Bryan Singer Talks Marvel vs Fox Battle; Says 'It's Not Healthy'

Bryan Singer Talks Marvel vs Fox Battle; Says 'It's Not Healthy'

Continuing on with his interview from SciFiNow, Singer addressed the Marvel [Studios] vs Fox debate that exists among the fans. He had some pretty interesting things to say about both the Avengers and Marvel Studio's flagship character, Iron Man. Hit the jump for more..

The Marvel Studios/Fox debate has gone on for a while, with fans arguing over which studio puts out the better films. Much like Kevin Feige who commented on the DC vs Marvel battle, director Bryan Singer has a few words to say., “It’s not healthy for us,” says Singer. “I’ll tell you why: they’re both comic-books and at some point you can expand the universes, that’s where the comparison ends. He continued, “The Marvel universes – particularly Avengers and Iron Man – are… and it sounds defensive, and it is defensive, but only because people make comparisons between [X-Men: Days Of Future Past] and The Avengers, which is ludicrous. Is it though? Both franchises are juggling a large ensembe of characters, and fans have been very criticial of Wolverine's involvement in the X-Men franchise, feeling that he's the centre of attention, hogging the spotlight from the other X-Men characters.

Singer thinks this is the case with the MCU, implying that Iron Man is the centre piece of the that universe.“The Avengers is a mash-up of massive single character franchises of incredibly familiar characters and Iron Man. And did I mention Iron Man? Oh, and by the way – Iron Man.  What's interesting here is that  Iron Man  didn't even have the most screen time in that movie. Singer added, “They are huge, colossal franchises that are peppered with all these other characters that are, again, extremely famous and so yes, Fox will at some point synergise [the X-Men] characters and that process is slowly beginning, but it’s very different than taking movies that gross close to a billion dollars and then pushing them together into these giant broad movies. “If you want to give me Robert Downey Jr in a metal suit and have him join the X-Men, then yes, let’s go head-to-head [with Marvel Studios].” Would you guys love to see Iron Man in Fox's X-Men universe? Hugh Jackman has been expressing interest in an X-Men and Avengers cross over. It's unlikely to happen but a fan can dream right?

“It’s very different universes,” said the director. “The appeal is different and to try and do the same thing… this in an ‘inbetweequel’, OK, of two ensemble filmsAvengers and the Marvel movies are individual franchises based on major characters that’s why there are some Marvel characters in Avengers that don’t have their own movie, because I don’t know if they had their own movie anyone would be that interested. Singer continued to talk about how the average joe will not recognise the other X-Men characters outside of Wolverine, “We’re the bastard stepchild of the comic-book universe, you can go to my mom and she knows who Captain America is but you try and explain to her who Deadpool is? She doesn’t even know the Hulk – ‘You know, the Hulk! Green! Big guy!’ – so Gambit? 

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