Originally Posted by The Batman
Honestly, the fact that Iron Man has been able to outdo the X-Films is a testament to the fact that Fox's X-Men franchise hasn't really reached its full potential, IMO.
The X films had popular cartoons and comics preceding them. Iron Man was a second tier character. IMO, fox has ultimately been holding these films back, as much as love X1, X2, and First Class.
Yes, indeed. But of course, back in 1999 when X1 was filming, it was a more uncertain time for comic book movies.
However, there is no such excuse these days.
X2 is solid but not epic, and while X3 did have a good amount of scale and excitement, it didn't have strong enough filmmaking to sustain itself. First Class is an odd one to explain.
I certainly do hope the X-films reach their full potential. While the Marvel Studios films aren't perfect by any means, they never hold back. And Nolan's Batman films haven't held back either.