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Old 03-21-2013, 08:46 AM   #133
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Default Re: The "Keep Hope Alive" (that the rights can revert back to Marvel) thread

Originally Posted by Mulholland '49 View Post
They were both fired under shady circumstances that are still unclear and the fact that none of their original directors are returning either suggests some funny business is going on.
Favreau wasn't "fired" at all. He took a pass on Iron Man 3 in favor of doing Cowboys & Aliens. C&A was crap, but it was his choice. Favs not only plays Happy Hogan in IM3 but also produced the film and consulted with Shane Black. As he's still working with Marvel and Disney, it's fair to conclude that he doesn't have issues with either.

And they announced it will also employ a gimmicky shared universe with the X-Men universe, so will you turn a blind eye toward that?
You find a shared universe gimicky, but for Marvel it worked out very well. I highly doubt that the same will be true of Fox's copycat efforts, but they're greedy and stingy so they gotta chase the money. Fox has had the X-films and the FF for many years but hasn't been able to turn out films as lucrative at the box office as Marvel's Avengers franchise. Marvel has only been making films since 2008 and already racked up $3.8 Billion at the global box office, compared to Fox's $1.8 B for the X-Men franchise. X-fans like to boast that the X-universe is bigger than the rest of Marvel combined, so why has it done so poorly, comparatively speaking? No wonder Fox wants to mimic Marvel's "gimmick."

Originally posted by Kevin Feige

It’s something that’s easy to take for granted, growing up in the United States as a white male, that my cinematic heroes look like me...It’s something that over the course of these ten years, having a certain amount of power over what type of movies are made and what type of actors we hire, I want everybody to have that feeling. We don’t take it for granted that people want to see themselves reflected in our heroes and our characters.
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