Mark Millar Thinks 'Fantastic Four' & 'X-Men' Need to Share Universe
Last fall, we learned that Wanted and Kick-Ass comic book creator and film producer Mark Millar would be consulting on Marvel projects set up at 20th Century Fox. This includes the X-Men franchise and the forthcoming reboot of Fantastic Four from Chronicle director Josh Trank. However, earlier this year, Bryan Singer had yet to speak with Millar about his work on X-Men: Days of Future Past, so we're not sure what his role is just yet. But if Millar, who talks the talk without always walking the walk, is to be believed, Fox might be planning their own shared universe for their Marvel properties to compete with The Avengers.
"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."
This isn't something undesirable, but at the same time, this kind of cinematic crossover without the connective tissue also leaking into the universe created on the big screen by Marvel Studios just feels kind of cheap. After all, Hugh Jackman recently voiced his desire to team-up with The Avengers, and if studios were smart, they'd figure out some sort of deal so they can all just rake in the box office bucks that would result from an epic team-up. Until then, Fox can only integrate Fantastic Four and X-Men together, and we're not sure how big of a wave that will make with audiences just yet. Besides, the reboot of Fantastic Four still needs a cast, so we'll have to wait and see how this all plays out in the future.