Yesterday we told you that an investment website, The Motley Fool, had shared some information about upcoming Marvel movies including those at Fox and had reported that Fox was planning a future cross-over between the Fantastic Four and X-Men movie franchises based on a 1987 mini-series.
Well, now Mark Millar is telling everyone to calm the hell down.
I keep seeing 'news' that X-Men & FF movies are crossing over. No, they're not. They exist in same universe but movies stand alone.— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) August 19, 2013
News sites get very excited about very obvious answers, but the Chinese whispers thing is frustrating. There is NO crossover planned.— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) August 19, 2013
Like we told you yesterday, "don't hang your hat on this info," and at most you might expect to see some sort of crossing-over since they share the same movie-verse, as Millar has previously said:
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.
Fortunately, I doubt anyone was excited about the idea of a movie based on a lackluster mini-series from 1987. Mark Millar will be the guiding hand of the Fox movie universe once the Fantastic Four reboot rolls out, so unless we hear "planning news" from him, don't get too excited.
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