Variety happened to notice Fox's somewhat unsuccessful summer at the box-office and chatted with some Fox execs to see how they intend to beef up the slate:
Though Fox has no plans for a major overhaul, the studio has scheduled a strategy meeting to assess the status of its superheroes, a group sorely missed this summer. On the agenda, Fox will mull the possibility of more X-Men spinoffs, including a young-X-Men project as well as Deadpool, based on a character played by Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The studio is even considering reviving the Daredevil property.
"I don't see Fox changing anything," says producer-manager JC Spink. "Just because it didn't work this summer doesn't mean they should change anything. Everyone has an off season. But look at how many summers in a row it has worked for them."
And on paper, the year-end looks good with Australia and Marley & Me, and so does next summer, with the studio releasing no fewer than three tentpoles: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on May 1, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian on Memorial Day weekend and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs on the Fourth of July weekend.