In another e-mail leaked from the hack attack to Sony, it is revealed that the studio, 20th Century Fox, is working its way on establishing a possible mash-up of its two superhero franchises, the "X-Men" and "Fantastic Four." Read on for further details.
“Kinberg told me Fox is steering X-Men and Fantastic Four into an eventual team up film, Seems to me maybe, since the Spider-man universe itself is deep, you guys should look at Sinister Six, new Spidey, female movie and Venom as linked pieces leading to eventual mega movie ala Feige and Fox and not stand alone single films. It's early in all these and you can still map out a blueprint for connective tissue,” wrote Michael De Luca, co-president of production for Columbia Pictures, to Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
“X-men: Apocalypse” will see the return of James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), set in the 1980s. Joining them are the younger versions of the classic "X-Men" characters who were featured in previous titles. Jean Grey is reported to be played by a recognizable name, while Cyclops will most likely be played by an up-and-comer. Actor Oscar Isaac is confirmed to play the titular villain of the pic, “Apocalypse.” Heralded as “the first one,” En Sabah Nur or Apocalypse, he is one of the very first mutants born in the age of ancient pharaohs in Egypt. He is both thousands of years old and a monstrous tyrant that has been a longtime foe of the X-Men. He believes that only the strongest, whether mutant or superhuman, should survive. He is the master of the Four Horsemen, of which has made several incarnations within the comic books consisting of mutants and nonmutants alike. “X-Men: Apocalypse” will hit the big screens on May 27, 2016.
The “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, and the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. “Fantastic Four” stars Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Susan Storm/Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev /Doctor Doom, Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Storm and Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder. Josh Trank is set to direct from a script to be written by Jeremy Slater from a story conceived by Kinberg and Trank. The "Fantastic Four" is scheduled for release on Aug. 7, 2015 in North America, in 2D and 3D theaters.
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