Posts Tagged ‘Thanos’

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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Thanos-Throne-Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-BrightI know that Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron  hasn’t come out yet, but people are already talking about the third installment of The Avengers 3. The buzz in Hollywood is that Marvel Cinematic Universe is thinking about splitting The Avengers 3 into two different films much like what The Hobbit and The Hunger Games did with their series respectively. The word is that The Avengers 3 first part could hit theaters in May 2018 with the second installment to hit in 2019, but again this is all speculation. They also say that The Avengers 3 could be just one film with a massive movie event merger with The Guardians Of The Galaxy could be that other film where they battle Thanos. Thanos was briefly introduced int he first Avengers film and then a short cameo in the Guardians Of the Galaxy film and rumor has it that The Inhumans could also debut in that Avengers/Guardians film too. One source said that it definitely looks like they are saving Thanos for phase 3 of the films which could spell a huge final battle or maybe the infamous Infinity Gauntlet angle where every major superhero has to fight Thanos who gets his hands on all of the infinity stones. We’ll just have to wait and find out what Marvel decides to do.