Originally Posted by cherokeesam
XMFC was Vaughn. Singer contributed a little to the script, but that's it.
In any case, the first X-Men movie was the one that single-handedly launched the era of Marvel movies. (Blade doesn't count, because even today, there's plenty of general audiences that don't have a clue that he's even a Marvel character. Blade got popular because of "zomg vampires!" in the height of the vampire movie era.)
I swear some of you give FOX way
too much credit.
Ask Avi Arad
if "Blade" counts as well as "Men in Black" for that matter since both where Marvel Properties.
Just because the GA may not be aware of it's comic book roots doesn't mean that their success didn't kick start the bargaining table for future Marvel films as stated here regarding Men in Black:
"The film was released on July 2, 1997, by Columbia Pictures and grossed $589,390,539 worldwide against a $90 million budget..... The success of the film inspired Marvel (who, by 1997, owned the property) to option other properties for development, later collaborating with Columbia Pictures to produce Spider-Man amongst other projects." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_in_Black_(film)
....Then came Blade, and then came X-men, etc, etc.
So thank Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, not FOX-men!