Mark Millar Talks Fantastic Four And The Possibility Of An X-Men Crossover


fantastic-four-fox-movie-bannerMark Millar took a break from promoting Kick-Ass 2 to talk about some of the Marvel flicks he oversees as part of his duties as Fox‘s comic book consultant. We know that Josh Trank is hard at work on a Fantastic Four reboot, but we haven’t heard many solid details about it to date. Millar didn’t reveal anything in the way of plot or cast details, but he did talk about the movie sharing a universe with the other Fox Marvel movies (mainly X-Men). It seemed like a pretty straightforward story a little while ago, but Millar has since taken to Twitter to clarify a few points.

Talking about the importance of getting a reboot right, Millar talked about the first two films, saying they were “crap.” One of the most important thing about getting this new take on the team correct is finding the right director:

These first two movies were not very good but I’m quite sentimental towards them. I took my youngest daughter to see the first one, she was only five when it came out, and she thought it was the best film ever made. At the end, when Johnny Storm says, ‘Flame on!’ for the first time, she thanked me for taking her to see it. So even though it was a crap movie that memory makes me sort-of like it in a strange way. For the new one all they have to do is make it great. It sounds obvious and it is. Sam Raimi gave us a great Spider-Man. Christopher Nolan gave us a great Batman. So a brilliant director is probably the most important thing for a great Fantastic Four. Tim Story was seen as an odd choice for Fantastic Four but when you have a Josh Trank you know you are in safe hands.

The comic book scribe didn’t say much about the reboot, but he did confirm yet again that it will share the same universe with the X-Men:

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 said “you have to see some of these guys showing up in each other’s movies,” which lead most people with the ability to read to believe that there would be hints/nods/ and maybe a crossover in upcoming films. Millar has since taken to Twitter to say that they share the same universe but they aren’t crossing over. The movies will stand by themselves. Whether that means they follow the Marvel method or are just unrelated movies in the “same universe” remains to be seen. If it’s the latter, I guess you can imagine any other movie in existence is in the same universe by that logic. Hopefully Millar is playing coy about it and keeping some secrets from us for the time being. What do you think? Do you believe Millar was misquoted? He says that is happening a lot.


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