Fox Confirms Development Of X-MEN: FIRST CLASS 2, DAREDEVIL And FANTASTIC FOUR
Tom Rothman confirms that work is ongoing with X-Men: First Class 2 and Daredevil, as well as a reboot of Fantastic Four. Read on for details on that as well as their plans to raise the standard of their comic book movies.
"We're trying like hell," Fox Chairman Tom Rothman told MTV Splash Page in a recent interview when asked about the status of a sequel to X-Men: First Class. "We're trying as hard as we can. We really want to do it. We're planning to do it." He also made it clear that its success has made the studio reevaluate how they handle comic book movies. "The reason, in addition to those two guys and Matthew Vaughn, that it was as good as it was that the script was really good. The key to making a great continuing franchise is to have a great script, so we're working hard on it."
While we already know that David Slade is hard at work on Daredevil, Rothman confirmed that they still hold the rights to the Fantastic Four and the studio are prioritising both of those projects. "'Daredevil' is still with David Slade. It's in development now. We're working on it and 'Fantastic Four.'" He added: "I think for all of us, the bar has been raised, so we've got to aim high now. Marvel's done a terrific job with their films. Where our Marvel movies are concerned or other movies like that. It's like what we had with 'Planet of the Apes' this summer. I think it's important for us to really aim high and deliver an A-level experience to the audience."
So, it sounds as if a summer of far more intelligent and critically acclaimed movies has resulted in Fox deciding to turn over a new leaf with how they handle projects such as these. The likes of X-Men: The Last Stand and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer made them money but also resulted in the studio becoming associated with poor quality blockbusters. Whether Daredevil and Fantastic Four will continue to set things right remains to be seen.
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