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Fox Creating A Shared Superhero Universe

By Garth Franklin Friday December 6th 2013 10:56AM

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

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