20th Century Fox President of Production Discusses the Future of the X-Men Franchise and The Fantastic Four Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.26.2014
Emma Watts speaks…
Speaking to THR, 20th Century Fox President of Production Emma Watts talked about the next upcoming sequel to the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse, and the studio's planned reboot for the Fantastic Four franchise. Below are some highlights.
X-Men: Apocalypse is due out on May 22, 2016. The Fantastic Four is due out on July 19, 2015.
Watts on Fantastic Four: "We're making a big bet for 2015 with The Fantastic Four and director Josh Trank. To me, the key is the originality of the filmmakers and the choices they make. Josh is another really interesting example, who is using the vision he gave us in Chronicle to reinvent a franchise he's loved his whole life. It's not that you can't make original ideas — you can, and we did it with Chronicle. The director is the key to not letting superhero movies go stale. That's the truth."
Watts on if Fantastic Four will have found footage elements: "It's Josh, so it can't not have that feel. That's his talent, that's what he does, and that's what excites him about it. It is a really interesting young cast, and he is the magnet that's brought them all together."
Watts on if Singer will return for X-men: Apocalypse: "Right now we are totally at the outlining phase. But nothing would make me happier than if it all worked out. It's always been the intention for him to do it."