Two summers ago, I was ready to proclaim Fox's X-Men movies "done, done, done. Following the well-trod paths of recent reboots like Batman Begins , Casino Royale , and Star Trek , all tasked with helping their respective brands reclaim past prestige after prior stumbles, X-Men: First Class , the fifth go at the eleven!! In mining the rich narrative vein of the fast friendship and bitter breakdown between eternal rivals Professor X and Magneto, it single-handedly rescues the franchise from the creative doldrums that crippled its recent entries. Smaller in scale and less explodey than the bombastic excesses of its two predecessors 's X-Men: The Last Stand and 's X-Men Origins: Wolverine , the prequel project marries the indy-honed storytelling sensibilities of director Matthew Vaughn Layer Cake , Kick Ass and the returned Bryan Singer -- producing this entry after directing the first two -- and hearkens back to the high point of Singer's sequel X2.
In this feature, I examine comic book fights that were particularly notable in the wrong side winning or at least that the fight wasn't won the "right" way. This really isn't a big deal, of course, as it doesn't really matter if the "wrong" person won a fight. But it's fun to talk about! If you want to suggest a fight for future inclusion in this feature, drop me a line at bcronin comicbookresources. Don't suggest a fight in the comments!
First lets not get our hopes too high just yet, this is Mark Millar that we are talking about the guy is famous for saying something and nothing ever coming of it. Still at the same time it would be interesting to see a sequel to Kick-Ass. Millar released a press release today for the new magazine that he is in charge of called CLiNT which is launching in September over in the UK no press-release on when it will hit over here in the united states. In the end though Kick-Ass was a great movie with a stellar cast and a well thought out plot. Millar is also launching his sequel to the hit Kick-Ass movie in the first issue of the comic.
But first, a lay of the land. Up until when Marvel announced plans to finance their own movies, they instead sold the movie rights to its popular characters to movie companies to be developed into feature films. Its cross-town competitor DC avoided this fate by the fact that it was owned by actual movie studio — Warner Bros. But Marvel, who was in bankruptcy for several years in the late s, sold the movie rights for virtually all of its characters to movie studios far and wide.