Fox has both Mark Millar and Simon Kinberg in their stable to help build them a better Marvel universe for their X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises. But after Kinberg spoke at last weekend's WonderCon, it sounds like he and Millar are talking about two different things when it comes to the potential of an X-Men and Fantastic Four crossover movie.
Kinberg spoke with IGN at WonderCon and had this to say about any potential of a crossover film.
“The idea of potentially having a crossover movie is very appealing but we’d have to figure it out, because there’s an inherent challenge to combining Fantastic Four and X-Men in the movie universe because they sort of exist in different planes or dimensions even. In the Fantastic Four world, it’s a contemporary world, there’s no mention of mutants because otherwise they wouldn’t be that ‘fantastic.’ And in the X-Men world, as we’ve seen, there aren’t famous, celebrity-superhero Fantastic Four.”
Yes back in August 2013, Millar said that the franchises won't crossover and are stand alone films which exist in the same universe.
This contradicts when Kinberg said, this past weekend, that the X-Men and Fantastic Four "sort of exist in different planes or dimensions." Maybe Millar's comments were said because it was before Kinberg was officially hired by Fox (in December 2013) to write and oversee their Marvel franchises. So what Millar said in August could have been before Kinberg implemented his plans for the future of the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises.
Whatever the case is with this possible crossover movie, Fox would be smart to have a clear and cohesive answer to all of this. Right now, the perception is confusion more than anything else.
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