He’s an advance-planner, that Bryan Singer is. In addition to currently cultivating the “greater” X-Men universe by directing the last few X-Films, he’s also leading the charge on the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. It’s been recently rumored that he would also direct Fantastic Four 2, and now comes word that there is a long-term strategy starting to take shape that would allow him to direct an X-Men/FF crossover film.
In speaking recently with Yahoo, Singer danced around the subject when questioned about it. It’s clear that he’s been chatting with the Fox “higher-ups” about future plans for the two properties, and I have no doubt that all involved parties would love to see both franchise’s upcoming films be so successful as to warrant a crossover film. In speaking about the bigger-picture type stuff of both franchises, Singer tried to stay coy, saying “it deals with time. That’s all I’m going to say.” He then, of course, went on to say much more about the potential cinematic Marvel Team-Up:
“Those ideas are in play. That would be a natural match-up because they’re both ensemble films and there is a natural mechanism by which to do it. We’ll have to see how the [upcoming] films turn out. To just say you’re going to do it would be a mistake, you have to see how the films evolve before you make that decision to completely commit to that.”
Obviously, in Hollywood, no idea is safe, so this is far from a done deal, but it certainly sounds like the wheels are at least starting to spin a little on this possible happening. Of course, I want to know YOUR opinion on the matter, so let’s talk about it in the Comments below!