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Disney-Fox Merger Approved By Shareholders

Variety has more details, but the short version is that the film rights to X-Men, Fantastic Four, and their related characters now go to Disney (who owns Marvel comics). The price tag? Just $71.3 Billion. No big deal.

Let the wild speculation begin! Doctor Doom as the next “Big Bad?” Magneto? Galactus?

Personally, I’m just holding out for a Firefly/Serenity ride at Disneyland (“Oh God, oh God, We’re All Gonna Die: The Ride”). Fingers crossed.

Deadpool Movie Gets Reboot, Magneto Movie DOA

Empire Online has an article reporting on the future of the X-Men Franchise, particularly the upcoming Wolverine, Deadpool, and X-Men First Class films, as well as the Magneto films. The good news is that the Deadpool film is going to be a re-boot, so we’ll be able to get the wise-cracking Merc With The Mouth (as well as his supporting cast – though there’s no mention of Bob: Agent of Hydra). The bad news is that we’re probably not going to get the Magneto movie, at least not unless the de-aging technology they used for part of X-Men 3 becomes much cheaper.

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Kirby Estate Seek To Regain Control Of Rights To Characters

The New York Times is reporting (no registration required) that the heirs of Jack Kirby have sent notices of Copyright Termination to Marvel, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and others to regain the rights to various characters Kirby created or helped create, including The Incredible Hulk, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Avengers (or those members of the roster that Kirby drew). Continue reading →