While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is reaping the good out of the strong interconnected superhero universe they have created (which is actually now in its Phase 3), looks like the mutant universe over at 20<sup>th Century Fox will not allow themselves to be left out of the fun.
According to a report by MTV News, Simon Kinberg revealed that he plans to have the two upcoming and much-awaited titlesDeadpool and Gambithave a shared universe that will let them have a crossover interaction in the future. The universe exists after the time of X-Men: Days of Future Past, it seems.
“The idea is that we’ve sort of reset the timeline after Days of Future Past in some ways, and if not erased, certainly allowed for change from X1, 2, 3, everything from Days of Future Past forward, 1973, everything we set now becomes canon,” said Kinberg. “So the Gambit movie, the Deadpool movie, will exist in a world that acknowledges whatever happened in Days of Future Past and moving forward. Doesn’t mean they’ll always interact with those characters, obviously, it’s not like every movie has all the characters, but they all have to exist within the same rules. There will be interplay between different characters in different movies.”
Kinberg also detailed how everythingthe vast timeline of his planned interconnected universestays together in his head without him losing track of the sequence of events. As it turned out, he keeps “notes” of it.
“I don’t have it up on a wall, but I have it on my computer, and I have it sort of tattooed on my brain now too,” he said. “Nothing external, so that if I get knocked over the head, no one can read it. It’s literally behind my eyelids. But yeah, we have a clear sense of the directions we want to take them in and in my my mind at least, how we could start to cross-pollinate sort of with those characters that have their standalone movies.”
Finally, Kinberg gave his take as to the straying from the classic comic book look of Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse in the upcoming film X-Men: Apocalypse.
“I feel like we have been, the X-Men franchise, has been growing a little bit more into science fiction. I think Days of Future Past with time travel and the Sentinels took us into a slightly broader, more science fiction world than the films had occupied in the past,” he said. “We felt like the movies were ready for something that was slightly more, let’s say, cosmic. Once we made the decision for Apocalypse to be the villain at the center of the movie, we wanted to be true to the comics, which are sort of, like you, say, not costume, but it’s not just a guy in a helmet. It is more cosmic.”
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016.