Ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe started taking off, "shared universes" have become hot commodities at several rival studios. Universal Pictures is putting together a monster movie universe based on their iconic horror movie characters, and Paramount put together a whole team of writers to develop Transformers 5 along with a slew of spinoffs and other sequels. Along with Deadpool, X-Men and Fantastic Four, 20th Century Fox is also developing a Gambit spinoff.
It's possible that the studio is simply waiting to see how Fantastic Four performs at the box office before announcing any shared universe or crossover plans. While we'll have to wait a few days for the box office results, the nation's critics certainly haven't responded favorably to Fantastic Four. The superhero reboot has just a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with only 13 positive reviews out of 138. Then again, the blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction went on to earn over $1 billion worldwide with just an 18% rating, so anything is possible.Read More
Cryptic remarks, indeed. When he mentions the word 'time', it could be taken in a number of many different directions. As he hints, these movie franchise both have ensemble casts that are some of the biggest in the superhero genre. It will be incredibly difficult to get everyone together, with all of their busy schedules sorted out, as some of the most sought after actors in Hollywood currently make up these two teams. Then, of course, when he utters the word 'time', he may be talking about the plot of the crossover itself. X-Men: Days of Future Past was, at its core, a time travel movie. And the events that played out greatly altered the X-Men movie series timeline. X-Men: Apocalypse will also have time travel elements, and the new Fantastic Four reboot deals with alternate plains of existence. So, his remarks could be viewed with a two-edged connotation.
With the altered timeline set up by X-Men: Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer has been able to right some of the wrongs of the previous movies. He's even bringing back some fan favorite characters, recast with younger actors who will surely carry the franchise into the future. The earlier rumor suggests that Bryan Singer will direct The Fantastic Four 2, taking over for Josh Trank. He will establish the ideas that Mutants exist in that world, with a story that will directly lead into the X-Men/Fantastic Four Crossover Movie, which he'll also direct. Its been said that 20th Century fox doesn't want to lose the combination of director Bryan Singer and producer Simon Kinberg, who understand both franchises, and are the only ones who can properly build their own version of Marvel's Cinematic universe, incorporating both franchises.Read More
With 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four hitting theaters next month, there has been plenty of speculation lately that the reboot could lead to a crossover with the X-Men franchise, especially since both properties are produced by Simon Kinberg. Today, an unconfirmed rumor surfaced that claims the studio wants Bryan Singer to direct The Fantastic Four 2, which will lead into an X-Men and Fantastic Four crossover movie. This crossover is the same project that we reported on last month, with 20th Century Fox considering a 2018 release.
There is no word yet on whether the studio has hired a screenwriter to tackle the story for this X-Men and Fantastic Four crossover, but if Bryan Singer does direct this superhero movie after next year's X-Men: Apocalypse, it would seem likely that some of the X-Men mutants could at least have a cameo in The Fantastic Four 2. The studio reportedly thinks that the combination of director Bryan Singer and producer Simon Kinberg, who understand both franchises, could be their version of Marvel's Kevin Feige, using the filmmakers to create a cinematic universe for both of the franchises.Read More
If you're going to be in the country, you might as well support their team! That's director Bryan Singer's thought, anyway, as he continues to shoot his latest sequel X-Men: Apocalypse in Montreal. The man, who is responsible for launching the X-Men franchise, which kicked off in 2000, was spotted sporting a custom made jersey for local hockey team The Canadiens. The team tweeted out the photo, which brings us back to an iconic location from the Marvel comics.
Yes, this latest set image from X-Men: Apocalypse takes us inside the X-Mansion for a look at shooting. We can almost make out star Nicholas Hoult, who returns to reprise his role as popular mutant Beast. Though, we don't know too much more about the scene taking place here. The film is the third in a trilogy that started with 2011's X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn, and continued with last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past, directed by Bryan Singer. This latest installment is set in the year 1983.Read More
If this turns out to be true, it certainly makes a lot of sense. Bryan Singer and Hugh Jackman kicked off the franchise together way back in 2000 with the original X-Men. The series is clearly going in a new direction as it brings in younger actors to replace some of the cast members that appeared throughout the series. X-Men: Apocalypse is said to close out the trilogy started by X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, the later of which started a new timeline and abolished all of the events seen in Bryan Singer's past X-Men movies.
It isn't quite clear what lies in store for the X-Men franchise following X-Men: Apocalypse, but it's likely that Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) and Sophie Turner (Jean Grey) will be back, perhaps for their own new trilogy.Read More