Before the MCU, before Blade, X-men, and Spiderman, Marvel was at the brink of bankruptcy. So in an effort to curb that from happening, they sold their properties to different studios such as New Line, Sony, and Fox. Fox in particular kicked things off with two movies. A tv movie that was a pilot for a possible tv show based on the popular(At the time) Generation X comic and another movie that based on the adventures of Nick Fury fighting the forces of Hydra. Both movies didn't go over well in particularly the Generation X tv movie since it was clearly hampered by a shoestring budget and just bad writing.