Originally Posted by kaijunexus
Geez...why didn't they invoke that clause for X-Men: Last Stand, Elektra, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Spider-Man 3, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine?
Because those movies didn't rise ( fall ) to the level required. They were all movies made for commercial release with the intention of trying to make money. The clause, to my understanding, is more about bald-faced attempts to destroy the IP in question, such as making a Corman-style movie and releasing it. The studio in question has to at least pretend they are trying to commercialize the property, and not simply ruin it for the original owner. It has nothing to do with "damage to the genre", it has to do with showing good faith towards the IP usage contract.