pure and simple.
When they announced the original X-Men, I was annoyed that they didn't Do Wolverine first...the intro of Wolverine in the cage fight, Magneto in the camps etc. could have been soooo awesome were they the original roots that built the X Men movies.
But in reflection, they needed a short sharp punch to engage, rather than the stories.
Some of the 70s comics would be great fill-ins. Batman Versus Man-bat, the Spiderman versus wild-robot one....flash to the futer, Wolverine flogging Lobo in the amalgam comics.
Roll on the Age of Apocolypse...they would be good viewing.
Beats making remakes IMO
marvel has a whole boatload of movies planned; they are going to ride this out until we are sick of them. and why not? comic books themselves are derivative, so why not the movies?
the last spiderman movie su cked, plain and simple. they packed too much into it, it played like a comic annual.
batman? that ship has sailed, now they are remaking movies from just a few yrs ago? smae w/ superman, wtf? every time there is a leap foward in CGI technology they have to go do the movie again?
"hey, the Hulk movie failed. I got a great idea: let make another one!"
Thor is already planned.
Captain America is alreay planned.
I wouldn't be surprised to see a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie, g o d knows Samuel L Jackson isn't getting enough work lately.
I too like these "comic book" movies. One problem is that these movies are now moving toward the deep, dark, psychological aspect of our superheroes. Too heavy. They did this with recent movies about Batman and James Bond. I don't like these heavy movies. I get a headache watching them. I want them light and silly.