Mark Millar Teases Potential Shared ‘X-Men’ And ‘Fantastic Four’ Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel and Disney did quite a bit of work to build a cinematic universe that culminated into one big shared movie in The Avengers, and promises to do the same many times over in the years to come.
But Disney doesn't have the film rights to every Marvel character. The X-Men and The Fantastic Four are still securely under the umbrella of Twentieth Century Fox, and if Mark Millar, the creative consultant to Fox's Marvel movies has his way, they'll have a shared movie universe of their own.
Millar told movie magazine SFX that the X-Men films and the new Fantastic Four movie to be directed by Chronicle's Josh Trank definitely do exist in the same universe, though they won't cross over into one another just yet.
Here's what he 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.
Millar later clarified to say that the X-Men and Fantastic Four movies stand alone, even though they take place in the same universe, so who knows really what he was talking about.
So get ready for that Fantastic Four/X-Men movie that may not actually happen after all. One character that definitely won't be appearing any any Fox property, we do know, is Daredevil. Marvel Studios got the rights back to The Man Without Fear back in April.