According to Digital Spy, Ratner took a last stand of his own against the various "comic book geeks" that have spoken out against his past work on the "X-Men" franchise. The director has an issue with the idea that he destroyed the Marvel property, particularly because the success of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" says otherwise.
"If I buried the franchise how the f--- did they make a 'Wolverine'?" Ratner argued. "I mean, that's ridiculous. And they're making three other f---ing 'X-Men' movies. Mine kept the franchise alive!"
But Ratner's tirade didn't end there, as the once-rumored "Conan" director declared that there's simply no way to satisfy the comic book community.
"You can't make these people happy," he said. "I'm kind of the anti-Christ to these comic book geeks. Every single person that wrote s--- went to see that movie multiple times because a movie doesn't gross [$200 something million] unless people go to see it more than once."
"Every single person who said, 'I'm never seeing that movie,' they were the first ones there," he continued. "What are they concerned about? It's out of the filmmaker's hands. A film is a collaborative effort. How's a person sitting at home going to worry about how a movie is going to turn out to be?"
Clearly, Ratner is more than entitled to his opinion. Heck, I'd be a little miffed too if I had scores of comic book enthusiasts barking up my tree—but even so, Ratner should reconsider those words if he wants his target audience to support his eventual "Youngblood" adaptation.
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