An Interview With the Man Some Love to Hate – Tom Rothman

     September 29, 2006

In the past IESB.net and Collider have teamed up. Unlike a lot of websites out there that compete with each other, our sites have always been very friendly and linking to one another when we get great stories.

Today is one of those days where I have to link to them.

For some reason 20th Century FOX Chairman Tom Rothman seems to love my friend Robert. Perhaps it is the great Asian massage’s that Robert gives, where he really relaxes your muscles. Or maybe it is the way he slow dances, when he touches you just right….

Seriously though, I don’t know how he does it, but I have got to give him credit for getting Mr. Rothman to speak on record about a variety of upcoming projects. Without further ado, here is Robert.

IESB had the chance tochat up Tom Rothman, Chairman at 20th Century Fox, recently andtalk at lengths about various upcoming Fox projects including Silver Surfer, Wolverine, Pathfinder, AVP 2, future X-Men films, and Live Free or Die Hard.

During his production tenure, Fox hasproduced plenty ofsuccessful fan boy and genre films such asthe X-Men series, AVP, Napoleon Dynamite, Minority Report,I Robot, The Day After Tomorrow, the distribution of the Star Wars prequels, and while not really “genre” we can’t forget aboutthe top grossing movie of all time Titanic.

So with all the successful genre hits of the past I knew that our readers hadplenty ofquestions for Tom about future projects. So I did the best that I could and tried to get him to reveal as much as possible about all thefilms thatgeeks like me care about.

So have we seen the last of the X-Men ensemble films? Will wee ever see Gambit? When will Wolverine go into production? What is going on with the long rumored stand alone Predator and Alien films? So who is the villain in the new Die Hard film? What can we expect on AVP 2 and what MPAA rating are they going after? How about a spin-off Silver Surfer movie and will we see Galactus in Fantastic Four 2?

Tom did not hold back and answered allthose questions and more. Plushe went into detail on several of their sci-fi projects that are slated to start productionnext year.

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