Simon Kinberg to Shepherd Fox's Own Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Following the news that Fox is bringing X-Men: Apocalypse to theaters in May of 2016, the studio is keeping around X-Men: Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg to keep their own Marvel universe in line. THR has word that the producer and screenwriter, along with his Genre Films company, have just signed a new three-year first look deal with Fox. It's important to note that Kinberg is also writing the Fantastic Four reboot for director Josh Trank, and Fox hopes that Kinberg will help them craft a universe with their Marvel properties just as the comic book company's own studio did with The Avengers.
Kinberg says, "I have a lot of ideas on how to built those brands and do what everybody is thinking of these days: Be like Marvel. I want to be able to build stories over multiple movies.” And since X-Men: Apocalypse is coming just two years after next summer's sequel that meshes the casts of the original X-Men franchise and X-Men: First Class, we're betting this is the start of his plans. Kinberg will keep making other films in addition to comic book films, but it sounds like Fox wants to keep him busy the most (though he does have Disney's new Cinderella and Neill Blomkamp's Chappie in his future). Fox is really upping their game.