SPIDER-MAN VS X-MEN
Super-heroes are massive. Especially Marvel super-heroes. Both Fox’s X-Men and Sony’s Spider-Man franchises have been incredibly lucrative: X-Men has grossed $1,065,460,187 and Spider-Man, $1,375,853,166. And this May, the two franchises go head to head, who will come out tops? Our bet is on X-Men: Days of Future Past (which opens in Singapore on 22nd May). The star power on the movie will more or less guarantee box office success, and based on the final trailer below, might have a good story behind it as well.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (which opens in Singapore on 1st May) will not be a slouch in the box office numbers but what is worrying is that it reminds many geeks of Sam Raimi’s flawed Spider-Man 3 with its use of three villains (in this case, Electro, Rhino and Green Goblin). In addition, Sony intends to use the movie as a platform to launch its own Spider-Man expanded universe with Sinister Six and Venom flicks to come as well. Let’s see if director Marc Webb can pull all those diverse strands together effectively.