Marvel’s Kevin Feige Compliments Success of Rival ‘X-Men’ Franchise

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“Credit where it’s due,” seems to be the philosophy Kevin Feige is taking when it comes to Fox’s Marvel movies.

The president of Marvel Studios, Feige paid a rare compliment to Fox’s revival of the X-Men franchise, in an interview with Empire magazine.

“I’ve been thinking about Days of Future Past a lot, which I had nothing to do with, in terms of the resurrection of a franchise,” he said. “I think they did a very good job with that.”

However, Feige smacked down another X-Men film as he addressed the question of how to avoid “threequelitis.”

“On Iron Man 3, I thought a lot about X-Men 3 and Spider-Man 3,” he said, “and I thought a lot about Toy Story 3, and how to avoid falling into threequelitis, which is why we went down a lot of the roads we went down on that movie.”

Fair enough on X-Men 3 and Spider-Man 3, Feige, but no need to drag Toy Story 3 down as well. That movie is a delight.

(via CBM)