Mark Millar has suggested that the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot will take place in the same universe as the X-Men movies, and characters from those films may even cross over.
Speaking to SFX, Millar – who acts as creative consultant at Fox – admits that Marvel’s strategy with The Avengers has changed how superhero films are perceived:
“Without question I think you have to see some of these guys showing up in each other’s movies. I think the most exciting thing in superhero movies, until The Avengers came along, was when Nick Fury showed up in Iron Man. Even though it was a guy with an eye patch it was really cool – and I expect we will see more of that.”
Regarding the Fantastic Four reboot:
“For the new one, all they have to do is make it great. It sounds obvious and it is. Sam Raimi gave us a great Spider-Man. Christopher Nolan gave us a great Batman. So a brilliant director is probably the most important thing for a great Fantastic Four.
“Tim Story was seen as an odd choice for Fantastic Four, but when you have a Josh Trank you know you are in safe hands.”
Fantastic Four is due for release in 2015.