The X-Men and Fantastic Four are both owned by Fox. With the latter being rebooted in a new film, it makes some sense to have the films both be in the same cinematic universe. However, as Simon Kinberg makes the press rounds, it looks unlikely that either superhero teams will share a universe. Kinberg is a writer-producer for the next X-Men film and wrote the next Fantastic Four film.
He spoke with Screencrush‘s Mike Ryan about the script.
Does the Fantastic Four movie you wrote and the X-Men live in the same universe?
Well, it’s complicated. Because none of the X-Men movies have acknowledged the notion of a sort of superhero team — the Fantastic Four. And the Fantastic Four acquire powers, so for them to live in a world where mutants are prevalent is kind of complicated, because you’re like, “Oh, you’re just a mutant.” Like, “What’s so fantastic about you?”
All we really know about the film is that Josh Trank is directing a cast that features Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell.