UPDATE: The source of this rumor, The Motley Fool, has already retracted their statement. The site updated their story with the following message: “A previous version of this article inaccurately reported a planned film release that combined both X-Men and Fantastic Four. The Fool regrets the error.” Oh well – it was fun to think about while it lasted. Original story follows.
There is a mega-rumor taking the internet by storm right now and it comes courtesy of all places, a website called The Motley Fool. According to the investment news site, Fox is planning on bringing together the Fantastic Four and X-Men for an epic crossover movie.
Here’s some of what The Motley Fool had to say about the project:
“Fox owns the rights to the Fantastic Four and the X-Men characters, who are among the most well-known comic book heroes of all time. After multiple movies in their respective franchises, Fox has now decided to combine the Fantastic Four and the X-Men for an “Avengers”-style movie that could pay off huge for shareholders. Based on a 1987 four issue comic called Fantastic Four vs. X-Men, the movie will see the characters against each other because of secrets regarding the Fantastic Four’s origin.”
Sounds like the makings of a summer blockbuster! But not so fast…
Fox’s Mark Millar has denied the project in the past and has now shot the rumor down via Twitter as well:
“I keep seeing ‘news’ that X-Men & FF movies are crossing over. No, they’re not. They exist in same universe but movies stand alone.”
Marvel was the first to assemble their biggest heroes in the blockbuster movie The Avengers and Sony and Warner Bros. have quickly followed suit with a multiple villain Spider-Man spinoff and the Man of Steel 2, respectively. So it makes sense that Fox would also combine its big superhero properties into one blockbuster film as well. But I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
The The Fantastic Four reboot is set for release June 19, 2015.
What do you think of the rumored project? Let us know in the comments!
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