Shareholders for The Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox voted this morning to approve the former’s $71.3 billion acquisition of 20th Century Fox’s film and TV assets, and it’s good news for fans: the deal has been officially approved! Disney will now take charge of Fox’s big and small screen assets, as well as select businesses. Fox will retain assets of its many news and sports channels.
The merger has already been approved by the Department of Justice, giving Disney near-immediate control of the many properties and assets. What do you think Disney should do first? Fantastic Four? X-Men reboot? The options are pretty great.
20th Century Fox has dropped a new trailer for Deadpool 2 that puts full spotlight on the story, and the formation of the X-Force, who officially gets their name here. The villain of the film is officially Cable, which comes as quite the surprise, as the time-travelling hero is attempting to kill a dangerous mutant in the past.
The new trailer is some pretty great fun, and definitely sets the stage for a potentially great movie amidst confusion based on reshoots and up and down leaked reviews. Only time will tell as Deadpool 2 hit theaters May 18th.
FX has shared the first full official trailer for the second season of Legion, and it seems to be just as strange as the first, which is absolutely a good thing. At the end of the first season, David was taken by a mysterious item and transported away, but he seems to have returned, albeit a little different.
On top of that, the mutants have joined forces with Division 3 to combat the growing threat of the Shadow King. Season 2 of Legion debuts on FX on April 13th.
A rumor had been circulating for quite some time, that Fox was interested in purchasing WWE from Vince McMahon. However, that rumor has since been debunked, and elaborated that the company is interested in bringing WWE Raw to broadcast television on FOX, and WWE Smackdown! to air on Fox Sports. The bid is meant as a fallback if Fox loses UFC, but the $400 million amount is equal to that of USA, who is hoping to retain those rights after next year.
WWE’s broadcast contract is set to expire on September 30th, 2019, but where the flourishing company goes is still to be determined. Would you watch WWE Raw on Fox?
20th Century Fox released a new full trailer for Deadpool 2 that gives us a load more action, with plenty of news looks at the new and returning faces in the film. We get some action with Josh Brolin’s Cable, as well as Domino, Colossus, as well as some shocking faces, such as Terry Crews playing an unknown character.
The trailer is fantastic, and definitely pushes the hype train for this much anticipated sequel further. The month of May is going to be stacked with some of the best comic book films of all time, that’s for damn sure.
The long-awaited cast of Gambit is finally taking shape, with actress Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield, Masters of Sex) joining the film in a mystery female lead role. Early in production, it was rumored that Lea Seydoux (Spectre) would be the female lead, cast as Bella Donna Boudreaux, but that has clearly been passed on. It’s currently unclear, if Caplan will take up the role, or this is entirely new, given the constant re-writes the films has undergone.
Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) is set to helm the project with a script from Josh Zetumer (Patriots Day). Filming is expected to begin next year in New Orleans.
Surprisingly, Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox has added a new mutant-centric spin-off to its ranks, with a Multiple Man movie now in the works, starring James Franco (The Disaster Artist). Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg is attached to pen the script for the film which has Kinberg, currently in post-production on X-Men: Dark Phoenix, attached to produce.
Jamie Madrox, aka Multiple Man, is a mutant with the ability to create duplicates of himself. He can also reabsorb the duplicates, absorbing the collective of their memories and experiences.
The first teaser trailer for Deadpool 2 has hit, and it’s not exactly what anyone expected, and yet, seems completely normal for the Merc With a Mouth. The teaser starts as a ridiculous Bob Ross parody, before jumping into a series of jump-cuts with our first look at footage from the film.
On top of that, 20th Century Fox released the first synopsis for the film, and it falls in line with the teaser trailer pretty well, in that it makes absolutely no sense.
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
20th Century Fox has unveiled the first official trailer for Josh Boone’s surprising The New Mutants, marking the first horror foray for a Marvel film. The first trailer looks terrifying, and very much like a more cliche horror film at this point, with mention of mutants, but what appears to be few connections.
The New Mutants hits theaters on April 13th, 2018 in regular theaters, and IMAX. Said to be based on the fan-favorite Demon Bear Saga from the comic books.
20th Century Fox has shocked us all this afternoon with news that Gambit, starring Channing Tatum now has an official release date of February 14th, 2019, making it a perfect Valentine’s Day release, and totally not an attempt to replicate the success of Deadpool.
In the long awaited adaptation, Channing Tatum will play the titular cajun, with rumors that Lea Seydoux has been tapped as the female lead in the film. Recent rumors have director Gore Verbinski circling the director’s chair.
FOX and director Josh Boone have announced that tomorrow at 12:01am PST, the first teaser trailer for the upcoming New Mutants film will be online. The film is expected to follow closely to the Demon Bear Saga from the comics, but aside from that, very little is known.
Boone has teased in the past that New Mutants will be more akin to a horror movie, than a traditional action piece that we’ve come to expect from comic book movies. What do you hope to see with the film?
It looks like FOX is going all in on Bob’s Burgers, after the animated series has become a massive cult success. Deadline is reporting that the series is getting the feature film treatment, with release set for July 17th, 2020. Nothing is known about the film of course, but series creator Loren Bouchard had to say about the announcement:
We know the movie has to scratch every itch the fans of the show have ever had, but it also has to work for all the good people who’ve never seen the show. We also know it has to fill every inch of the screen with the colors and the sounds and the ever so slightly greasy texture of the world of Bob’s – but most of all it has to take our characters on an epic adventure. In other words, it has to be the best movie ever made. But no pressure, right?!
It’s been quite a last 24 hours for those comic book team films, as the 20th Century Fox X-Men team-up film, X-Force, featuring Deadpool and Cable, finally has a director. Daredevil showrunner, Drew Goddard, is taking the reins of the film to write and direct, according to Deadline.
Both Ryan Reynolds, and Josh Brolin, are set to reprise their roles in Deadpool 2, with the rest of the team still to be determined. The X-Force are “a Black Ops force of down and dirty mutant warriors who are far more ruthless than their X-Men counterparts.”
Last week, we got several first looks at Zazie Beetz’ incredible rendition of Domino in the upcoming Deadpool 2, and now we have our first look at Deadpool’s long-time “partner” in crime, and time-traveling mutant, Cable. Compared to Domino, Josh Brolin’s Cable is spot-on for his comic book counterpart, and looks absolutely the part. His iconic glowing eye, scar, and metal arm look sure to be gorgeous in the film.
Ryan Reynolds posted the first look on his Twitter (just like last week), and you can hit the jump to see the image in full glory.
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Mads Mikkelsen has been an actor on the rise for quite some time, now. The last few years have been a boon for him with prominent roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Doctor Strange, the cult-hit television show, Hannibal, and the much anticipated video game Death Stranding from director Hideo Kojima.
Now, an interview with Screen Geek shows he’s circling the newly announced role of Victor Von Doom in Noah Hawley’s (Legion, Fargo) upcoming solo adaptation. Mikkelsen famously auditioned for the role of Reed Richards in Josh Trank’s disastrous Fantastic Four reboot, with no lines and ridiculous movements expected, he walked out on the audition in frustration.
Yeah, it’s always interesting. They are experimenting with doing some of the villain’s stories as well. Let’s see if they do that. I’m not familiar that they’ve done it with anyone yet. They haven’t done it with The Joker [and] they haven’t done it with The Penguin. So we’ll see when that day comes. Well, I hope that all characters have a little more rounded shape in the sense that they have two sides of the coin. Yes, they are villains. Hannibal is a baddie – but at the same time, we kind of like him. I think all characters – goodies or baddies, should have a little of both and I think that every actor looks for that in a character.