When 20th Century Fox hired Kick-Ass and Wanted creator Mark Millar as a creative consultant on their upcoming Marvel adaptation it was heavily suggested the studio would be creating their own shared universe, much like what Marvel have done to great success with their properties.
Over the next few years a link between the X-Men films and Josh Trank’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot may be forged, and that effort will be helped greatly with the news that Matthew Vaughn has signed on to produce Fantastic Four.
Mark Millar revealed the news on Twitter:
Just off the phone with Fox and some excellent news – Matthew Vaughn is producing Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot!
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) February 22, 2013
Vaughn directed X-Men: First Class and is still producing X-Men: Days of Future Past despite handing the directing duties to Bryan Singer. The fact Fox has brought Vaughn on-board Josh Trank’s new take on the Fantastic Four means he’ll be another key figure in Fox’s grand plan. What that plan is remains to be seen, but an X-Men/Fantastic Four cross-over is a possibility.
The new version of Fantastic Four will hit screens March 2015, and X-Men: Days of Future Past opens next July.