Could Fox be planning to make its own mini-Marvel Cinematic Universe? The rumors seem sure to be pointing that way.
According to a report from The Motley Fool, the studios that have Marvel properties to their name – Spider-Man at Sony, and the Fantastic Four & X-Men at Fox – both really want to ride the Marvel wave. While we already know that Sony is planning a villains of Spider-Man movie, the report indicates that talks are still ongoing over at Fox to try to crossover the X-Men with the Fantastic Four.
This rumor first popped up back in Aug. of this year, and there is still no indication of when it could happen, if ever. Currently the Fantastic Four are scheduled for a reboot in 2015, and X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for May 27, 2016. Could this leave a 2017 window open? That would be my thinking. That would allow the FF to be reintroduced, let the X-Men build up some more momentum and then go straight into filming the crossover.
This is all still rumor at this point, but it seems pretty much inevitable at this point. Would it do Avengers numbers, though? Nope, but it would still do well for the studio to be sure.
Expect to hear a lot about this over the next year or so.
[ Source The Motley Fool ]
[ Via The Hollywood Reporter ]