Originally Posted by Dr Tactics
Heck I'll take Thor (449 mil) over FC. Yep (If were just condensing it to 2011)!!! In other words no matter what Fox/Marvel has put out it all been underwhelming (outside of XM-FC*) story wise and BO performance wise..
Your man Mark Millar can underhandely insult Marvel/Disney all he wants because he's backing a company that to the main people/fanbase he's trying to hype to Fox/Marvel is giving him backlash cause they want Marvel to have all their characters back (even more after the success of the Avengers). Marvel wins regardless
edit: I swear. This marvel characters rights things remind me of congress on the fiscal cliff issue and any other issue.. Nobody wants to budge for no good reason
The problem here is that The Wolverine wont likely be anything to write home about but will still be better than the first one. (which really shouldn't be hard to accomplish)
It'll just barely make it's money back in the states and might turn a decent profit over seas. Which to FOX fans will still be deemed a huge success and be praised as the next Dark Knight scale franchise thus encouraging FOX to continue churning out half decent "Marvel films".
FOX's main competition will come the following week end with 300pt2 and RED2, which if either are good will put a huge dent into The Wolverine, which I doubt will do more than $40-55mill it's first weekend anyway.
It's safe to say that Marvel/Disney told FOX to go fly a kite regarding the shared universe proposal. So as a MCU supporter I have a lot ridding on Ironman 3 as a result.
Meaning if it's well received by critics and does even half the box office number that Avengers did previously, the growing notion that Marvel/Disney should own all their comicbook characters will significantly increase.
Millar and company knows this! Which is why the snub by Millar about 2013 films was so clear in his article.