Days of Future Past is Singer pivoting and doing one grand finale for the original cast and handing off the franchise to the next generation in style. The Wolverine is basically going to be stand alone. So, why should they consult or connect anything at this point?
Originally Posted by cherokeesam
I'm inclined to agree.
The X-Universe has always been its own thing, even in the comics. Especially since the 1990s, X-Men has spawned a ****-ton of titles that exist in their own mutant universe. Shlock like the recent AVX notwithstanding, the X-Universe rarely intrudes on the rest of the Marvel Universe, and vice versa. That's why having a separate studio manage the X-Men titles doesn't feel forced at all, and is actually canonical when you think about it.
But yeah, trying to carve out a niche in the X-Universe for the FF *does* feel forced. It's understandable why Fox wants to do it, but it's really apples and oranges. Tonally and thematically, the FF share a lot more with the MCU than with the FCU. Fox, and fandom, would be better served by expanding the X-Men universe by spinning off films like Cable and/or Deadpool, Excalibur, New Mutants, Generation X, X-Factor, X-Statix, The Brotherhood, Storm, Psylocke, Dazzler, Cloak and Dagger....pretty much an infinite bunch of stories to draw from.
Agree. A Fox Shared Universe has EVERYTHING in place to rival Marvel's success. Solo films with rich characters are everywhere in the X-Men Universe. As mentioned in the 90's in the books, it was X-Men on top with Spider-Man. The Avengers were relegated to b-list verge of cancellation books.
They need to flush perception of those other FF movies the way the WB flushed Batman & Robin. FF done right will turn on enough of the box office juice.
I can see Fox using their ace very fast and that's Galactus. He can be the global threat that brings the X-Men and FF together. It can also introduce the Shi'ar and Skrulls. If Guardians of the Galaxy hits, Fox will have the option of spinning X-Men off in to space.