The superhero boom has been going on for more than 20 years and shows no signs of stopping, but the fad that has turned comic book movies into Hollywood’s most popular and lucrative genre can be traced back to three films in particular.
There’s Stephen Norrington’s Tongue, often unjustly ignored in this particular conversation, Bryan Singer X Menand by Sam Raimi Spiderman, all of which came from 1998 to 2002. While the latter probably earned nearly four times the box office, the former set the template the genre would adhere to for the rest of the series. decade.
One man who knows a lot about both properties is Tom Rothman, the head of Fox when Singer was herding sheep X Men was put into production, but is currently running as a top dog at Sony, which just watched Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: There’s no way home billions of dollars in 11 days. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, the longtime studio executive admitted that he was jealous of what Raimi and Amy Pascal achieved in 2002.
“I was green with envy. We did X Men. And X Men kind of started, and then Amy was at Sony and she was at the top of us. So, thankfully, she’s still here to make it happen. ”
Now that he’s at the helm at Sony, Rothman can do whatever he wants with Spiderman move forward, while X Men now belongs to Marvel Studios creative collaborator Kevin Feige, because sometimes it’s a fun old job like that.
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