Simon Kinberg Explains ‘Deadpool’ & ‘Gambit’ Connection To ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

20th Century Fox was able to breathe new life into their X-Men cinematic universe with the events that occured in 2014’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past. With these “reset”, the studio has been able to clean up their films a bit. They now have a number of projects in development on the big screen that will take place during different time periods which have left a few to wonder how these films will all connect to one another.

So, how exactly will all of these others projects connect with the 1983 set X-Men: Apocalypse? While speaking with JoBlo, producer Simon Kinberg reassured that everything will fit into place in this new post-Days Of Future Past timeline that was created. And surprisingly that includes Fantastic Four.

Well this movie take space chronologically before those other films, so it’s more like those films have to acknowledge this than we acknowledge Gambit, Deadpool, or Fantastic Four or anything else that exists within the sort of Fox/Marvel universe. But I work on all of those films in one capacity or another, either as a producer on all of them and as a writer on Fantastic Four and this movie, so I’m certainly aware of all the different stories we’re telling at the same time, and they all are part of a larger fabric now, and so the world of Deadpool, the world of Gambit, exists in a post-Days of Future Past post-Apocalypse world where all of these stories are the same as our shared history. The same way that each of us of different ages knows about Nixon and knows about Reagan and knows about 9/11, our fictitious events like the stadium dropping on the White House in 1973 is part of the world in which Gambit, Deadpool, Wolverine on forward exists.

It is definitely worth noting that these interviews occured before Fantastic Four hit theaters. However, it’s interesting that in the past they had stated that these were seperate entities. It’s also worth noting that producer seemingly confirms that the upcoming Doug Liman directed Gambit film will be set in the present rather than the past in his comments. Will New Mutants take place in the present as well? Let us know what you think about Kinberg’s comments in the section below

Source: JoBlo

Shawn Madden

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