Not so long ago, we learned that Josh Trank's Fantastic Four weren't likely to crossover with Bryan Singer's X-Men in a future film. Now we have even bigger news, thanks to a recent interview with screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg. With his duties for the upcoming [X-Men: Days Of Future Past](movie:203942) complete, his attention now drifts to yet another group of superheroes, and this time it’s the [The Fantastic Four](movie:34667).
In a revealing interview with screen crush, Kinberg outlines the complications of a crossover and rules out the possibility of the superheroes even existing in the same cinematic universe!
Does the Fantastic Four movie you wrote and the X-Men live in the same universe?
Well, it’s complicated. Because none of the X-Men movies have acknowledged the notion of a sort of superhero team — the Fantastic Four. And the Fantastic Four acquire powers, so for them to live in a world where mutants are prevalent is kind of complicated, because you’re like, “Oh, you’re just a mutant.” Like, “What’s so fantastic about you?”
“We have powers … just like that team down the street.”
Right, right. Exactly, “So, I guess we’ll go to school now. We’ll go to Xavier’s school.” No, it is, they live in discrete universes.
Not much is known about the new ‘Fantastic Four’ movie, other that Josh Trank (best known for directing ‘Chronicle’) will be rebooting the series with Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell starring as the hero team.
Yahoo Movies have also reported that the first week of filming has been completed!
Check the full interview here!
The film is expected to hit theatres June 19, 2015.