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Old 02-19-2013, 01:50 PM   #50
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Default Re: Do you think Fox will/should make a Silver Surfer film?

Originally Posted by YoungPrime View Post
I swear some of you give FOX way too much credit.
And you give them NO credit. Why you gotta be such a hater?

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."

....Then came Blade, and then came X-men, etc, etc.

So thank Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, not FOX-men!
Reality check: you can count on the fingers of one hand the number of people who actually read a first-run MIB or Blade comic book. You can count on the fingers of two hands, plus the toes on half a foot, the number of people who realized that the movies were actually based on comic books.

X-Men was the first real foray into Marvel cinema, based on comic book characters that general audiences actually had heard of, other than some truly abysmal D-grade movies from the 80s and early 90s (Howard the Duck and Dolph Lundgren's Punisher, a DTV Captain America, and a Fantastic Four that thankfully never saw the light of day). *That's* what inspired the current run of movies based on the Marvel comics universe.

Originally Posted by YoungPrime View Post
Well FOX had a the perfect opportunity of showing this in First Class. Instead we only got 2 stand out performances by Eric and Charles. The supporting cast were all mediocre at best. (Kevin Bacon was not "Shaw" he was a mutant Kevin Bacon with supbar special effects)

Yeah, "the supporting cast were all mediocre at best": that's why J-Law broke out and turned into an overnight phenomenon, and why she shares Breakout Performance nominations with Zoe Kravitz. Why don't you quit spouting your *opinion* as *facts?*



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