In today's financial reports from Twentieth Century Fox, Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch is quoted as saying that poor Twentieth Century Fox financial results "reflect the expected impact of challenging comparisons for our film studio due to the timing of key releases, as well as the poor performance of The Fantastic Four."
Though he did add "We are pleased with the recent success of The Martian, and as we look forward, we have an exciting film slate, which includes this weekend's The Peanuts Movie, the holiday release of Joy as well as the summer releases of the newest X-Men and Independence Day."
Is now a time to start talks with Marvel? As Peter Parker in today's Amazing Spider-Man comic book says,
Maybe Murdoch and Perlmutter should sit round a table and chat. And not try to shoot each other.