Singer Teases “X-Men,” “Fantastic 4” Crossover

It has been rumored for some time now, but no-one really involved in either the “X-Men” series or the upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot have discussed the rumors that the two Fox-owned Marvel franchises could crossover on screen.

That changed today as “X-Men: Apocalypse” director Bryan Singer indicated the crossover ideas are definitely being at least discussed. Speaking to Yahoo Movies who asked him about crossover discussions at the studio, he said: “Those ideas are in play. That would be a natural match-up because they’re both ensemble films and there is a natural mechanism by which to do it.”

What would that natural mechanism be? “It deals with time. That’s all I’m going to say.” The catch of course would be the time element – “X-Men: Apocalypse” is set in the 1980s, while “Fantastic Four” seems to be in the present/near future.

Singer is cautious though considering neither the “Fantastic Four” reboot or “X-Men: Apocalypse” are in cinemas yet: “We’ll have to see how the films turn out. To just say you’re going to do it would be a mistake, you have to see how the films evolve before you make that decision to completely commit to that.”