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Old 08-29-2013, 03:34 PM   #910
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Default Re: The "Keep Hope Alive" (that the rights can revert back to Marvel) thread

Originally Posted by Willie Lumpkin View Post
I just did a quick search but couldn't find it. I'm going to note the name of the scriptwriter ( Straczynski ) here because that might help me find it when I have more time tonight.

I think the quote I'm thinking of may have come directly from Rothman, but I can't remember for sure and I'll see if I can find it later.

But even if Rothman did say that, it doesn't mean it's true.

I remember another quote on-line in which an unidentified FOX executive said that, if they were desperate, the studio would play a very low budget X-Men film in just one theater in order to hold onto the film rights. That was pre buy-out, however, and FOX won't find a theater owner willing to be banned from showing Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, Disney and Disney Animation films "in perpetuity".

Perhaps FOX are waiting to see how DOFP performs before making a move.
Hopefully, that will be too late.

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