Seeing that comic book movies can achieve more when done with honest and sincere respect for the characters and the storyline, it seems Fox, which still has Fantastic Four and X-Men on contract, may want to do even more superhero movies. This is what was said about the future of Fox and its superhero franchises earlier this month:
Comic guru and creative consultant Mark Millar recently opened up to Comic Book Resources about Fox’s long-term plan to capitalize on the Marvel properties in their stable (X-Men, Fantastic Four), and said the upcoming Wolverine standalone represents a fresh start for the company.
If all goes well, as Iron Man did for Marvel, we could see as many as 10 new comic book movies out of Fox in the coming years:
“I felt like Iron Man was really the beginning of something for the Marvel Studios movies, and The Wolverine will be a similar starting point to build a lot off of for the Fox movies … X-Force or Cable or Deadpool — all these amazing characters are things we haven’t really gotten to yet. You go to any convention in the world, and you’ll see 20 people dressed as Deadpool.
In a lot of ways, these are Marvel’s coolest characters, so I want to remind people of that and build on what we already have. I think there’s a great foundation, and just from basic conversations, we’ve come up with ten movies we could do … These things cost $150 million each to make, so we have to pick and choose what we want to do.”
As much as I’d like to see more, I’m still just waiting for ‘The Wolverine’ to come out and blow our socks off first before anything else is done. Granted, I’m interested in seeing what director Josh Trank (Chronicle) can do with Fantastic Four, especially after the fiasco with the previous films on those characters. So, if all goes well there, then we can go on.