Our friend Michael Bailey shared this interesting article with me about the X-Men from the Business Insider website. It talks about how Disney is moving focus away from it’s X-Men characters and focusing on the Avengers and Spider-Man. 20th Century Fox has the movie rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four and gets most of the profits from those movies.
The article also talks about the way Disney is “hiding” the X-characters.
The X-Men are a bit hidden on Marvel’s website, and store. Senior Vice President of Publishing Tom Breevort was quoted as saying
“If you had two things, and on one you earned 100% of the revenues from the efforts that you put into making it, and the other you earned a much smaller percentage for the same amount of time and effort, you’d be more likely to concentrate more heavily on the first, wouldn’t you?”
What are your thoughts? Was Spider-Man close to being buried if this recent team up with Sony didn’t happen?