Disney Fox

Update 2: Variety reports that the deal between Disney and Fox will be announced on Thursday. 21st Century Fox will retain Fox News, the Fox broadcast network, and Fox Sports 1 while Disney will acquire Fox’s movie and TV studios. The deal is expected to cost Disney $60 billion.

Update: CNBC reports that Disney and Fox are “closing in on a deal” and that details could be announced as soon as next week. Their sources claim that Fox’s assets are worth north of $60 billion. We will update you accordingly as more is revealed. Our original article follows.

Weeks ago, news broke that Disney might be interested in buying parts of 21st Century Fox (whose assets include the 20th Century Fox film studio and television networks like FX). By the time the news broke, the talks were considered over and the deal was thought to be dead. But perhaps reports of the deal’s death have been greatly exaggerated. The Disney/Fox deal might still be on, and to add fuel to the fire, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner is keen to bring the X-Men to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Could that happen if the Disney Fox acquisition becomes a reality?

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black panther trailer

A new, exciting international Black Panther trailer has arrived and bestowed upon us a wealth of new footage. This might be the best trailer for the film yet, even better than that jaw-dropping teaser that got everyone very excited in the first place. Black Panther may just end up being one of the best Marvel movies in a recent memory.

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X-Men in the MCU

As rumors abound about Disney buying Fox, there’s one question on everyone’s mind: how many people are going to get laid off due to this deal?

Also: does this mean that Fox’s Marvel properties will find their way into the MCU? Fox owns the rights to the X-Men, a fact that no doubt sticks in the craw of many a MCU purist. If this deal happens, would the X-Men be able to be part of the MCU? Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige certainly hopes so. Below, Feige reveals how eager he is to have the X-Men in the MCU.

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Iron Fist season 2 cast

In case you forgot, everyone’s least-favorite Defender is getting a second season! Iron Fist season 2 is currently in pre-production, and Star Trek Into Darkness co-star Alice Eve has just joined the cast. There are no details on Eve’s role yet, but it’s likely at one point she’ll come in contact with Danny Rand and mutter “Ugh, you’re the worst” under her breath.

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Wolverine podcast

Marvel Entertainment already has a slate of podcasts to its name, but with crime podcasts like Serial and S-Town making a big splash in that medium, the company is dipping its toes into their first-ever scripted podcast, and it’s centered on one of their most popular comic book characters.

In 2018, Marvel is launching a Wolverine podcast called Wolverine: The Long Night, which stars The Hobbit‘s Richard Armitage as the voice of Logan. And this might be the start of a whole new continuity known as the MPU: the Marvel Podcast Universe. Read all about the new show below.
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ant-man and the wasp genre

“Superhero fatigue” is a term that’s been on the tip of everyone’s tongues for the past decade, but for the most part, Marvel has managed to avoid that condemnation. Why? Because the comic book studio has put a genre twist on their standard formula for nearly every film: Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a political thriller, Guardians of the Galaxy flaunted its trippy space opera inspirations, Spider-Man: Homecoming recalled John Hughes teen comedies.

The first Ant-Man received the genre film treatment with a superhero twist on the heist movie, and its sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp promises to dip into a genre that Marvel has never touched before: the romantic-comedy. I mean, when you cast Paul Rudd, how could you not make a rom-com?

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avengers infinity war breakdown 19

The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has been released, and it’s a doozy. A comic book movie 10 years in the making, the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe promises to be the epic showdown we were teased ever since Thanos appeared for 0.5 seconds at the end of 2012’s Avengers.

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s mixed blessing — Infinity War is the beginning of the end, with this film and its sequel, Avengers 4, threatening to upend the MCU as we know it. But if the first Infinity War trailer is anything to go by, at least it’ll go out with a bang.

Join us on our frame-by-frame breakdown of the Avengers: Infinity War trailer.

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Avengers 4

Ant-Man and Avengers: Infinity War co-star Evangeline Lilly is currently filming the still-untitled Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel Avengers 4, and the actress has shed some light on the future of the MCU. As it turns out, the different direction the MCU is headed towards in the post-Avengers 4 era is a lot like Lilly’s old TV series Lost. Could this mean the MCU characters are going to wake up in a church somewhere in purgatory? No, probably not. To learn just how the MCU post-Avengers 4 is like Lost, keep reading.

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avengers infinity war trailer

It’s all been leading up to this. Well, technically, it’s all still leading up to Avengers 4, but since that movie doesn’t come out until 2019, we’ll take what we can get.

As promised in a trailer tease video yesterday, Marvel Studios has unveiled the highly-anticipated first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, the superhero sequel that sees practically every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe uniting to face down the Mad Titan Thanos (Josh Brolin). Finally, after years of lurking in the shadows and pouting on his throne, Thanos is taking matters into his own hands – and our heroes may have finally met their match. Check out the first Avengers Infinity War trailer below.
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Marvel Creative Committee

Not all studio notes are terrible. Early drafts of Good Will Hunting included a subplot about Will going on the run from the FBI, but writers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were encouraged to cut that and the movie is better off for it. But sometimes you come across a studio note that’s so awful, it would have altered the entire vibe of a movie so drastically that the final product as we know it today might not even have been recognizable if they got their wish.

Such is the case with an anecdote shared by writer/director James Gunn in Vanity Fair’s big Marvel Studios cover story yesterday. Gunn explained that the Marvel Creative Committee – a now disbanded group of advisors who used to have major creative input on Marvel movies – tried to get him to remove the Awesome Mix soundtrack from Guardians of the Galaxy.
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