Posts Tagged ‘Apocalypse’

Fox-Disney-700x300One of the biggest megadeals was pulled off three days ago after much speculation that the Walt Disney Company was inquiring about purchasing some assets from Rupert Murdoch and his company Fox. Disney paid them 52.4 billion which means that the company that owns Star Wars, Marvel, ESPN, ABC, will now acquire 21ST Century Fox which includes 20TH Century Fox, 20TH Century Fox Television, any Fox owned cable networks (FX and National Geographic), as well as Fox’s 30 percent share in HULU. While the deal may seem insane, it is a huge power move for Disney who is essentially number one in films, but it powers them up with the number three company in film in Fox. Now if you need me to spell out what the company now owns, let me do that for you then. The company now owns the Alien franchise, Predator, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, Deadpool, Avatar, Ice Age, the Planet Of The Apes reboots, The Simpsons, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother, FuturamaFirefly, and The X-Files. That is just the tip of the iceberg that the company now owns as they get ready to develop their own streaming service for the public.

thumb-1920-618647Now what I am most excited about when it comes to this deal are the possibilities as far as the MCU is concerned. They have already promised that Deadpool 2 would remain rated R, but just imagine what they can do moving forward with Phase 4 of the MCU. We know that Spider-Man 2 and Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 will be Phase four films, but there is not that much else that we do know and what a better time to add the X-Men and the Fantastic Four to the mix. Just think of all the characters that they will have access to moving forward and what kind of story lines that they’ll be able to explore as well. We have seen through three phases that the big boss villain at the end of it has been Thanos we get to fully meet him in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, but who is going to be that big boss villain moving forward after that? If you ask me, the next possible villain for it all could be the one and only true eater of worlds in Galactus. We could also stars introducing villains like Kang The Conqueror, Namor, and even some X-Men villains like Mister Sinister, Apocalypse (or at least do him justice), and Omega Red to name a few. As you can tell I am pretty excited for that aspect of the merger and the fact that all of the Xenomorphs are now Disney Princesses too. It remains to be seen what they will do with all this property and what the current films coming out will mean for Marvel (New Mutants and Dark Phoenix). Stay tuned and we will try to keep you updated!

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Some news has emerged regarding the next film in the X-Men series titled X-Men: Apocalypse. It was revealed that in X-Men: Apocalypse that James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult were coming back to face the Marvel Universe’s deadliest foe in Apocalypse. The only question heading in was who was going to direct the next film and it was a question whose answer was cloudy for a while. Bryan Singer who directed most of the X-Men films including the last one X-Men: Days Of Future Past was in question due to sexual abuse charges that filed were against him before the release of the film and what saw him miss the publicity tour. Well, Fox has announced that Bryan Singer will indeed be back for this film which should have X-Men fans excited. Here is what the film could be about according to Screencrush.com:

So far, we know that Singer and his co-writers Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris and Mike Dougherty have been hard at work conceiving the story for ’X-Men: Apocalypse,’ which will take place in the ’80s and draw inspiration from the famous ‘Age of Apocalypse‘ arc from the comics. The film will focus primarily on the generation of Fassbender’s Magneto and McAvoy’s Professor X (the latter of which says he’ll likely go bald this time around), though the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse will also play a part, and Channing Tatum‘s Gambit will likely make an appearance of some kind. Deadline also reports that a younger Storm, Jean Grey and Cyclops will join the story, while Kinberg revealed on Yahoo that, should these characters (originally played by Halle Berry, Famke Janssen and James Marsden) be included in the script, they would have to recast them. 

The film is slated to be released into theaters on May 27, 2016 so stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.

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