Disney has officially announced its upcoming slate of films, now through 2027, with numerous Marvel films on the slate, including two new Marvel films next year, down from its previous three films. Additionally, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be the last Star Wars film until 2024, giving us a lengthy break for the franchise.
Fox’s The New Mutants has been officially delayed to next year, as well as Avatar 2 being delayed to 2021. You can hit the jump for the full slate of films.
The final trailer for the final Fox produced X-Men film, Dark Phoenix, is now online, giving us plenty of new footage from the film. Bringing back much of the cast from the previous two films, Dark Phoenix sees the team come to blows with one of their own after Jean Grey is hit by a cosmic energy being known as the Phoenix.
Based on one of the biggest arcs in comic book history, Dark Phoenix will hit theaters on June 7th, and mark the final chapter in the X-Men film universe started in 2000.
Despite promises to the contrary, massive changes to Fox Studios after the Disney merger are already happening. Fox 2000, the studio behind films like The Devil Wear Prada, has been shuttered, putting approximately 5,000 people out of work. Additionally, it’s being reported that Fox, as a studio, will only put out four theatrical films a year, and four streaming films a year, with a more precise focus on what does and doesn’t get made.
Disney CEO Alan Horn is now responsible for green-lighting films, with Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy said to be a tentpole film for the studio, and Ridley Scott now attached to a Merlin film. Additionally, projects that were previously shut down, such as Noah Hawley’s Alien TV series are being revived, after Fox film boss Stacey Snider, who was voraciously against film franchises being brought to life on the silver screen, was let go.
It’s only been two days, and the entire slate of films at Fox Studios has been completely shaken up. Expect to hear more as time goes on, and Disney’s presence becomes more and more of a focus.
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What felt like one of the craziest rumors in Hollywood just a short year ago has now come to pass, as Disney has announced its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, and all its properties and holdings. The companies have finalized and issued cash and outstanding shares, and the deal will become effective at 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time tomorrow, March 20th.
While it’s still unclear how this affects the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Fox’s numerous franchise’s, Disney has already revealed it will continue to release movies under the 20th Century Fox, and Fox Searchlight banners.
In what will be the last mainline X-Men title with 20th Century Fox, a new trailer has been released for Dark Phoenix, the upcoming adaptation of the iconic X-Men story. After a trip to space causes Jean Grey to come in contact with an ancient Celestial force, the power begins to corrupt her, and the mutants band together to stop her before she becomes a threat to entire universe.
The final film with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender has been met with indifference and incredibly low test screening ratings, but this trailer looks like quite the last ditch effort to get audiences interested in the film.
The much-lauded X-Men series, Legion, is ending with its third season, but that’s not stopping them from going out with a bang. Showrunner, Noah Hawley, has tweeted that the show will introduce two major characters: Professor Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller, the parents of David Haller. British actor, Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones) has been cast as Professor X, while Stephanie Corneliussen (Mr. Robot) will portray Gabrielle.
In the comics, Professor X met Gabrielle while working at a mental hospital with Magneto. The two grew close after Xavier drew her out of her catatonic state, eventually having a child together. That child would eventually grow to become most powerful mutant on Earth, Legion.
While not much of a surprise, it’s been reported by Daniel Richtman that the much-talked-about Disney and Fox deal will close in less than two months. With that timetable, several long-time and notable projects on the Fox Studios schedule has been cancelled. This includes Gambit, Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom, Kitty Pryde, Multiple Man, and X-Force.
This will officially make the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants the last Marvel property films to release from the studio. Let’s hope they go out on a high note.
20th Century Fox has released the first official trailer for the upcoming, limited run, Once Upon a Deadpool, which will see Deadpool 2 recut into a PG-13 film with the violence and language cut out. Additionally, the movie will raise money for charity. For every ticket sold, $1 will be given to F-ck Cancer.
On top of that, Fred Savage will be reprising his role from The Princess Bride for a framing sequence in the film under the guise of “child-like imagination.” Once Upon a Deadpool hits theaters on December 21st.
If you haven’t seen the film What We Do In The Shadows from director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and starring Waititi and Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame, it’s absolutely worth a watch. A hilariously dark comedy about an inept group of vampires in the modern world.
With its success, an American reboot was inevitable, but this time the original team is still involved as the series takes place in the same world, rather than acting as a reboot. Check out the video above for a first look, and hit the jump to check out a second look.
Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox has delayed numerous films that are set for release soon, or currently in production by the studio. Alita: Battle Angel has been delayed from December 21st, a jam-packed day to be sure, to February 14th, 2019. That Febuary date was initially set for Dark Phoenix, which has now been delayed to June 7th, 2019, setting it in prime position to be one of many summer blockbusters next year.
Additionally, Fox has added an Untitled Deadpool Sequel to that initial December 21st date, which is rumored to be a PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2 with Fred Savage returning to his role from The Princess Bride, with Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson reading him the events of the film. Lastly, Gambit has now been pushed back to March 13th, 2020.
Fox is officially in a mad dash to milk as much money as possible from its many franchises, as it is now being rumored that a Kingsman prequel starring Ralph Fiennes and Harris Dickinson is in the works, set for an early 2019 production start date, with a 2020 release. The rumored title is Kingsman: The Great Game, with Matthew Vaughn to return to direct.
The prequel is said to be set in World War I, and Vaughn will pull double duty, directing Kingsman: The Great Game immediately after wrapping Kingsman 3. Keep in mind, this is all still rumor, and could change at any time with the shifting landscape, right now.
20th Century Fox has revealed the first official trailer for the latest, and final, X-Men film, Dark Phoenix. Adapting one of the most iconic stories in Marvel history, that skyrocketed the X-Men into the public spotlight and shifted the dynamic of the comics giant for decades, Fox has tried numerous times to get the character “right,” with this being their attempt.
While on a mission in space, Jean Grey is hit with a cosmic force that draws out immeasurable power from her and endangers the entire world when an alien force enters the fray in an attempt to weaponize the force and rule the galaxy. Dark Phoenix brings back much of the cast of the new films, which includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee , Sophie Turner, and Evan Peters. Dark Phoenix hits theaters on February 14th, 2019.
20th Century Fox has announced that Matthew Vaughn will return to write and direct Kingsman 3, with Taron Egerton and Colin Firth returning to reprise their roles from the first two films. Also, while unconfirmed, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges are also rumored to return in some capacity. The third film in the series is surmised to be the “conclusion of the Harry Hart/Eggsy relationship.”
The pending Disney is not expected to have any bearing on the release or production of the film, as Kingsman 3 will hit theaters on November 9th, 2019, with a production start date of early 2019.
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.