You think the Q is gonna answer any more? He is off in LaLa land and has appointed Alex Alonso and Brevoort to be his mouthpieces because he "trusts " them...???!!!
But actually, ladies and gents, I think I have figured something out.
Back in the bad old days of Hardass, some really BAD monetary decisions were made. they farmed out major characters to other publishers... in a classic mishandling of resources and corporate raiding...and , in esence, killed Gruenwad , who died of a broken heart...literally, I understand...because he loved the old Marvel.
But during these bad monetary decisions and shenanighans, Marvel pimped out the X empire to Fox... who made the first X movies... which... surprise! surprise!!... turned out to be BLOCKBUSTERS... because Avi Arad sat on the quality control of at least the first several Marvel movies. Now, fox still has the rights to the X franchise and takes most, if not all the profits and can continue to do so as long as they put out X movies.
The X franchise, under Claremont, was the strongest leg of Marvel's output...and to stupidly do this kind of a deal for short term money was a horrible and unutterably brainless thing to do... but that is corporate raiding, kiddies.
Now, with fox owning the rights to profit from X franchise movies... not Marvel... how does one void that contract and start over with one's own money making stuff??? YOU DESTROY ALL THE CHARACTERS OF THAT UNIVERSE AND START OVER.
if the characters bear no resemblence to the ones licensed lo, these many years ago, it may be possible to void the original contract so you can make your own movies... where the big bux are!!!
The boyos who don't want to build on thirty years of continuity seem to have been systematically tearing down the core characters and characterizations ... or killing off characters they cannot warp... so that the Claremont universe can no longer be said to exist...
does that sound like warped logic? well... this ain't spock, here... this is Marvel... and marvel is warped these days ... at least to my mind.
I cannot, for the life of me, figure out any other reason for Marvel to destroy the X franchise ... as they seem bound and determined to do! Jealosy of Claremont is one factor, of course... and the disrespect for him and Dave is so blatant that even the blind can see it. but it still doesn't explain this pogrom against the characters.
OK... Morrison started it with a systematic assult on the characters... but morrison is a sleazy brit who hates the american fascination with superheroes. He is over at DC now, making a shambles of THAT company... sigh...
but that madness didn't have to continue... so why has it? I can think of only one reason...no one comits monetary suicide unless there is a good reason in their greedy little hearts and warped brains... so there has to be a REASON for the seemingly crazy decisions made for the X franchise... which is rapidly being destroyed. The only thing I can think of is MONEY... MOVIE MONEY!!! And, I believe, fox still controls the money factor on the X franchise. so let's destroy the dog so that tail can't wag us...let's destroy it all and start over!!!
Then Marvel can do it's own X movies and get all the bucks for them... right? and is this a Marvel solution or a Disney one?
Cuz, believe me, folks, nothing else makes any sense! and as warped as this reasoning is, it is the only thing I can think of...
Anyone else got any other ideas? I am at my wit's end with the bad money decisions at Marvel. I cannot see how money people who are otherwise savvy about money matters can be doing such stupid things... as allowing their most lucrative franchise to be totally destroyed and disintegrated. there has to be a reason behind this... and this is the only one that makes any weird sort of fiscal sense to me. I don't know how feasable it is or the legal ramifications of such a move... but I am grabbing at straws here to try to understand this corporate machination. Will the lawyers in the group think about this and tell me if this is a possible or viable solving of that contractual faux pas?
I freely admit, I not only do not understand the convolutions of legalese... I don't want to understand them. but SOMETHING has gotta be driving this pogrom of established characters... of popular and charasmatic heroes. and, to my mind, it has to do with movie contracts and the big bux those contracts represent. It is the only thing that makes any sense.
the golden rule of any entertainment industry is "make new fans and keep the old... one is silver, but the other is GOLD!!!" they are alienating the old, golden, fans by the bucket load... so what are these moneymen thinking...cuz make no mistake... it is all money driven... all this mayhem... all this craziness...all this destruction of one of the sustaining pillars of the Marvel Universe.
anyone else got a take on this? My head hurts from trying to understand what Marvel is doing. LOgically, what they have ben doing for the past several years, makes no sense at all... unless you factor in the money issues they had with Fox... and you DO have to factor those in...although most people don't know about them... but when you do factor them in...it begins to look like a bad AIM plot to take over the world. Sometimes the real world is stranger than fiction...
this might make a better storyline than the ones they are foisting on us these days... whatta ya think?
I am still waiting for my magneto smiley...
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