It's the dream of every Marvel fan to see our beloved characters share the same cinematic universe. We basically have to pretend that they don't, since the rights to so many of them are spread out across the various studios. But what about a crossover between characters whose rights are owned by the same company?
Mark Millar was brought on to oversee all comic-book related properties for Fox. He has been helping "Chronicle" director Josh Trank get his vision of the rebooted "Fantastic Four" film to the big-screen. We also have Bryan Singer's next X-Men film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" currently in production. Fans of course wonder if with the timing of "Fantastic Four" coming out after "X-Men: Days of Future Past", could we finally see a crossover between these two sets of characters?
When asked the question, Millar responded, "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."
This of course peaked our interest and made it definitely seem like that reality could not be too far off. Millar isn't taking the prospect of a crossover lightly, however. He certainly seems to know the magnitude and development needed for such a decision.
On the game plan, Millar said, "Following that Marvel model, we want to establish things first. If you had a Fantastic Four relaunch, and Wolverine and the X-Men were in it, I think it would distract you from the Fantastic Four. You can make people aware that they’re existing in the same universe without making it a big crossover movie but it would be an injustice to the Fantastic Four not to make their first movie all about them."
News of this "planned" crossover flooded the internet, then forcing Millar to set the record straight. While this may still be the general intention, nothing is officially planned yet. Millar took to Twitter to say the following:
"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."
"News sites get very excited about very obvious answers, but the Chinese whispers thing is frustrating. There is NO crossover planned."
Well there you have it. A little hope for a shared cinematic universe but nothing is set just yet, so don't get too excited.
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