This is a no-brainer. It is like 20th Century Fox owning the release rights to the original Star Wars Trilogy. All parties will eventually come together and hammer out a deal because of the almighty dollar.
Me: So, Mr. Suit, do you like money?
Suit: Why yes. I love money more than my own reproductive organs.
Me: So how about you allow Marvel to make Spider-Man the way they only can and make you a BUTT LOAD of cash?
Suit: Caaaaaasssssshhhhh…. (read with Homer Simpson drooling inflection).
You get the idea. Cash is king and it is good to own as much of the king as possible in the business world of (insert any business here). You, like I, may despise the Mr. (Ms. & Mrs. for that matter) Suit but they are the ones who pull the trigger on good and bad deals. They can either be a drunken monkey with a hair trigger or a highly trained Sniper. The choice is theirs. May they choose wisely.
This is just my open post to the big three owners of Marvel Character properties in the film industry. Even more targeted than that, I would address the powers that be at those studios.
Dear Mrs., Ms., or Mr. executive,
Do you like to make obscene amounts of money? More money than you could possibly imagine? If the answer is yes, and I know that it is… then join forces and make epic cross-over films. The Avengers, Fantastic Four, Spiderman and the X-Men are huge properties by themselves but mix them together and you will have a potent recipe for making the kind of box office returns that you could only dream about. Who cares about top billing or which company takes lead on the project… ego and business should never mix. Even Hugh Jackman would love to have a cross-over film. Allow Marvel to take the reigns and the rest of you can sit back and reap the profit.
Don’t get me started on even larger cross-overs with Warner Bros. A JLA vs. Avengers film would just be too mind blowing, if done correctly.
After the box office reports, I am not at all surprised. Perhaps we can see the return of the Red Skull to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ms. Marvel to Be in #AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
I, for one, can’t wait to see how this role is implemented! Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers – now Captain Marvel, is an interesting character with enough back-history to make things interesting. Could we see the inclusion of the Kree Empire in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? If not, then where did Carol gain her abilities? No Kree means no Mar-Vell. No Mar-Vell means no “original” (yes I still think of Billy Batson as being Captain Marvel) Captain Marvel. Time shall tell, true believers.
Will we be seeing two Ant-Men in Ant-Man? The teaser image on Edgar Wright’s blog (http://www.edgarwrighthere.com/2014/01/06/january-5th-2014/) suggest so.