Sunday, September 20, 2015

Marvel Phasing Out FF and X-Men Characters?

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Those who are keeping a close eye on the dynamics between Marvel and Fox may have noticed that the former is currently doing a couple of underhanded moves to reduce the power and influence of the latter.

Fox currently holds the rights to once-powerful superhero brands of "The Fantastic Four" and "The X-Men." Even as Bryan Singer continues work on his latest "X-Men" movie and Josh Trank continues to promote his flop "Fantastic Four" movie, mounting evidence stockpiles that shows Marvel is phasing out characters who the studio doesn’t have movie rights to, starting with the recent 2015 hero lineup poster.

Can anybody find one character from the "Fantastic Four" or "X-Men" in the 2015 comic-book poster sheet produced by Marvel? This is really a big deal considering that characters like Wolverine and the FF were front and center back in 2007.

Marvel's Executive Editor Tom Brevoort pointed out the company’s strategy with regards to revenue streams and content recently, saying:
"If you had two things, and on one you earned 100 percent of the revenues from the efforts that you put into making it, and the other you earned a much smaller percentage for the same amount of time and effort, you’d be more likely to concentrate more heavily on the first, wouldn’t you?"

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