What does Rob Liefeld know that we don't? I'm still not sure actually. But he has been attached to the [X-Force Movie](movie:1040632) which Fox has been murmuring about for a while. His inside knowledge of the possible tension between Marvel and Fox could be real.
But, either way, it doesn't stop him from tweeting about it incessantly.
Here are just a few of my favorite Rob Liefeld tweets:
X-Men will match If not exceed ASM2's domestic box office, meaning lots of eyeballs, but there are no toy tie-ins. The Fox shut out is real.
It's not $$$$ that matters in this strategy, it's the hearts and minds of kids/toy buyers, not-too-subtly communicating what's "important"
Cap 2 toys & ASM2 toys everywhere, X-Men - zippo. No promotions from toy aisles. Starve those properties. Makes X-Men comeback impressive!
X-Men DOFP toys would get in the way of upcoming [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073) onslaught of toys.
Bottom line, it's a ballsy move to downgrade properties with high profile, big budget support in favor of stuff you control wholesale.
Gotta respect it. And equal respect to those properties slugging it out without equal support across multiple platforms.
But he did set the record straight on his knowledge of the FF comic cancelations:
For the record, I have no opinion in the Fantastic Four rumors. Need proof about cancelled comics. I'm commenting on toy freeze outs only.
BUT my absolute fave is his speculation about Sony and Marvel. Could Marvel be playing ball with Sony and snubbing Fox for not?
My un-informed prediction, Sony will split producing/financing w/Marvel on next Spidey film and open door for inclusion in Avengers 3
Well, he did say Uninformed and prediction! lol. Take it for what it's worth, True Believers. I feel some truth to these rumors, but have to file it under 'wait and see'.