Fantastic Four fans have been expecting some solid news to come out of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four production, but everyone was expecting casting announcements and not the addition of Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes) as a producer and screenwriter. Now, most people’s gut reaction to this news will lean toward thinking there’s some serious issues with the production’s script. Let’s explore the other side of that coin.
FOX currently holds the rights to the Fantastic Four and X-Men franchises and Mark Millar has said publicly that FOX wants to build a cohesive shared universe, much like the one Marvel and Disney have been building. The announcement that Kinberg is joining the FF production is a solid show of support for this universe building. Who better to help bring the Fantastic Four into the X-Men universe than one of the key creative players in the current X-Men franchise?
Now, this doesn’t mean that Wolverine is going to show up in this first FF reboot movie, but it does mean that somewhere in there we’ll get some indications that the FF are part of a much bigger world.
The majority of Trank’s ideas in the original FF script should survive Kinberg’s rewrite, but Kinberg is fantastic at dialogue and banter and should bring that magic to the FF script.
The Fantastic Four is still set for a March 6th, 2015 release date, hopefully this rewrite won’t push that date back, but if it does, hopefully fans will get a better movie in exchange for the wait time.
Via: Coming Soon