Bryan Singer teases possible X-Men/Marvel Universe 'mashup'

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Aug 8, 2013

Bryan Singer is making his triumphant return to X-Men with Days of Future Past next year, though he’s apparently already thinking another movie ahead. Up next? Something much, much bigger.

The director recently participated in a wide-ranging Q&A at Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival, and dropped a tantalizing bombshell about what he wants to do after Days of Future Past is wrapped.

He wouldn’t go into much detail, but told those in attendance he’s eyeing a Marvel Universe “mashup,” hinting that it might tie the X-Men ‘verse into a larger world.

So how exactly could that work? A few different ways. The most likely option is that Singer is developing a project that will combine all the Marvel properties currently under 20th Century Fox’s shingle, most notably X-Men and Fantastic Four. How that could fit with Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot? No clue. But, assuming that film does well, it could make for a hella-cool sequel to bring them all together.

The less likely options: Singer’s referring to a studio-spanning uber-project that could potentially bring together Marvel’s Avengers and the X-Men. Again, that’s pretty unlikely, but you never know. Also, that type of project would probably have Joss Whedon at the helm if it ever did happen — not Singer. He could also be talking about something more X-Men-centric, via the upcoming X-Force film, but the “Marvel Universe” bit makes us think the Fantastic Four are probably involved.

Regardless, this sounds pretty awesome. Whatever Singer is cooking up, we can’t wait to hear more about it. He’s been a good steward of the X-Men for over a decade, and we’d love to see him get to dig deeper into the Marvel characters available to him.

What do you think he’s up to?

(Via Empire)

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