‘X-Men,’ ‘Daredevil’ And ‘Fantastic Four’ Remain Top Priorities, Says Fox’s Tom Rothman

Each time the topic of a follow-up to “X-Men: First Class” comes up, everyone seems eager to do it. Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy have both opened up about collaborating on ideas. Now top Fox exec Tom Rothman says that he wants it to happen: “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.”

MTV News caught up with Rothman at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, and they spoke about the prospects continuing that series and how its success has changed how the studio approaches superhero movies.

“The reason, in addition to those two guys and Matthew Vaughn, that it was as good as it was that the script was really good,” Rothman said. “The key to making a great continuing franchise is to have a great script, so we’re working hard on it.”

Rothman also commented on a couple other Marvel properties Fox will bring back to the screen, “Daredevil” and “Fantastic Four.” In the case of “Daredevil,” director David Slade announced this week that the script for the reboot was finally finished. Rothman confirmed before that the project is still with Slade and moving forward.

“’Daredevil’ is still with David Slade,” Rothman said. “It’s in development now. We’re working on it and ’Fantastic Four.'”

But the producer thinks that the superhero game has changed since the first iterations of those franchises.

“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,” he said. “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.”

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