X-Men: Straight to DVD?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated June 9th, 2014 at 11:42 am,

xmen logo01 X Men: Straight to DVD?Okay, X-Men: The Last Stand wasn’t good. Considering how great the first two films were, the third was woeful in comparison. While most people tend to blame Brett Ratner, I blame the suits at Fox.

Ratner isn’t a bad director, in fact I quite like him, he knows how to make a good popcorn flick, and his stab at a Hannibal Lecter film was much better than Ridley Scott’s. Yes, you did read that correctly.

The Last Stand was ruined by a release date and Fox’s wish stick a finger up at Bryan Singer, who bailed from the franchise to direct Superman Returns (a film that I really like).

Now that the money grabbers at Fox have realized that it’s just too expensive to continue with the X-Men franchise in its original incarnation, they’ve apparently decided to milk the cash cow my going straight to DVD with a series of origin films.


Cool it Hugh Jackman fans, this doesn’t mean the Wolverine film is going straight to Blockbuster. Jackman’s too big a star for that and I reckon that his salary is going to be more than the combined budgets for these new “Origins” flicks.

Word on the street is that minor X-Men characters are going to get their chance to shine. It’s not a bad idea, and considering that Hollywood is going straight to DVD crazy it makes a lot of financial sense.

It’s an interesting idea and it could work, but let’s just hope they stay away from Halle Berry!

Source: Joblo

TAGS: the wolverine, x-men, x-men 4

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  1. As an update to this, it seems that Joe Carnahan is making noises regarding a Juggernaut movie which may tie into this story.

    http://smokinjoecarnahan.com/2007/11/juggernaut.php

    Vic

  2. This sounds good to me as long as these X-men stories don’t suck.
    ^
    The 3rd X-men film had one of the biggest mistakes in it that I’ve ever seen in a sci-fi film.
    ^
    You know when,,
    Right before the last battle with Magneto on the GG bridge its a sunny day and then next scene its nightime???
    ^
    Like I didn’t notice…..
    Sure the Pryo-technics look better at night but try to work the physics into a more realtime enviromental setting…..or start the battle at night…wtf? Gheeeesh.
    ^

  3. I have to disagree with you on whose fault X3 was. Listening to the commentaries (especially the producer one) i get the impression that Fox let Brett Ratner have a lot of freedom in making this film. That freedom includes the truly disgusting decision to have Rogue take the Cure.

    I won’t claim to know the whole story and it is likely you know more of the behind the scenes stuff than i do but i’m laying the blame squarely with Mr Ratner. I’m not saying that he’s a bad director, but X3 was a bad movie and it was his fault.

  4. Oh, forgot to mention that the “Direct to DVD” could be awesome. Hopefully the films still get a reasonable budget so that they aren’t totally b grade.

  5. I am so very angry that Xmen is going straight to dvd. While I admit the 3rd movie was a downer (thanks to fox… i say spend MORE time and MONEY on a movie and get your moneys worth in the end)
    the thing i wish for them to do is atleast try to make up for it in a 4th. Straight to DVD?? Most of my time is not spent watching straight to DVD movies. AKA B-movies. Speaking of downers… Spiderman 3 killed me as well. Its a horrible curse that the terrible 3s’ have. Lets hope transformers make a stand. And not their last.

    (terrible cliche?)

  6. But where do they take the story? “Secret wars”? It would be a little different, if you could get the studios to cooperate. A “Secret Wars” story could bring back the dead from “X-3″.

  7. What a whopper? To finally see the awaited sequel of the X-men:the Last Stand was a devastation to watch.I waited for the upcoming movie so long just to watch in horror that Scott a.k.a. Cyclop dies in the movie.Frankly I couldn’t finish the movie because something was missing from the movie.It felt like being given a candy and only to watch being stolen by someone else.

  8. sum-1 please tell me what happen to night crawler in X2 to X3 ?
    cuz i loved the first two hated the third.
    he just dissapered (no pun intended).

  9. Why does everyone think X3 was so bad compared to the first 2? I would really like to know?

  10. Well here’s why *I* thought it wasn’t as good as the previous two:

    http://screenrant.com/review-x-men-the-last-stand-vic-487/

    Vic

  11. yeah i got that, i don’t know well i really ignored it cinematically speaking because that was botched the get go. But i thought from the way singer took the characters in the first two, i thought x-3 was a vast improvment. Just a shame though that they felt the need to kill everyone. And i think the tribute to the dark phoenix saga was one of the best parts of the movie

  12. WOW! kay, X-Men: The Last Stand wasn’t good. Considering how great the first two films were!

    I cant believe some people are rating X-men here but hating transformers????

    I dont get it lol

    IMO the Xmen trilogy was and abortion of a film, how on earth these college directors get a hold on sacred franchises like xmen and spiderman is beyong me! The Xman trilogy was a pile of garbage!

  13. Xmen as a hole sucked balls.

    Let me direct one and it will be amazing.

    Do days of future past boys and we may have a gold mine.

  14. *whole

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