Before we get into that though, bear in mind that it’s been rumoured that Josh Trank’s strange and erratic behaviour on the set of Fantastic Four led to him being fired from the Star Wars Anthology movie he was attached to direct. That obviously means he won’t be returning to helm the Fantastic Four follow-up.
Who will? Well, here’s where that twist comes in, as Bryan Singer is apparently wanted by Fox to take over.
The studio reportedly isn’t that thrilled with how Fantastic Four has turned out, but are satisfied that it’s a “decent” introduction to this new take on the iconic Marvel heroes. From there, they hope that Singer can get the franchise on the right track with a sequel as part of their plan for them to team-up with the X-Men.
It sounds like they also hope Singer will direct a crossover in 2018, with him and Simon Kinberg overseeing this Cinematic Universe. It’s been said that X-Men: Apocalypse will be something of a new start for those characters, so this happening does make sense. It’s a rumour for now though, so we’ll have to wait and see!