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Simon Kinberg explains problems with an X-Men / Fantastic Four crossover

With Josh Trank rebooting The Fantastic Four and the X-Men adventures continuing to line up on Fox's release schedule, many fans have been wondering whether the two franchises might cross over at some point.

However, while producer / screenwriter Simon Kinberg is intrigued by the idea, he does point out a couple of logistical hurdles that might throw a potential spanner in the works…

"None of the X-Men movies have acknowledged the notion of a sort of superhero team - the Fantastic Four," explained Kinberg, when the question was put to him.

"And the Fantastic Four acquire powers, so for them to live in a world where mutants are prevalent is kind of complicated, because you’re like, 'Oh, you’re just a mutant.' Like, 'What’s so fantastic about you?'"

He makes a good point, although we wouldn't be surprised if there were a few Easter Eggs thrown into the two franchises that might make a sly reference to the other.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past opens in the UK on 22 May 2014, while The Fantastic Four will arrive on 18 June 2015.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.