[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”23847″ img_size=”900×500″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]In a new report from the The Hollywood Reporter, it seems Fox was planning a huge crossover event film that would have seen the X-Men crossover with the Fantastic Four. THR describes the film as Fox’s version of the MCU Civil War film. Check out the details of the film which even included Wolverine getting his arms cut off by Mr. Fantastic!
In 2010, according to our secret sources, Fox considered building toward a crossover movie that would have pitted the X-Men against the Fantastic Four (think of it as a Civil War for the Fox/Marvel characters). The studio enlisted First Class screenwriters Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz to pen the script, which saw Johnny Storm go nova while trying to apprehend the villain Molecule Man. Johnny blows a hole in Manhattan and sparks the superhero registration act in response to the carnage.
The heroes are split on opposing sides, and among the key matchups was a Wolverine vs. Mr. Fantastic battle that ended with Reed Richards pinning Wolverine down, extending his hands until they’re one molecule wide, and using them as scissors to cut the mutant’s arms off (!!!). Eventually the heroes make peace … leading to a post-credits scene that teases what’s next: A Skrulll invasion.
Bourne filmmaker Paul Greengrass was flirting with directing. Ultimately it never came to fruition; First Class ended up being a hit and Fox decided to keep the status quo, making 2014’s Days of Future Past instead.
The Fox Civil War movie was not the only crossover the studio considered. It also commissioned a treatment from superstar comics writer Warren Ellis for a different X-Men vs. Fantastic Four movie.
This would have been really cool, but I am really happy we got Days of Future Past instead.
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