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.
A new rumor from HN Entertainment is reporting that Ridley Scott still has plenty more plans for the Alien franchise, with new series in development for Hulu. The report suggests that the series could adopt an anthology format, with each individual season covering a different region or era of the Alien universe.
The second series currently has no details, but as this is all speculation, take it with a grain of salt. However, with the Disney/Fox merger going through in a month, it makes sense.
It would seem that Marvel Studios and Hulu’s partnership for The Runaways isn’t quite finished yet, as the two have announced a partnership for four new animated series, and a standalone special. The streaming service has ordered animated series adaptations for M.O.D.O.K., Hit-Monkey, The Tigra & Dazzler Show and Howard the Duck, as well as the special The Offenders,which will bring all of these heroes together for a team-up mission in the same vein as The Avengers.
Quite the ridiculous premise seems to be ahead for these four, but with a fun twist on the characters and the eventual team-up to be had in the future, this is a promising endeavor. There is currently no release date for any of the specials.
Deadline is reporting that Fox 21 and Hulu are working together on a TV series based on the hit video game franchise, Hitman. Developed by IO Interactive, the series has enjoyed cult-classic success across several generations of game platforms. However, two failed films have never allowed to prosper in other media.
The pilot is being written by Derek Kolstad, creator of the John Wick franchise, and is set to be a cornerstone of Hulu programming in the future. The episodic nature of television could lend itself incredibly well to a Hitman series, so only time will tell.
The hype for New York Comic-Con is now in full swing, as Marvel Studios has released posters for four of its much anticipated television series, debuting over the course of the next year. Exclusive posters for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jessica Jones season 2, Marvel’s Runaways, and Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger will all be available to fans at the convention.
The shows all debut at various points over the course of the next year, but Marvel is getting the hype train rolling on many of them early. Hit the jump to check out all 4 posters.