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Old 11-06-2016, 01:18 AM   #1
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Default 'X-Men' Comics Writer Chris Claremont Blames Hollywood for the Title's Decline

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With over 15 years spent writing for Marvel’s “X-Men” comics, Chris Claremont co-created many of the properties most enduring and endearing characters like Rogue and Mystique, scripted the iconic arcs “The Dark Phoenix Saga” and “Days of Future Past” with John Byrne, and helped to develop the fan-favorite character Wolverine into one of the franchise’s most recognizable heroes. Claremont lays the blame on Hollywood. In a chat with Hugh Sheridan during New York Comic-Con (via BC), Claremont gave a candid account of his feelings regarding 20th Century Fox’s ownership of the X-Men film franchise, the effect that ownership has had on the title’s comics as of late, and the rise of the Inhumans.

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Not only did they mess up the movies but they impacted the comics. It's so messed up

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Old 11-10-2016, 06:35 PM   #3
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fox has nothing to do with comics.that is all marvel.

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Old 11-13-2016, 12:35 AM   #4
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Claremont just told you the deal.

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Old 11-15-2016, 05:30 PM   #5
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Well, it should be said that Marvel's little plan to make the Inhumans their new X-Men backfired, so they're (fortunately) relaunching the mutants with new titles.

Also, none of this is Fox's fault. Marvel, as an editor, shouldn't be as tied to their movie studio as it is, and should be worrying about the titles they put out and comic book sales, and not about 'accidentally promoting' movies from another studio.

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Well, given how much money Marvel has made for the Mouse, I guess from a business perspective, it makes sense that they'd start prioritizing their films over their comics...which could explain the public's reaction to the likes of Civil War II. Though business or not, I do find it somewhat petty for Marvel to not promote X-Men when they weren't just because the film rights belonged to Fox.

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Old 11-15-2016, 11:50 PM   #7
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Well, it should be said that Marvel's little plan to make the Inhumans their new X-Men backfired, so they're (fortunately) relaunching the mutants with new titles.

Also, none of this is Fox's fault. Marvel, as an editor, shouldn't be as tied to their movie studio as it is, and should be worrying about the titles they put out and comic book sales, and not about 'accidentally promoting' movies from another studio.
It's all about the new mediums, the comic market is dwindling in comparison to the modern delivery systems. Marvel will be on top again in direct market comic sales, as they have for the most part over the last quarter century, it's just the ebb and flow of a decreasing fickle marketplace. The majority of fans who love the MCU or the X-films just don't give a rats a$$ about the comic industry. Sad but true. The days of X-Men and Spider-Man selling in the millions are gone. Film, tv, animation and video games, these are the million/billion dollar generators today, certainly the driving force in creating brand appeal. Comics are increasingly becoming like the test kitchens for what works and what doesn't. You can have RiRi Williams instead of Stark for a bit or the Inhumans being pushed ahead of X-Men, but still get the "real" Iron Man or Bruce Banner Hulk in the MCU and satisfy your X-Men craving at Fox. Not to mention the other options in animation and video games, etc. Unfortunately for X-fans, they'll be slim pickings in the biggest platforms until it benefits Marvel more. It's business, we just have to deal with it. Fox has benefited, so Marvel is trying to make the best and do the same. Fans feel entitled to what happens to the characters, but the owners and creators are.


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Like Marvel wouldn't benefit from a successful X-Men animated series anyway.

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Old 11-16-2016, 01:48 PM   #9
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Of course. I'd love to see it again.

I support the comics industry.

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Old 11-17-2016, 11:13 PM   #10
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Not only did they mess up the movies but they impacted the comics. It's so messed up
That is not what Claremont is saying.

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