Tuesday, August 20, 2013

X VS 4: Mark Millar Says Fantastic Four And X-Men Movies Will Share The Same Universe

Is your fanboy (or fangirl) big-screen movie dream seeing The Thing make a 'fastball special' out of Wolverine? Or Shadowcat and the Invisible Woman comparing powers while taking out an army of skrulls? Storm whetting Human Torch's mojo on a date? Or perhaps Mr Fantastic and Beast creating an Ultimate Nullifier?

Well, it seems those prayers just got a shot of possibility injected into them, with SFX asking comic creator and Fox's creative consultant, Mark Millar point blank, if the X-Men and Fantastic Four movies would crossover. Here's his response;

“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.”

Hopefully the remade Fantastic four movie gets to stand on it's own feet first, and establish itself as a franchise in itself first, but after that, this confirmation opens up some seriously cool possibilities. Even a Secret Wars of sorts!

The next X-movie is X-Men: Days of Future Past set for May 23, 2014, while director Josh Trank (Chronicle) is rebooting The Fantastic Four, with a March 6, 2015 release in mind.

 What do you think? 


  1. Well it would be good to have a bit of old-fashioned Marvel crossover cohesion in the movies, even if Iron Man, Cap America et al have virtually beaten him to it!
    Unfortunately I think if we even got a dual FF/X crossover most film fans would rather look at the X Men rather than my beloved FF, and contributors to the FF forum I attend don't have a lot of time for Millar, considering his last movie was a flop.
    Somehow I can just see a character in the X-Movies, say, on the phone to Reed Richards and name-checking him, that's the extent it will go to I feel.

  2. Thanks Karl - I'd be glad if the X-folk just popped out of the Morlock tunnels and the Four Freedoms Plaza was in the background. It's comics' most famous roof - it has to be in the FF movies right?

  3. Oh it has to be the Baxter Building, not the Plaza - Four Freedoms always had that shiny, tacky look to it, not suitable to the FF at all. I would much prefer the good old B.B. as its so recognizable.
    Is it morning there, then Dan? Its seven in the evening here in the U.K! Ive only just come in from work!

  4. It sure is mate - 6.49am Wednesday to be exact and still to early for me to be up :)

  5. I totally agree about the BB. It always felt like the FF home to me. I instantly knew to look up for sparks of fire and the first rumblings of the Thing storming after...er...Storm. Johnny, that is.
    I guess I'm a bit of an odd one. I've always gotten more excited at the idea of an F.F. movie than an X-related one. Not that I don't love my mutants, but the Fantastic Four were just much more interesting to me after a bit. Now, if I were to get just a Kitty Pryde movie...or a New Mutants one. There you might have me. Let's hear it for a Brood plotline anyone? I really want to hear the "Professor Xavier is a Jerk!" line. Badly.

  6. Yeah that would be cool Random. I had high hopes for Kitty in film after watching the first X-Men film. Alas... Still onwards and upwards!

    I know a more mature aimed FF movie can be a comic movie game changer. Hopefully this is the one. I need a proper Galactus in 3D. If this film doesn't fly that hope might never come around. Question though, who can use Namor and She-Hulk, Fox with FF or Marvel? Namor would be great as an FF movie bad dude!