With The Fantastic Four hitting theaters on 2015, many moviegoers have speculated on what could be in store for Marvel's First Family. This reboot will feature a new team of heroes and not mention have a different direction then that of the 2005 film. Yet one of the major things considered from both fans and the people behind the scenes is that the Fantastic Four may share the same universe with another major team: The X-Men. However, in a new report today, this accusation may not be correct.
According to a report from Screencrush, screenwriter Simon Kinberg was asked many questions about the upcoming Fantastic Four film. One of the question was of course would this upcoming reboot tie in with the X-Men franchise. While Kinberg did not give a definite answer, he did however say this:
"None of the X-Men movies have acknowledged the notion of a sort of superhero team--the Fantastic Four--and the Fantastic Four acquire powers, so for them to live in a world where mutants are prevalent is kind of complicated, because you’re like, 'Oh, you’re just a mutant. What’s so fantastic about you?' No, they live in discrete universes."
While putting superhero movies in the same universe is a in trend these days, there has been nothing to say that the Fantastic Four and the X-Men could share the same cinematic universe. Then again, there could be way to connect these two franchises. Only time will tell if Marvel and Twentieth Century Fox will make that leap.
The reboot will be directed by Josh Trank and star Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as The Fantastic Four. Whether or not this group of actor will join the likes of Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence,Patrick Stewart and the other mutant stars in the same universe will have to be seen. In the mean time, The Fantastic Four is scheduled to hit theaters next June.