With all of the news that has come out about ‘Spider-Man‘ from the Sony Hack, it looks as if one e-mail also tried to confirm that Fox was going to setup a Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover. While the entire concept should be currently taken with a grain of salt as ‘The Fantastic Four‘ is set to be released in 2015 and ‘X-Men Apocalypse‘ will be out in 2016, it seems that an e-mail that was sent from Co-President of Production for Columbia Pictures Michael De Luca to Sony head Amy Pascal laid out that Marvel’s world building was being followed by Fox and that they would have to follow suit.
Specifically De Luca claims to be quoting a name any fans of the Fox franchises should be familiar with.
“[Simon] Kinberg told me fox is steering Xmen and Fantastic Four into an eventual team up film. Seems to me maybe, since the Spider-man universe itself is deep, you guys should look at sinister six, new spidey, female movie and venom as linked pieces leading to eventual mega movie ala Feige and Fox and not stand alone single films. It’s early in all these and you can still map out a blueprint for connective tissue.”
Honestly, that should be common sense and it could even be just De Luca trying to force some world building by saying other studios are doing it, however I suspect that with the two franchises already sharing the same cinematic universe that this is something we should all expect to see happening sooner than later. While the two sets of heroes don’t often directly crossover there is source material that can be used, quite often with Doctor Doom as the antagonist.
Of course, with both sets of heroes having spent quite a bit of time in space it could easily lead into their own take on the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe to try and compete with what Marvel has put together with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.
What do you think folks, did this Sony e-mail confirm something that we’ve all suspected assuming the ‘Fantastic Four’ does decent at the box office? Share your thoughts below true believers!
Source: The Daily Beast