With Marvel busy taking care of their already massive superhero universe, and Warner Bros. just starting to put something similar together of their own, 20th Century Fox is now trying to cash in on the recent trend. To do so, they have hired Mark Millar to be their overseer of all things related to their comic book properties.
One of the studio’s upcoming projects is Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot, which is starting to heat up. Though we don’t have any confirmed casting or story details just yet, that hasn’t stopped Millar from sharing his thoughts on how the film should play out.
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.”
This is pretty much expected at this point. I mean, why wouldn’t Fox create a crossover? Every other studio with comic book properties is doing it. That being said, with Marvel’s world, it had been planned from day one and feels very fluid and connected. Studios who are jumping on the bandwagon now, like Fox and WB, their universes feel a bit more forced and not as natural.
Unfortunately, this is how things are going to be for superhero films moving forward because that’s how the studios make the most money. Millar is a smart guy though and having him at the helm of this endeavour does give me a bit more faith. For now, I’ll remain cautiously optimistic.
What do you think? Should the Fantastic Four share a universe with our favorite group of mutants?