December 14, 2017
Comics, Movies, Newspace
In a long-negotiated deal, Disney will acquire Twenty-first Century Fox. This means a few things: Disney now controls even more of the media landscape, and the X-Men and Fantastic Four now belong to Marvel Studios.
December 14, 2017 @ 8:42 am
My take (and YMMV):
Keep X-Men and Fantastic Four in their own universe (X-Verse?). Start from scratch with an eye for a complete shared universe. X-men, Deadpool, FF, etc all have their own movies with shared characters for cameos, then do something huge (a la Avengers) as an epic event.
Once you get through a few phases of solo & team-up movies, then do a special ginormous multiverse cross-over with the MCU. Make it a one-off thing and then go back to more phases separately. Rinse & repeat.
ETA: Apparently this now makes Disney the major shareholder of Hulu. Maybe they’ll abandon their plans for their own service and just load their content onto Hulu instead?
December 14, 2017 @ 2:48 pm
I think the X-Men do better in their own universe, but I’d like to see the FF as part of the next phase of the MCU. Perhaps Doom can be the next Big Bad, if that’s the direction they want.
It should also mean the MCU can use the “Mutant” label, and not worry so much about available villains.
December 14, 2017 @ 3:49 pm
I want to see them bring the FF in as guest appearances, but to use the rights to get Brad Bird to do an animated FF movie.
They could use Avengers 4 to do the recent Secret Wars story line, make the X-Men universe collide with the MCU, and do the soft reboot on the way out leaving both universes entwined, and Avengers 5 can be Avengers vs. X-Men.
December 17, 2017 @ 5:30 am
Apparently Chris Evans is willing to play both Cap and the Human Torch at the same time…..
December 14, 2017 @ 9:04 am
The deal allows Rupert Murdoch to retain control of Fox News, Fox will remain the Official News Agency of People Yelling at Kids to Get off Their Lawn.
December 14, 2017 @ 9:20 am
If only Fox News was that harmless. If only…
December 14, 2017 @ 1:55 pm
Yay, more politics in sci fi discussions. That’d be great if what we actually needed was more political fighting….
December 14, 2017 @ 2:45 pm
So… Bad time to bring up net neutrality?
December 14, 2017 @ 3:47 pm
Better do it quick before …
December 14, 2017 @ 4:23 pm
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December 16, 2017 @ 2:20 am
December 14, 2017 @ 3:41 pm
Something something reboot…..
December 14, 2017 @ 6:53 pm
FOX owned Firefly….
December 15, 2017 @ 8:55 am
Sweet mother of all that’s good and holy….
I’ll be in my bunk.
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