Fox's Slow Summer May Mean X-Men Spinoffs, Daredevil Return

VARIETY's piece about Twentieth Century Fox's unremarkable summer, includes speculation that Fox is considering more X-MEN spinoffs, as its superheroes were missed in 2008.

A young X-MEN project is being considered, as well as DEADPOOL, based on a character played by Ryan Reynolds in WOLVERINE. Fox is also thinking about reviving the DAREDEVIL franchise.

The low-grossing summer, filled with non-hits like MEET DAVE, THE ROCKER and THE HAPPENING, will be redeemed by a buzzworthy fall that includes Baz Luhrmann's AUSTRALIA and Jennifer Aniston-starring MARLEY AND ME.

Next summer also looks bright, with three tentpoles so far: X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE on May 1, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2: ESCAPE FROM THE SMITHSONIAN over Memorial Day weekend and ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS for the Fourth of July weekend.

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