We got a chance to talk to the Grand Architect of 20th Century Fox’s X-Verse, Simon Kinberg, about X-Men: Apocalypse (which you can watch below), and the ‘other’ big expanded cinematic universe came up: the MCU.
20th Century Fox have a hidden mutant power of their own: the movie rights to the Fantastic Four. Marvel’s First Family are pioneers of the inter-dimensional travel (as seen in 2015’s Fantastic Four), a plot device that could conceivably retcon the entire X-Verse and Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe – uniting all three properties with their continuities intact.
“Well that gets complicated for reasons that are way above my pay grade in terms of how you integrate the Fox Marvel properties into the Marvel Studios properties,” admitted Kinberg. “I would love to see it. Obviously it’s working out with Spider-Man, and Kevin Feige is someone who I absolutely adore and really respect and kind of worship.”
“It would be amazing if we could figure it out, but I’m more focused on if there’s a way to have the Fantastic Four and the X-Men – one day, in an ideal world – meet up.”
Kinberg went onto talk about Fox’s plans for a Fantastic Four/X-Men crossover, which you can read here.
How would you make a Marvel Cinematic Universe/X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover work? Let us know in the comments…
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
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X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 18th in the UK and May 27th in the States. The cast includes X-Men veterans James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert), Lucas Till (Havok) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) along with new additions Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Apocalypse, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan (Mud) as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Nightcrawler, Ben Hardy (EastEnders) as Angel, Olivia Munn (Magic Mike) as Psylocke and newcomer Lana Condor as Jubilee.