitter clearly stating that it’s not happening anytime soon. So thanks to this no-news news, we essentially know that Fox does want to bring their comic book universe together, but it won’t be happening anytime soon. The closest we’re getting is the combination of several X-Men films into one with Days of Future Past, along with the inevitable tie-in of X-Force. It’s not like Fantastic Four has never merged together with X-Men, believe me they’ve done it several times in the comics, but Fox is still trying to put the pieces together for their reboot. It’s way too soon to be talking about crossover films for Fantastic Four. And since Marvel is so keen on getting their hands on some of their properties, who’s to say that they won’t try to make a bid at making a deal with Fox and trying to get some of their mutants back under their wing?
Would you want to see an X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover film at any point?