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Disney Officially Buys Fox For 52 Billion Dollars

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Disney officially owns the Fox. Rumors have swirled for weeks that Disney was in talks to buyout Fox. Fox sold their movie and television assets to Disney today for a reported $52 billion dollars.

The deal includes the 20th Century Fox movie and television studio, Fox’s 22 regional sports channels, cable entertainment brands FX and National Geographic as well as Fox’s portfolio of international operations, including a India-based pay-TV service. Disney also owns Fox’s shares in Hulu. This could turn into Disney’s streaming platform.

Fox franchises that would now transfer ownership into Disney’s realm include DeadpoolThe X-men, Fantastic Four, AlienPredatorAvatarKingsmanPlanet of the ApesThe SimpsonsThe X-Files, just to name a few. Now with the rights to X-Men characters, Marvel can start planning to add mutants to their cinematic universe.

The MCU has plenty of films in production, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Avengers 4, and Ant-Man and The Wasp just to name a few. Disney has no plans to ever stop making Marvel Films. Marvel Studio head Kevin Feige spoke about the cinematic universe with Vanity Fair.

“(Marvel is) 22 movies in, and we’ve got another 20 movies on the docket that are completely different from anything that’s come before, intentionally.”

Rupert Murdoch would only retain control of Fox News Channel, the Fox broadcast network and his newspapers.

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Netflix Announces New Series From Kick Ass Creator

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Netflix is ready for their own comic book franchise.

The streaming company announced a new deal series and movie deal with Mark Millar. Millar is the creator of Kick Ass, KingsmanJupiter Legacy, and Empress to name a few.

The announcement comes a year after Netflix acquired Millar’s comic book publishing company Millarworld in August 2017. Since then, the streaming platform has been developing two series based on his work called Jupiter’s Legacy and American Jesus as well as three movies: EmpressHuck, and Sharkey The Bounty Hunter.

“My wife Lucy and I are eleven months into our jobs at Netflix and it’s everything we hoped for to the power of ten,” Millar says in a press release. “To see a movie based on your work every couple of years is incredibly exciting, but to see them all happening at once like this and with talent this high-end is just off the scale. These are writers and directors I’ve privately been sending fan-mail to over the last eighteen months so to be working with them all is just enormously exciting. This really is the greatest creative environment I’ve ever worked in. I can’t wait to switch on my computer every morning.”

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Aquaman Star Says Movie Is Like A Star Wars Film Underwater

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DC is hoping that Aquaman will not only save the day but jumpstart a new solo franchise.

The film recently was shown to test audiences and Warner Bros. execs. If early reports are to be believed, fans can expect an epic movie. In a recent interview with Collider, Jason Momoa compared the film to a Star Wars movie.

“I mean, that was definitely one of the amazing moments when James [Wan] told me, cause, I mean, I love Romancing the Stone-I grew up with my mother. I wasn’t watching Conan The Barbarian, I was watching Casablanca and Gone with the Wind and Rear Window and Romancing the Stone,” said Momoa, “So, I loved those movies, what I grew up with, and obviously Raiders. It’s like Star Wars, it’s just a world we haven’t seen before. And, I think the bickering between the two of them [Aquaman and Mera] and also when they slowly start to enjoy each other and fall in love, I think it’s just a timeless story that’s just fun.”

The Justice League vet also spoke about some of the underwater effects in the movie.

“I love the fact that we haven’t been underwater and, like, what we showed at Comic-Con was just showing that it’s gonna be like, when the shit hits the fan it’s gonna be like Star Wars underwater-it’s cool! I’m a huge fuckin’ Star Wars fan and I’ll never be anything remotely as good as Indiana Jones, but we can sure as fuck try! [laughs] I mean, like, I’ll never ever, ever beat him, but if we’re modeling after that, then, great, I’ll do my best. It’s something good to strive for.”

Aquaman will be in theaters December 21.

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Taron Egerton Saves The Day In New Robinhood Trailer

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Lionsgate signed Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx on for a new take on Robin Hood.

Director Otto Bathurst promises an origin story unlike anything we have seen in Robin Hood.

“You don’t become a legend for 800 years if you’ve just stolen a few bags of money from rich people to give to the poor. In my mind, Robin Hood was this sort of seriously militarized anarchist revolutionary, a freedom thinker and a truth seeker. And the more I got into the story, it just became startling how utterly relevant it is to what’s going on in society now.”

Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

Robin Hood comes to theaters November 21.

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