Report: Fox Planned A Civil War Film Between The X-Men & The Fantastic Four

It seems that Fox once had big plans for its properties as the studio was apparently planning its own Civil War film between the X-Men and The Fantastic Four.

According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Fox was considering its own variation of the Civil War premise back in 2010. Earlier this week, one of the writers of X-Men: First Class revealed that, at one point, there were big plans to do a massive crossover between the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and other Fox-owned characters like Deadpool and Daredevil. But now it seems that those plans may have been more ambitious then we may have ever expected.

According to the report, the planned film would have resulted in an all-out Civil War between the X-Men and The Fantastic Four. It would have featured Johnny Storm blowing a hole in Manhatten, resulting in a superhero registration act which eventually leads the X-Men and Fantastic Four into conflict. The fight would notably include Reed Richards cutting off Wolverine’s arms and an after credits scene that teased at a Skrull invasion.

Sadly it seems that Fox passed on the idea with several of these properties ending back in Marvel’s hands. Any plans of a crossover seemed to have been permanently crushed by the critical and box office reception of the 2015 Josh Trank-directed Fantastic Four reboot. It’s a shame how these things sometimes work out.

What do you all make of this? Would you like to have seen a Civil War style film between the X-Men and The Fantastic Four? Would you have trusted such a film under Fox? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Here is a synopsis for the latest Fox X-Men film, Dark Phoenix:

This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.

Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.

Dark Phoenix is now playing everywhere!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Character Posters Featuring Sophie Turner & More Revealed

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Dark Phoenix X-Men Jean Grey Sophie TurnerNew character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.

This Summer, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series will take another shot at trying to adapt the classic Marvel Comics story "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by Chris Claremont. With Dark Phoenix's release date fast approaching, IGN has revealed new posters featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Michael Fassbender's Magneto and more characters from the movie.

You can check out the first character poster featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey below and click "Next" to scroll through the gallery.

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Jean Grey Sophie Turner

Veteran X-Men producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix in addition to producing the film with Hutch Parker, Lauren Schuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. Dark Phoenix is expected to be Fox's final X-Men film featuring the core X-Men cast in the cinematic universe launched by director Bryan Singer in 2000 with the Disney-Fox merger now complete.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here's the film's synopsis:

“This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX.  During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all.  Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet.  The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.”

Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.

Source: IGN

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Professor X James McAvoy

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Mystique Jennifer Lawrence

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Magneto Michael Fassbender

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Beast Nicholas Hoult

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Cyclops Tye Sheridan

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Storm Alexandra Shipp

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Quicksilver Evan Peters

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Nightcrawler Kodi Smit-McPhee

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Jessica Chastain

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