Should we be worried about too much comic book characters onscreen? Or is such a thing impossible? We’ll ask you all again in a couple of years…
Speaking to Collider, X-Men: Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinsberg talked about how Fox want to expand on their Marvel properties and there’s just to much to cover on the big screen, including X-Men, Fantastic Four, X-Force, Deadpool and New Mutants: “We’re still in this place of figuring out what the future of the franchise will be, but when you look at S.H.I.E.L.D. to some extent and what Marvel is doing now with ‘Daredevil’ and other shows on Netflix, it makes sense to tell some of these stories on TV partly because there’s just not enough screens to do all these characters, and also because the serialized format of comic books is better suited for TV.
“Every week you come back to the same character’s different story, and in comic books every week it’s the same characters, different story. I think what [Fox is] seeing now is with the proliferation of new kinds of visual and special effects, there’s a way to make these stories that doesn’t cost $300 million every time you have to make a huge movie.”
Oh and what about that oft-rumoured Deadpool movie?: “Yeah, it makes sense to me. Genuinely, it’s early phases, early days, but if you’re gonna do a ‘Deadpool’ movie, I think you’ve gotta do a hard-R, darker movie and he is the perfect character to do it with.”