Originally Posted by Baramos
Simple, X-Men and Fantastic Four are worth way more in the long-run than 4 billion dollars. Fox is a gigantic conglomerate, George Lucas is one guy. 4 billion for one person is a massive amount of money. It's 4000 times more than my father earned in his entire life. 4 billion dollars for a corporation that can easily make that with 2 X-Men films is nothing.
Are you serious? The entire X-Men film series hasn't even made $2 billion yet. Star Wars is a far more valuable property than X-Men and Fantastic Four.
The reason why 20th Century Fox isn't selling those rights is because they really don't have a lot of blockbuster tentpoles and need some franchises to remain viable.