Writer/producer Simon Kinberg looks like he'll become Fox's go-to superhero film man, much like Kevin Feige is at Marvel Studios and David Goyer is to Warners' DC projects.
Kinberg is heavily involved in both "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot at Fox. He and his Genre Films banner have now signed a new three-year first-look deal at 20th Century Fox.
As part of the deal, Kinberg will play a key role in expanding both franchises in a way that allows for Fox to have its own linked superhero cinematic universe - one that allows for crossover potential.
Kinberg says: "I have a lot of ideas on how to built those brands and do what everybody is thinking of these days: Be like Marvel. I want to be able to build stories over multiple movies."
He also wants to expand beyond established brands, making original projects or adaptations of works that deserve a wider audience, including adaptations of lesser known comics like "Rust" and "The Martian" which are currently in the works.
Source: Heat Vision