Fox Confirms Superhero Crossover With 'Universe United' Pic Featuring X-MEN, DEADPOOL, GAMBIT and FANTASTIC FOUR
There have been rumors for several years now that Fox intends to crossover its rebooted Fantastic Four franchise with its expansive X-Men films. We got confirmation that this rumor was becoming a reality on Wednesday, with the Twitter accounts for these franchise tweeting out a picture of the casts of X-Men: Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Gambit and Hugh Jackman himself together. The message: A universe united.
A universe united. #XMenApocalypse #Wolverine #Gambit #Deadpool #FantasticFour pic.twitter.com/4g7IAkwFrG— Fantastic Four (@FantasticFour) July 15, 2015
Entertainment Weekly revealed a bit more on Wednesday afternoon. "Fox held the rights to these other individual Marvel characters, beginning 15 years ago with the original X-Men film," EW wrote, "and the studio is beginning to reboot some — but not all — of them. How much each of these films will be linked together has yet to be determined."
As Fox puts its cinematic universe together, the studio already has Fantastic Four (Aug. 7), Deadpool (Feb. 12, 2016), X-Men Apocalypse (May 27, 2016), Gambit (Oct. 7, 2016), a Wolverine sequel (March 3, 2017) and a Fantastic Four sequel (June 9, 2017) on the calendar. There are also unscheduled X-Force and New Mutants movies in the works. While there could always be some cross pollination between these films to sow the seeds of a megafranchise, Fox would need a few big event films to establish this universe as its own thing. Perhaps a visit from Galactus would be enough to rally the Fantastic Four and X-Men to the same cause?
Fox Confirms Superhero Crossover With 'Universe United' Pic Featuring X-MEN, DEADPOOL, GAMBIT and FANTASTIC FOUR Reviewed by Bill Kuchman on 7/15/2015 Rating: