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Old 09-04-2013, 02:12 AM   #31
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Default Re: This Franchise Needs a Reboot Bad

Originally Posted by marvelrobbins View Post
Any X-Men reboot would be based more on Ultimate X-Men than 616.
I disagree. Reboots showcase the opposite of what's come before. They don't repeat it.

For instance, the Batman and Bond franchises ditched the over-the-top antics of Batman and Robin and Die Another Day for the more grounded Batman Begins and Casino Royale. In a similar reversal, Sony replaced Raimi's lighthearted, Ditko inspired Spider-Man films with the more angst ridden (?), modernized Webb films. And, most recently, the light on action, nostalgia laden world of Superman Returns was shown the door by the action packed cinematic re-imagining that is Man of Steel.

So it's doubtful that an X-Men reboot is going to drop the grounded world of the Singer films for the similarly grounded world of the cancelled Ultimate books, especially after audiences have shown a willingness to embrace the more colorful and fantastical elements of the rest of the Marvel Universe.

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