Originally Posted by hippie_hunter
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.
I was figuring in DVD sales and foreign box office and TV licensing and such. You're actually wrong on the other 5 not making 2 billion, the numbers add up to at least that. Those are just grosses, though, that's true, it's not counting the money to make the films.
My main point was not that Star Wars isn't more valuable in the long run than X-Men and Fantastic Four. It's that X-Men and Fantastic Four are worth way more than 4 billion dollars in the long-run. They are hardly going to be bought for 4 billion dollars. The only reason it was possible is Lucas is a single person to whom 4 billion dollars is more money than can be spent in a lifetime. If a corporation had owned Star Wars it would never have sold for 4 billion dollars. Star Wars is worth far more than that.