Shared cinematic universes…it’s the big hot thing everyone wants to get in on and it looks like 20th Century Fox‘s X-Titles will be getting in on the action. Recently Simon Kinberg (Logan’s Run and The Martian) spoke with MTV at the Toronto International Film Festival dropped a fairly decent bombshell. He reveals that he has plans to “cross-pollinate” the movie universes of the post ‘X-Men Days of Future Past’, ‘Gambit, and ‘Deadpool’.
“The idea is that we’ve sort of reset the timeline after ’Days of Future Past’ in some ways, and if not erased, certainly allowed for change from ’X1,’ ’2,’ ’3,’ everything from ’Days of Future Past’ forward, 1973, everything we set now becomes canon…So the ’Gambit’ movie, the ’Deadpool’ movie, will exist in a world that acknowledges whatever happened in ’Days of Future Past’ and moving forward. Doesn’t mean they’ll always interact with those characters, obviously, it’s not like every movie has all the characters, but they all have to exist within the same rules…There will be interplay between different characters in different movies.”
Kinberg goes on to say;
“I don’t have it up on a wall, but I have it on my computer, and I have it sort of tattooed on my brain now too…Nothing external, so that if I get knocked over the head, no one can read it. It’s literally behind my eyelids. But yeah, we have a clear sense of the directions we want to take them in and in my my mind at least, how we could start to cross-pollinate sort of with those characters that have their standalone movies.”
While it’s not that huge of a surprise that 20th Century Fox wants to capitalize on their biggest superhero franchise, I’m just hoping it won’t get watered down. Especially with what will no doubt be a HUGE cast. What do you think? ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is set to open in theaters on May 16, 2016. ‘Deadpool’ will be released on February 12, 2016. ‘Gambit’ is set to open on October 7, 2016.MTV]