Story Details Surface for Fox's Unproduced X-MEN VS. FANTASTIC FOUR Movie
Not long ago we learned that 20th Century Fox was developing a big Marvel crossover event film that would have brought together the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and Daredevil. X-Men: First Class writer Zack Stentz was hired to write the script for the film, and he’s the one who revealed that the studios was looking to develop it with director Paul Greengrass.
Thanks to THR, we now have some details regarding the story that this film would have told, and it would have pitted the X-Men against the Fantastic Four. They would have had their own little Civil War going on. Here are the details:
In 2010, according to our secret sources, Fox considered building toward a crossover movie that would have pitted the X-Men against the Fantastic Four (think of it as a Civil War for the Fox/Marvel characters). The studio enlisted First Class screenwriters Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz to pen the script, which saw Johnny Storm go nova while trying to apprehend the villain Molecule Man. Johnny blows a hole in Manhattan and sparks the superhero registration act in response to the carnage.
The heroes are split on opposing sides, and among the key matchups was a Wolverine vs. Mr. Fantastic battle that ended with Reed Richards pinning Wolverine down, extending his hands until they’re one molecule wide, and using them as scissors to cut the mutant’s arms off (!!!). Eventually the heroes make peace…leading to a post-credits scene that teases what’s next: A Skrull invasion.
I’ll tell you what… I would have loved to see that Wolverine and Mr. Fantastic fight! Also, I would have never expected to see Reed Richard beat Wolverine by slicing his arms off! While Fox was hit and miss with the Marvel films that they were producing, I actually would have loved to see this movie happen because it sounds like the creative team was willing to take it to some crazy-ass levels!
It’s a shame that Fox wasn’t willing to take the risk on this movie, it could have been a huge hit for them! Oh well, missed opportunity. All these characters are in the Marvel Studios ballpark now! I can’t wait to see what they end up doing with them!
Would you have liked to see this X-Men Vs. Fantastic Four movie?