Fox Has No Intentions for a FANTASTIC FOUR/X-MEN Crossover
Last year, rumors circulated that Fox was planning on making a crossover film between X-Men and Fantastic Four. Comic writer and reigning 'overseer' of Fox's Marvel films, Mark Millar was even called in. Millar was the start of the rumors. He was quoted telling SFX Magazine, "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." However, Fox wants to put the rumors to rest. According to Schmoes Know, there will be no crossover.
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Shortly after the original interview, Millar tweeted, "I keep seeing 'news' that X-Men & FF movies are crossing over. No, they're not. They exist in the same universe but movies stand alone."
Even so, the rumors persisted that there will indeed be a crossover until today. A source deemed reliable by Shmoes Know said that Fox will not be doing a crossover between the two. Their reasoning is that they want the Fantastic Four to be able to stand on its own without the help of X-Men. Fox wants Fantastic Four to do well enough that they can make multiple sequels and they can't see that happening if they rely on X-Men for its success.
Based on the comic "The Ultimate Fantastic Four," the contemporary update will focus on the characters as young men and women. Josh Trank will helm the pic with Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Gregory Goodman serving as producers. Tony Kebbell will join Miles Teller (Reid Richards/Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara (Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman), Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm/The Thing) and Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm/The Human Torch). The Fantastic Four is slated to bow June 19, 2015.