We all know by now that last years X-Men: Days of Future Past essentially ‘fixed’ most of the mistakes in previous and sometimes disappointing films in the X-Men film franchise. This year 20th Century Fox is back again in theaters with a movie about a different team of superheroes, none other than Marvel’s first family the Fantastic Four! Although not yet released the Fantastic Four reboot has received mostly negative reactions from fans around the world concerning the plot and it’s questionable casting decisions.
During this year’s Comic-Con, cast members from the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, Gambit and Fantastic Four posed together for a photo that unintentionally caused multiple rumors to surface online regarding a potential shared universe with all of 20th Century Fox’s properties, the same way Marvel has established their cinematic universe.
Those theories may actually turn out to be correct as revealed by X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer in an interview with Yahoo Movies concerning the possibility of a crossover between the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.
“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.”
Singer was quick to point out that it also depends on how well the Fantastic Four reboot does, before any decisions to actually move on with the crossover move forward.
“We’ll have to see how the films turn out. 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.”
So while the possibility is certainly there, it’s far from confirmed as any chance of a crossover is dependant on how well the reboot is received and judging from early fan responses we may not want to hold our breaths.
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