Tuesday, June 28, 2016

X-Men and Avengers

For years, fans have been dreaming about it. Now it seems the superhero dream is about to come true as 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios are rumored to be trying to pair up some of their characters in one big movie extravaganza.

As many fans know, 20th Century Fox holds the movie rights to the Spiderman, X-Men and the Fantastic Four franchises while Marvel Studios has the rights to every other characters in Marvel. So when Spiderman made a cameo in Captain America: Civil War, fans hope for more of these tie-ins. If rumors in Hollywood are to be believed, these hopes may be coming true.

I hope not.

I know I may be in the minority here but I don't think it's a good idea to have the X-Men and Avengers franchises joined in one. Before you blow your top, hear me out;

In the latest superhero movies (Captain America: Civil War & X-Men: Apocalypse), the big complain is that there were just too many characters on the screen. Just look at the poster I put up on top. There are 10 heroes there. Now imagine if the X-Men are in there as well? 

We don't need that. Superhero movies are coming bloated as it is and I for one hope everyone take a step back from that. Also, having the franchises separate means the movie studios could take a flop or two and still keep going. Honestly, that's my biggest fear. If the franchises join and the movie is a flop...

We don't that. I don't want that. It's not a risk worth taking. They are doing well as they are now so why risk it? Keep the X-Men and Avengers franchises separate.


Anonymous said...

Tired of the now a-dime-a-dozen, superhero movies with all too familiar, cliche storylines and predictable endings.

Ghost said...

Which is why so many are looking forward to Suicide Squad in August. Between big names like Will Smith and Robbie Margot, and a team featuring supervillains, hopefully things will pop back up.