Quote from: SiL on Apr 27, 2020, 07:51:23 AM
Marvel had decades of individual comic IPs and comic audiences to draw from. Alien does not.
I still think there is an ALIEN idea that could break $1 billion at the box office, if only 20th Century stopped rehashing the same tired story from the first ALIEN movie, sans ALIENS.
The point of the podcast very little was drawn from Mark Verheiden's expansive comic universe.
Marvel didn't just make bank on comic book collectors, I'm sure Avenger's Endgame beating avatar as the highest grossing movie of all time weren't all comic collectors. Marvel earned its audience with a portfolio of critically acclaimed films, slowly overtaking DC with batman after some so-so films like X-men and Daredevil.
The point I'm trying to make is the movie going audience is larger than the comic fanbase. Don't produce films the public likes, long-term, without invoking buyer's remorse or "bad movie beatdown" retrospectives you all wonder why nothing, TV or movie, gets greenlit by studios for ALIENS?