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Old 03-16-2013, 09:44 AM   #21
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Default Re: Fox's Shared Universe

Originally Posted by blalex620 View Post
Where do people continue to get baseless assumptions that this movie won't be made?? It has a director, script, producer, official release date. Where does any of that make it seem like this may not happen? Let's not add FF has to go into production soon or the rights will revert back to Marvel. So yeah I'm positive this movie will be made.

And like Dent keeps saying this thread is a speculation thread like all the other ones. It doesn't have to focus solely on a FF/X-Men team up film. It's open to anything dealing with Fox's MCU in general. Though speculating FF may not get a new movie is kind of dumb at this point.
There are some very solid reasons why reasonable people believe this FF reboot will either not get made or will fail miserably at the box office if FOX continues on this path. I posted a few of them on another thread.

I simply don't see how this film becomes a box office success. For the first FF films, Fox experienced a significant drop off (12.5% per Box Office Mojo) in worldwide box office with the sequel, despite a 30% budget increase. Add in the inevitable reboot decrease of 15% or so, the lack of merchandising revenue, and the outlook is looking grimmer. Then you add in the increased production costs of a CGI Thing, a Negative Zone, and simply to keep the reboot from being as cheap looking as the initial duology.

Then you add to this a release date just 56 days before the Avengers and the film is going to be buried in A2 hype. Only the most ardent fans are going to see two Marvel superhero team up films within two months, and a large number of those fans are upset the FF doesn't get to play with their pals in the MCU. You add to that toxic mix a very green, although talented director, and this has the makings of a disaster. Hopefully FOX realizes this soon and Disney/Marvel and FOX can reach a deal to reboot the FF in their rightful film universe.

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