Originally Posted by ThePhantasm
The previous two films didn't work so well not because they were "lighter" but because they were so badly scripted and produced.
Absolutely. The Avengers wasn't 'dark' it was just executed much better than FF. With the talk of cross-overs and time travel for the next X-Men, they are certainly setting up the possibility for a 60's era FF if they choose to go that way.
I think the big question and uncertainty we all have is "will Fox actually spend what they need to spend to do this right?"
Their history would indicate 'no', but I think they'd be fools to blow this opportunity. I think of all the Marvel and DC properties, FF stands alone as the highest profile poperty that has not yet been properly exploited.