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I stopped caring about the xmen as a franchise a long time ago.
I know. What I meant to say was:They already did, Disney bought all of Fox's movie assets. This is the last movie Fox is doing with Marvel properties.
I’d asked this question cause the Dark Phoenix’s discussion and trailers were getting me down.
Dude, I would LOVE a good adaptation of the Demon Bear storyline. It was so weird and out there... unfortunately, I don't give the Fox movie arm credit for enough courage to do something like that. Their TV arm yes, especially FX, after the wonderful weirdness of Legion, but not the movies.I’d asked this question cause the Dark Phoenix’s discussion and trailers were getting me down.
I loved (still do) the New Mutants comic series - was still a teenager when it began (I think). Loved the characters, storyline’s and brilliant artwork - still have the original collected series (along with others) in my wardrobe - come sheltered comics vault!
My avatar speaks volumes !
Was concerned when the film was originally announced to be a teen ‘ horror ‘ oriented movie , to feeling somewhat mollified when it was said to be based on the Demon Bear storyline.
Then a film delayed announcement again , and then nothing... til JoeG just filled us in .
Damn , I really hope they don’t screw this up. It could be the start of a fantastic franchise.
Agree, and I see the validity of what you’re saying - films can be ruined by certain ‘fan’ directors ...., but this take, with these characters are at the beginning of - origins type, and not necessarily a certain ‘part ‘ of a sequential, existing franchise.Having a director who is a fan of the source material means nothing to me, no matter what franchise it is. I've seen too many series ruined by fan directors.
Even if a trailer looks promising I don't have any illusions that it will be good until I see the final product.
Considering that most films are ruined by studio interference, the directors hardly matter most of the time. It doesn't matter what the director wants to do, it matters what the suits at the studio think will sell. And most of the time, they're wrong.Having a director who is a fan of the source material means nothing to me, no matter what franchise it is. I've seen too many series ruined by fan directors.
Even if a trailer looks promising I don't have any illusions that it will be good until I see the final product. I've been taken too many times to think otherwise.
That's not to say the trailers for Dark Phoenix look good or even remotely interesting because they don't.