The Mutants are making a comeback, and it may be in a good way. Comic book fans across the globe have been praising what Marvel is doing with their characters in the cinematic universe. Starting with the huge success of 2008’s “Iron Man,” the film paved the way for the ultimate crossover with characters on the same screen with 2012’s “Marvel’s The Avengers.”
Yahoo Finance reports today that 20th Century Fox’s "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," which opened strongly on Friday, and is on the track to earn the fifth-highest weekend gross during this Memorial Day weekend with $110 million at the US box office. In reality, “X-Men” were the first Marvel movie to be very successful at the box office back in 2000. It’s been a game changer ever since, and now other Marvel heroes are paving their own universe for film continuum. Due to the new X-film opening with strong reviews could benefit in the long run for moviegoers and fans alike. With a star powered cast like Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence -- not forgetting Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Ellen Page, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage, and Halle Berry -- “X-Men” may give Marvel ‘cinematic’ Studios, which is now owned by Disney, a run for its money when it comes to movies.
Gus Lupin also reports that the new “X-Men” sequel movie is becoming an effective step in launching a marketable and brand-new superhero universe. Ever since the House of Mouse bought Marvel Studios back in 2009, every other film studio who still has the rights to certain Marvel Characters to make movies out of the brand are trying to create a shared universe of their own that can be as successful and high prolific as the “Avengers”. Sony who has the rights to the Spider-Man universe are trying to create their own shared world with spin-offs of characters in which people really don’t care about without having the webhead in the movies themselves like a Sinister Six and Venom for example.
Fox, which licensed the “X-Men” characters from Marvel back in the ‘90s are using a totally different approach to answer what Disney is doing with the Marvel characters but doing it in a quiet approach. While “X-Men” is considered being one of the most popular franchise for any Marvel fans, the mutants have a much larger universe and story to tell.
Fox still have some mutant powers to unleash onto the big screen with “X-Men: Apocalypse” which is slated to hit theaters in 2016, the studio will be revamping the “Fantastic Four” movies as well and slated to hit theaters next year … but let’s try not to mention that one just yet.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is now playing in theaters.