Originally Posted by BMM
Assuming Mark Miller isn't full of it, I actually think the announcement will be Fantastic Four related and not X-Men related. That said, I agree with Lightning that a reboot will happen sooner than later, BUT I don't think that is what the announcement is going to be about and for a couple reasons.
1. It is a less than smart PR move to announce a reboot, and begin speculation about new cast, crew, etc., while still trying to promote The Wolverine and Days of Future Past. Fox would simply be hurting its investments by needlessly diverting attention away from them. It's unnecessary property cannibalism, for lack of a better term.
2. It is a poor business decision to announce a reboot before knowing the financial outcome of two of the studio's major investments, especially Days of Future Past. Money talks, so why not see what audiences have to say first?
EDIT: Now that I think about it, I will laugh if the announcement is that Days of Future Past is being split into two movies... but surely not?
I keep forgetting that DOFP isn't
two movies. Yet.
Agreed on all points. I think it absolutely will and should be rebooted at some point, but it would be a really dumb business decision to announce that when they have DOFP about to start shooting and The Wolverine coming out this summer.