Movie News

Rothman confirms new X-Men, Daredevil and Fantastic Four movies are on the way

Rothman confirms new X-Men, Daredevil and Fantastic Four movies are on the way
Caffeinated Clint

Sounds like Twentieth Century Fox is only having caviar home-delivered now, not hot beer.

Tom Rothman says the studio has reconsidered how they handle their comic book properties (after the terrible “Elektra”, “Wolverine” and “Fantastic Four : Rise of the Silver Surfer” they’d wanna!) having seen how audiences, critics and the box-office responded to this year’s “X-Men : First Class” which, as the title suggests, was classy, first-rate entertainment.

The studio chief tells MTV that work is underway on an “X-Men” sequel, as well as reboots of both “Daredevil” and “Fantastic Four”, all of which he says he’ll take his time with in order to make sure the script is as good as it can be before they roll film.

Rothman says a “First Class” sequel is a big priority for him.

“We’re trying as hard as we can. We really want to do it. We’re planning to do it.” He also made it clear that its success has made the studio reevaluate how they handle comic book movies. “The reason, in addition to those two guys and Matthew Vaughn, that it was as good as it was that the script was really good. The key to making a great continuing franchise is to have a great script, so we’re working hard on it.”

As for the aforesaid reboots, “‘Daredevil’ is still with David Slade. It’s in development now. We’re working on it and ‘Fantastic Four.'” He added: “I think for all of us, the bar has been raised, so we’ve got to aim high now. Marvel’s done a terrific job with their films. Where our Marvel movies are concerned or other movies like that. It’s like what we had with ‘Planet of the Apes’ this summer. I think it’s important for us to really aim high and deliver an A-level experience to the audience.”

The studio, of course, also has “The Wolverine” in development which, as per Rothman’s comments above, has been postponed due to director switches but largely to make they can get the script in the best place it can be.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Movie News
Caffeinated Clint

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole.

More in Movie News


Trailer: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Ashleigh DaviesMay 28, 2015

Trailer & Poster: A Walk In The Woods

Ashleigh DaviesMay 28, 2015
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, from left: Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, 1997, © Columbia/courtesy Everett Collection

Here’s what’s showing on Crackle this June

Caffeinated ClintMay 28, 2015

Exclusive : Clip from The Rumperbutts

Editorial StaffMay 28, 2015

Behind-the-scenes of Fear The Walking Dead

Ashleigh DaviesMay 28, 2015

Trailer & Poster: The End of the Tour

Ashleigh DaviesMay 28, 2015

Jason Reitman is bringing Beekle to the silver screen

Ashleigh DaviesMay 28, 2015
British actress Tilda Swinton poses on the red carpet arriving at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 12, 2012.  AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

Tilda Swinton is Doctor Strange’s mentor

Ashleigh DaviesMay 28, 2015
Presenter Chris Pine pose backstage at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 12, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson  (UNITED STATES - Tags: Entertainment)(GOLDENGLOBES-BACKSTAGE) - RTX17BOS

Wonder Woman finds her love interest

Ashleigh DaviesMay 28, 2015