[MCU Thread] Avengers: Infinity War out 26th of April, trailer p212

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by Garth » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:34 pm

A Disney Deal for Fox Is Coming Within Days

Walt Disney Co. may announce a deal as soon as this week to acquire a large piece of 21st Century Fox Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter, transferring legendary Hollywood properties to new owners.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... sney-stake

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by Garth » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:30 am

Comcast is out! :toot:
Disney Nearing Finish Line With 21st Century Fox as Comcast Bows Out of Acquisition Hunt

Disney has such an inside track on reaching a $60 billion-plus deal to acquire key entertainment and sports assets from 21st Century Fox that Comcast has formally exited the chase.

Comcast said Monday it was “no longer” looking at Fox’s film and TV studio and other assets as acquisition targets. The cable giant had yet to comment on its interest in Fox prior to Monday’s statement. But with Hollywood abuzz of a Disney-Fox deal coming down within the next few days, Comcast made a point of getting the first word in on its effort.

“When a set of assets like 21st Century Fox’s becomes available, it’s our responsibility to evaluate if there’s a strategic fit that could benefit our company and our shareholders,” Comcast said in a statement. “That’s what we tried to do and we are no longer engaged in the review of those assets. We never got the level of engagement needed to make a definitive offer. We have a terrific company with a strong portfolio of businesses and will continue to focus on driving growth, innovating, creating great content, and providing excellent experiences for our customers.”

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/disney ... 202636618/

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:39 am

I look forward to the day when all my entertainment is provided by one massive conglomerate.

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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:25 am

Disney must be approaching a monopoly at this point.

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by Tomous » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:25 pm

Saigon Slick wrote:Disney must be approaching a monopoly at this point.


I just read in 2016, Disney and Fox accounted for 40% of US Film Studio revenue. A particularly successful year and they could have half the US market. You would have thought it'll get looked at, at the very least.

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by Buffalo » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:53 pm

Saigon Slick wrote:Disney must be approaching a monopoly at this point.


I haven’t got a cluedo, mate.

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by BID0 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:15 pm

I think Fox are retaining all the sports and news stuff, but even so it’s a big merger. When you think of all the stuff Disney have added to their portfolio in recent years on top of what hey already had... The Muppets/muppet work shop, Star Wars/Lucas film, Marvel.

Getting Star Wars New Hope, Simpsons and Family Guy along with Fantastic 4 and X-Men will really help their video streaming project.

Really hoping for a new X-Men cartoon series :shifty:

Apparently it’ll be confirmed by Thursday

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by Memento Mori » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:48 pm

Rudolphin wrote:I look forward to the day when all my entertainment is provided by one massive conglomerate.

I mean I want Mads Mikkelsen to play Doom as much as anyone but yeah Disney's growing monopoly isn't a good thing long term.

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:51 am

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Rudolphin wrote:I look forward to the day when all my entertainment is provided by one massive conglomerate.

I mean I want Mads Mikkelsen to play Doom as much as anyone but yeah Disney's growing monopoly isn't a good thing long term.


It can't and won't continue for much longer you'd think - US anti-monopoly laws will come into force if they keep this going.

Although Trump loves big business so who strawberry floating knows.

Jackman has said no to playing Wolverine again, but I wonder if he'll say no to the massive bag of cash that Disney will undoubtedly throw at him to do some slashing and growling over the next couple of years. Same to Patrick Stewart.

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by Garth » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:30 pm

It's official - X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool are coming home:
The Walt Disney Company to Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., after Spinoff of Certain Businesses, for $52.4 Billion in Stock

Combining with Disney are 21st Century Fox’s critically acclaimed film production businesses, including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000, which together offer diverse and compelling storytelling businesses and are the homes of Avatar, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool, as well as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Hidden Figures, Gone Girl, The Shape of Water and The Martian—and its storied television creative units, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21, which have brought The Americans, This Is Us, Modern Family, The Simpsons and so many more hit TV series to viewers across the globe. Disney will also acquire FX Networks, National Geographic Partners, Fox Sports Regional Networks, Fox Networks Group International, Star India and Fox’s interests in Hulu, Sky plc, Tata Sky and Endemol Shine Group.

The agreement also provides Disney with the opportunity to reunite the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool with the Marvel family under one roof and create richer, more complex worlds of inter-related characters and stories that audiences have shown they love.

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/ ... entury-Fox

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PostRe: [MCU Thread] - Disney buys 21st Century Fox - X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool coming home
by Tomous » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:40 pm

Saigon Slick wrote:Jackman has said no to playing Wolverine again, but I wonder if he'll say no to the massive bag of cash that Disney will undoubtedly throw at him to do some slashing and growling over the next couple of years. Same to Patrick Stewart.


Jackman will be over 50 by the time Phase 4 starts. They may want someone younger if they're planning for the next 10 years.

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by OrangeRakoon » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:44 pm

Saigon Slick wrote:Jackman has said no to playing Wolverine again, but I wonder if he'll say no to the massive bag of cash that Disney will undoubtedly throw at him to do some slashing and growling over the next couple of years. Same to Patrick Stewart.


I would go to see Patrick Stewart as Wolverine for sure

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PostRe: [MCU Thread] - Disney buys 21st Century Fox - X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool coming home
by Skippy » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:45 pm

Only actor I can see moving over is Ryan Reynolds. Doubt anyone else will

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PostRe: [MCU Thread] - Disney buys 21st Century Fox - X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool coming home
by Tomous » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:46 pm

There's a lot of X-Men stuff in the works at the moment, interesting to see how they handle everything.

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PostRe: [MCU Thread] - Disney buys 21st Century Fox - X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool coming home
by Grumpy David » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:48 pm

Hugh Jackman can just jump on the steroids again to look the part for a Deadpool Wolverine buddy movie. Then retires as Wolverine for a younger actor which Deadpool can then reference.

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PostRe: [MCU Thread] Disney buys 21st Century Fox - X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool coming home
by BID0 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:50 pm

Are Fantastic 4 confirmed? The rights are owned by some German company I think which aren't part of Fox who I think just distributed those movies.

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by Garth » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:51 pm

BID0 wrote:Is Fantastic 4 confirmed? The rights are owned by some German company I think which aren't part of Fox who I think just distributed those movies.

Yup, confirmed in the press release.

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by BID0 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:53 pm

Garth wrote:
BID0 wrote:Is Fantastic 4 confirmed? The rights are owned by some German company I think which aren't part of Fox who I think just distributed those movies.

Yup, confirmed in the press release.

Sweet, I didn't see it there at first. They will probably be more important to the MCU with the whole space stuff theme going forward, and I'm actually excited for a decent F4 movie too, hopefully they commit to one.

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PostRe: [MCU Thread] Disney buys 21st Century Fox - X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool coming home
by BID0 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:58 pm



Sam Jackson for Deadpool 3

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:00 pm

BID0 wrote:
Garth wrote:
BID0 wrote:Is Fantastic 4 confirmed? The rights are owned by some German company I think which aren't part of Fox who I think just distributed those movies.

Yup, confirmed in the press release.

Sweet, I didn't see it there at first. They will probably be more important to the MCU with the whole space stuff theme going forward, and I'm actually excited for a decent F4 movie too, hopefully they commit to one.


I hope they get the FF to strawberry float and cherry pick the best characters from the supporting cast to strategically insert into the MCU. I find the fantastic four very archaic in terms of their relevance to modern society.

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