Marvel’s Movies Are Forcing Us To Up The Ante, Says Fox Boss

Fox boss confirms that Daredevil and Fantastic Four are priorities, and they’re desperate to make X-Men: First Class 2

Fox chairman Tom Rothman has been specking to MTV Splash Page about how the critical and box office success of Marvel’s own movies is forcing Fox to up the ante with its own Marvel movies, and the key is the scripts.

“I think for all of us, the bar has been raised,” he says, “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. I think it’s important for us to really aim high and deliver an A-level experience to the audience.”

Rothman confirms that Fox holds the rights to the Fantastic Four and the studio are prioritising both a Fantastic Four reboot and another Daredevil film. “Daredevil is still with David Slade. It’s in development now. We’re working on it and Fantastic Four.”

And as regards an X-Men: First Class sequel: “We’re trying like hell. We’re trying as hard as we can. We really want to do it. We’re planning to do it. The key to making a great continuing franchise is to have a great script, so we’re working hard on it.”