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Deadpool part of X-Men movie universe & possible X-Men/Fantastic 4 crossover

10.06.2014

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Simon Kinberg is at it again. It seems like we can't go a week without the writer/producer talking about one of his (many) upcoming projects, and he had a few interesting things to say in a recent interview with ComicBook.

Kinberg was asked by the site if there will be a shared cinematic universe for Fox's comic book movies, and he revealed Tim Miller's DEADPOOL film will exist in the same universe as the X-Men flicks.

There’s definitely a sort of overall plan that we’ve all been talking about for the X-Men universe now, and Deadpool obviously fits into that. So yeah, I guess I would say it's part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films, some of which is inspired by the comics and some which is inspired by seeing what Marvel’s done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well. The same kind of thought is going to go into these X-Men movies at Fox.

Since Fox also owns the movie rights to Marvel's Fantastic Four, ComicBook wanted to know if there's a chance a crossover movie involving the superhero team and the X-Men will happen. Although earlier this year he said the two "live in discrete universes" it does sound like Simon Kinberg would be interested in doing a crossover film.

To be honest, I’m so focused on each of the movies right now - I’m so focused on, now we’re post, on Fantastic Four, and making that the best movie it can be. And then we’re in prep on X-Men: Apocalypse, so those are kind of full time jobs...I love the characters, I love the characters in Fan Four, and I love the new cast. Obviously I love the characters and cast of X-Men. So, hypothetically, the notion of putting them together is really intriguing, and there’s some really fun stuff that the comics have done in the past. So it’s not out of the realm of possibility.

I thought the filmmakers did an excellent job with X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, but while I'm excited for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, I'm less a little less sold on Josh Trank's THE FANTASTIC FOUR. And I do love Deadpool, but we all know what happened the last time the character appeared in an X-Men movie. Hopefully Fox won't make the same mistake twice with Deadpool, and it'll be interesting to see how they will use him if he does end up appearing in a future X-Men movie.

THE FANTASTIC FOUR opens on August 7, 2015, DEADPOOL is scheduled to be released on February 12, 2016, and X-MEN: APOCALYPSE will hit theaters on May 27, 2016.

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Source: ComicBookComicBook

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