'Fantastic Four' Reboot Snags 'X-Men' Director Matthew Vaughn as Producer

Matthew Vaughn Producing Fantastic Four Reboot Josh Trank

With all the hype surrounding Marvel Studios projects like Iron Man 3 and Guardians of Galaxy - or DC/Warner Bros.' Man of Steel and (possible) Justice League team film - it can be hard to remember that Fox is also rolling out its own slate of shared universe superhero films.

The Wolverine has yet to enter its big marketing push, while X-Men: Days of Future Past is still locking down cast members by the day. With Fox's shared X-Men universe not yet on the radar of most moviegoers, Chronicle director Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot could be considered a pipe dream. However, with today's news, that pipe dream is quickly taking some very real shape.

Kick-Ass and Ultimate X-Men creator Mark Millar is "Godfathering" Fox's shared Marvel universe - much in the same way Joss Whedon will guid Marvel Studios' "Phase Two" initiative until it reaches Avengers 2. We've long chronicled (no pun) Millar's habit of 'pre-emptive speaking,' but the writer is now taking to Twitter to drop some news that is hard not to consider "official":

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