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Fantastic Four Trailer Breaks Records; Simon Kinberg Talks Potential X-Men Crossover

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 23:26

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Even though Fantastic Four has been taking a lot of heat online, I gotta admit that I did like the new trailer.

It takes a more serious science-fiction approach, which is what I wish we would have seen more from James Gunn and the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

I'm happy to say we won't be having a "Dance Off, Bro" moment at the end of Fantastic Four.

That said, even with all the haters online, the Fantastic Four trailer broke records for Fox as the Fantastic Four trailer is the most-watched trailer in 20th Century Fox’s history, even beating out X-Men: Days Of Future Past, which was the previous record-holder.

Speaking of the X-Men, it recently became known that Fox is considering a crossover with Fantastic Four.

Now while speaking with EW.com, writer/producer Simon Kinberg offers further details.

“The reboot of FanFour really needed to work in and of itself,” Kinberg said. “We were doing something pretty radical with the tone of the movie. If we wanted to find a way to connect them to the X-Men, we could. There’s a lot of precedent from the comics.”

From what Kinberg just said, it seems likely that if Fantastic Four is a success, an X-Men crossover will happen. Obviously, if FF tanks, we'll probably get another reboot in a few years.

"Fantastic Four" has an August 7, 2015 release directed by Josh Trank starring Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm,  Kate Mara as Sue Storm and Toby Kebbell as Victor von Doom.

Synopsis:

FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Watch the Fantastic Four trailer:

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