The X-Men franchise has become a crucial property for Fox, spawning eight films and counting, including 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, and the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016. While the militant mutants have done well for the studio, generating $1.3 billion at the global box office, the success of the latest Fantastic Four film is far from a guarantee.
The reboot of Fantastic Four, directed by Josh Trank, hits theaters August 6th. But the $120 million+ tentpole is a gamble for Fox given the lackluster reception of their previous attempt to launch the franchise in 2005.
Singer noted that while the crossover is being developed, whether or not it actually gets made is contingent on the success of the Miles Teller-led reboot. As for the storyline itself? Singer didn’t offer much, remarking simply, “It deals with time… that’s all I’m going to say.”
So will the Wolverine be joining forces with the Mr. Fantastic? Or will Fox take a different angle, say, X-Men vs. Fantastic Four? That remains to be seen… in the not-so-distant future.
Josh Lyons | Staff Writer
This story was first reported by Yahoo! News.