Rothman On “X-Men” Sequel, Marvel Reboots

With this past Summer’s successful reboot of the “X-Men” franchise, questions have now arisen as to when can we expect a sequel and/or where the franchise will go next.

20th Century Fox chairman Tom Rothman tells MTV News that a sequel to director Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” is a go, it’s just a question of timing – “it’s ‘go’ in the sense that we’re trying like hell. we’re trying as hard as we can. We really want to do it. we’re planning to do it. But the reason, in addition to [Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy] and Matthew Vaughn, that it was as good as it was that the script was really good. The key to making a great continuing franchise is to have a great script, so we’re working hard on it.”

Will Vaughn return? “I know he’d like to. We certainly would like him to. But it’s a matter of, as I said, getting a script that’s really worthy.”

Meanwhile Fox is also still developing its reboots of the “Daredevil” and “Fantastic Four” franchises. Rothman says “Daredevil is still with David Slade. it’s in development now. we’re working on it and Fantastic Four. I think for all of us, the bar has been raised, so we’ve got to aim high now. Marvel’s done a terrific job with their films. Where our Marvel movies are concerned or other movies like that. it’s like what we had with Planet of the Apes this summer. I think it’s important for us to really aim high and deliver an A-level experience to the audience.”