Bryan Singer Confirms X-Men/Fantastic Four Crossover Plans

Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but X-Men director Bryan Singer already wants the rebooted First Family in his mutant sandbox.

In a recent interview, Singer—who’s busy filming next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse—revealed that there’s been initial talks of a live-action X-Men and Fantastic Four crossover. 

“Those ideas are in play,” he says. “That would be a natural match-up because they’re both ensemble films and there is a natural mechanism by which to do it.”

And what might that “natural mechanism” (using the term “natural liberally, given that it’s a comic boo universe) be? Why, time travel, of course!

“It deals with time,” Singer revealed in an interview with Yahoo Movies. “That’s all I’m going to say.”

Obviously, it wouldn't be Singer's first rodeo with time-travel. He first played hop-scotch with the time stream in 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, bending all sorts of continuity rules along the way. So, there's no reason why he coulndn't do the same to get the current X-Men cast--who are currently in the eighties--in sync with Trank's modern-day Fantastic Four. While Singer digressed that Fox will wait to see how August’s Fantastic Four, and it’s already-slated sequel, will perform before greenlighting such a crossover, it’s clear that Fox is getting its (superpowered )ducks in a row should the box office numbers go their way.

To see when Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse and Fox’s other Marvel movies hit theaters, head to ComicBook.com’s comic book movie database.

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  1. Cracks me up. Because of this quote from Simon Kinberg. However, in May 2014, Simon Kinberg, screenwriter for Fantastic Four, stated that the film would not take place in the same universe as the X-Men films. "None of the X-Men movies have acknowledged the notion of a sort of superhero team--the Fantastic Four--and the Fantastic Four acquire powers, so for them to live in a world where mutants are prevalent is kind of complicated, because you’re like, 'Oh, you’re just a mutant. What’s so fantastic about you?' No, they live in discrete universes," said Kinberg

  2. Fantastic X-Men Four: Days of Future Past.

  3. X-Men Days of Future Present featuring a crossover about time travel

    • wheelwork
    • 2254 Posts in 21 Months

    Singer lookie here, you've successfully brought dignity back to the X-Men franchise along with Vaughn . Well done. However drinking Fox's cool-aid is a mistake. Fox will NEVER be able to duplicate Marvel's cinematic universe building machine. IF, and that's a big 'if' Fox EVER decides to take the FF property seriously , and respects it's esteemed history , then MAYBE there could be a "lite" version of Marvel's genius.

    • Jarin01
    • 88 Posts in 20 Months

    At this point I am only keeping track of the FF4 movie because I want to see it flop. The last two X-men movies were pretty decent but Age of Apocalypse clearly isn't going to do the story justice and this news makes it sounds like Fox is actively sabotaging the series. Hell, why not go for it, ruin both franchises enough that you have to sell the rights back to Marvell, that's what everyone really wants.

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