Simon Kinberg is kind of a big deal when it comes to comic-book movie adaptations. Not only is he working on Fox’s upcoming efforts, The Fantastic Four and X-Men: Apocalypse, but he is also scribing one of the future editions to the Star Wars universe too.
During a recent talk with Comic Book, Kinberg, who recently wrote X-Men: Days Of Future Past, was asked about the long rumored movie-crossover of The Fantastic Four and the X-Men. Unfortunately, it appears as though Kinberg is just too hard at work on the adaptations to even think about mixing them together, but he did confirm that it could happen.
“To be honest, I’m so focused on each of the movies right now – I’m focused on, now we’re post, on Fantastic Four, and making the best movie it can be. And then we’re in prep on X-Men: Apocalypse, so those are kind of full-time jobs. I love the character, I love the characters in Fantastic Four, and I love the new cast. Obviously I love the characters and cast of X-Men. So hypothetically, the notion of putting them together is really intriguing, and there’s some really fun stuff that the comics have done in the past. So it’s not out of the realm of possibility.”
There is actually a slight problem with this though. The next addition to the X-Men universe is set in the 1980s, while The Fantastic Four’s reboot will be set in the present, so if they are going to merge together, then surely the timelines for the two films will have to sync up. However, if Fox want to get the two superhero posses together, then they will find a way for it to work because audiences will likely flock to their nearest cinemas in their droves to see the likes of Wolverine, Mr Fantastic, Professor X, and the Human Torch work alongside each other.
Meanwhile, as The Inquisitr reported yesterday, Kinberg has admitted that Deadpool fits into the X-Men universe.
“There’s definitely a sort of overall plan that we’ve all been talking about for the X-Men universe now and Deadpool obviously fits into that. So yeah, I guess I would say it’s part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films, some of which is inspired by the comics and some which is inspired by seeing what Marvel’s done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well. The same kind of thought is going to go into these X-Men movies at Fox.”