Rumor of the Day: Bryan Singer could direct Fantastic Four 2 to set up X-Men crossover

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Jul 9, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT (Updated)

Considering all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans, it's not much of a surprise to hear Fox doesn't really want Josh Trank back for a Fantastic Four sequel — but his potential replacement might surprise you.

Take it with a grain of salt at the moment, but This Is Infamous reports Fox is hoping to lure X-Men director Bryan Singer back after X-Men Apocalypse to take the helm of Fantastic Four 2. The eventual goal would be for Singer to set the stage for an X-Men and Fantastic Four crossover (which fits with other rumblings over the past year). Considering Singer is largely to thank for X-Men's longevity all these years, it makes sense they'd want him to put his fingerprints on Fantastic Four.

There's no reason a property like Fantastic Four shouldn't be as lucrative as X-Men, and Fox knows Singer is the golden goose. Per the report, the Fox execs think enough of Trank's Fantastic Four to build on it, as opposed to scrapping it for another reboot (which would put any crossover plans at least a few more years out). It also makes sense Fox would want to follow in everyone else's footsteps and eventually bring their two Marvel properties together with a crossover down the line. 

Of course, this is just a rumor at this point — but it's not much of a leap to think Fox is keen to keep Singer locked in on its comic properties.

What do you think? Would you like to see Singer tackle a Fantastic Four film?

(Via This Is Infamous)

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