Rothman Discusses Further Projects
The third part of IESB’s interview with Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman has hit the internet. The studio bigwig unveils a great amount of information, both concrete and speculative, about many of Fox’s hottest properties. We’ve got the breakdown below:
Independence Day 2
"We would love to do it," Rothman states. "It’s really a matter of [original director] Rolan [Emmerich], it’s up to Roland. He knows that we’d love to do it. I don’t think there is a script but there have been a lot of ideas .. any day that Roland wanted to do [ID4 2], we would be very excited to do it because I think, yes, that story definitely can and should continue."
Rothman says he’d be open to a reboot without Arnold, but is skeptical of a third film starring the governator. "Just give [Arnold Schwarzenegger] my number," Rothman says. "Tell him as soon as he gets the state budget signed to call me."
Any chance of a Silver Surfer film within three years? "Yes," answers Rothman, "We are trying to do a stand alone Silver Surfer movie."
"It’s in development," Rothman reveals. "It’s being developed closely with the game maker. I know the guys who make the game are working hard on developing the script but it hasn’t gotten up to my level yet."
Surprisingly, Rothman is open to a third film. "It’s really up to Chris, David [Duchovny] and Gillian [Anderson]," Rothman says. Regarding the recent film’s poor box office numbers, Rothman defends it by calling it "the film that Chris wanted to do. He was determined to do a stand alone film, a film that wasn’t dependent upon the mythology. His interest in making the movie, was in the characters and in their relationship, not the mythology."
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
"[The film] is pretty dark," says Rothman of Wolverine‘s tone. He also continues to say that Deadpool plays an "integral part" in the movie, and that the CG work being used is "state of the art." As for the prospect of a Deadpool film, "we will have to see."
For information on other films, click the link to read the full interview!