That’s what Fox seems to be planning.
Crossovers. Comic books and movies love them. Interactions between the familiar are supposed to be what the fans want and what the studios aspire to.
Delays to Warners Bros’ Justice League proved they are not. The ambitious and risky Batman vs Superman will need to be carefully handled.
Not to be left out, 20th Century Fox who own the rights to both the Fantastic Four and X-Men franchises look to be trying to get in on the crossover act.
Scottish comic book legend and Fox’s Creative Consultant Mark Millar has been discussing the possibilities:
“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.”
So will we see Wolverine grappling with The Thing? Will boffins Hank McCoy and Reed Richards bond over a Bunsen burner? Will Kitty Pride and Sue Storm have a disappearing competition? And if so, do you want them to?
Millar’s statement implies a lot more superhero movies are to come. And after the disastrous box office suffered by some blockbusters during this crowded summer season, some superheroes are going to have to be more super than others.
Fantastic Four is due for release on 5th March 2015.
Source: SFX via Collider