Written by Jeremy Shane
on Sunday, December 29 2013 and posted in News with Benefits
With the rebooting of the Fantastic Four franchise at Fox, shareholders are told they plan on crossing over those heroes with the X-Men.
Source: The Motley Fool via Bleeding Cool
UPDATE 12/30: Mark Millar says 'Not So Fast!' on this news.
We've known that Fox has been planning to reboot the Fantastic Four franchise with a new series of movies and all new cast, but we haven't heard much beyond the planning stage so far other than Mark Millar was expected to join in behind-the-scenes as a guiding hand.
Now, thanks to a shareholder report, news is going around that Fox is planning to "combine the Fantastic Four and the X-Men for an Avengers-style movie that could pay off huge for shareholders."
Based on a 1987 four issue comic called Fantastic Four vs. X-Men, the movie will see the characters against each other because of secrets regarding the Fantastic Four's origin.
I personally don't know that I would hang my hat on this info. Whether or not there is some speculation mixed in or just someone reporting info that is little more than "ideas being tossed around," this may simply be a studio concept or wish that has yet to see an actual script idea. I can certainly see Fox wanting to use the X-Men franchise to help push Fantastic Four interest however, so the idea of some sort of cross-over between the two may, in fact, be the only thing worth taking from this.
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About the Author - Jeremy Shane
Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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