#1 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

why does every one credit xmen for starting the superhero craze when blade came before and made a boat load of money

#2 Posted by joeagentofhand1 (4362 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725 said:

why does every one credit xmen for starting the superhero craze when blade came before and made a boat load of money

Blade was awesome, but some people do not see him as a "superhero". That is probably one of the reasons.

#3 Posted by _slim_ (13075 posts) - - Show Bio

Because the X-Men are more popular. I don't think many people (besides hardcore comicbook fans) even knew who Blade was. Let alone that he was a comicbook/Marvel character, to the casual fan it was just another vampire movie.

#4 Posted by JediXMan (30206 posts) - - Show Bio

@_slim_ said:

Because the X-Men are more popular. I don't think many people (besides hardcore comicbook fans) even knew who Blade was. Let alone that he was a comicbook/Marvel character, to the casual fan it was just another vampire movie.

That and the fact that Blade was R limited the audience significantly, as opposed to the X-Men movies, which were PG-13.

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