We've long speculated on Fox's plans to destroy the popularity of superhero movies with its upcoming X-Men and Fantastic Four releases. However, with today's debut of character designs for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, the movie studio confirmed that it was engaging in plans to kill the genre once and for all. "Oh yeah," said Mark Millar, Fox's vague consultant and chief spokesperson for the films. "We're definitely out to kill excitement for superhero movies with this one."
The superhero/villain, as played by Evan Peters, looks like a reject from a live-action anime movie, complete with goggles, earphones and utility belt. "The design is an updated version of the Burger King Kid's Club character Kid Vid," said Millar. "Basically, we were going for a look of 'This is really terrible, and please don't ever watch another superhero film ever again.' I think it does a great job of getting that message across."
Millar then confirmed Fox's plan to take superhero films off the board by making X-Men: Days of Future Past so terrible, it'll kill interest for other studio's films, such as Avengers 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Man of Steel: You and Batman Just Need to Kiss Already. "It's classic addition by subtraction," said Millar. "When the superhero movie genre collapses, moviegoers will flock to movies like Assassin's Creed, Magic the Gathering, and Planets of the Apes. Meanwhile, WB, Disney and Sony will be left with nothing! Nothing!"
In related news, Joss Whedon congratulated the design department for Avengers 2 for officially having the easiest job in the world. "Literally anything my team comes up with would be better than this costume," the director said in an email. "Seriously, we could put Aaron Taylor-Johnson (who plays Quicksilver in the upcoming Avengers 2 film) in a soiled adult diaper and it would look better than this."