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4 minutes ago, fantastic_four said:

When do the X-Men and Fantastic Four movie announcements arrive?!?!  Get cracking, Feige.  :taptaptap:

I bet he's had these up his sleeve since the beginning of the acquisition.

And I bet he can't wait to announce them after Endgame.

Question is - Will they hold off on X-Men until after Dark Phoenix? I guarantee that FF will be ASAP.

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18 minutes ago, TwoPiece said:

Question is - Will they hold off on X-Men until after Dark Phoenix? I guarantee that FF will be ASAP.

Feige had a master franchise plan when he worked at Fox on the X-Men films that the studio disregarded.

Kevin Feige Created a Plan For an X-MEN Cinematic Universe For FOX That They Didn't Use

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Early on in the process of the development of these X-Men films, Feige worked with Donner on developing a plan on how the X-Men film franchise should play out. But, Fox didn't end up going with the plan they presented. During an interview with Vanity Fair, Donner expressed how proud she is of Feige and his accomplishments, and that's when she shared this little tidbit of information:

 

"When we were developing the X-Men movies, he and I had laid out a plan where the X-Men franchise should go. Fox picked another route. I’m not surprised he kept that [comic book] aesthetic, and decided he would take the Marvel world and join them together and make five-year plan after five-year plan."

I wonder if this is what comes out of mothballs. :popcorn:

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Can't wait for the Hall H panel at SDCC this year...Phase 4 announcements galore?

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Disney official press release. It's done!

Disney’s Acquisition of 21st Century Fox

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At 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time tomorrow, March 20, 2019, The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox will become effective. With 21st Century Fox’s iconic collection of businesses and franchises, Disney will be able to provide more appealing high-quality content and entertainment options to meet growing consumer demand; increase its international footprint; and expand its direct-to-consumer offerings, which include ESPN+ for sports fans, the highly-anticipated Disney+ streaming video-on-demand service launching in late 2019; and Disney and 21st Century Fox’s combined ownership stake in Hulu.

 

“This is an extraordinary and historic moment for us—one that will create significant long-term value for our company and our shareholders,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “Combining Disney’s and 21st Century Fox’s wealth of creative content and proven talent creates the preeminent global entertainment company, well positioned to lead in an incredibly dynamic and transformative era.”

 

The acquisition includes 21st Century Fox’s renowned film production businesses, including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Family and Fox Animation; Fox’s television creative units, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21; FX Networks; National Geographic Partners; Fox Networks Group International; Star India; and Fox’s interests in Hulu, Tata Sky and Endemol Shine Group. Disney and 21st Century Fox entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice last year under which Disney will divest 21st Century Fox’s Regional Sports Networks.

 

Earlier today, 21st Century Fox completed the spin-off of a portfolio of 21st Century Fox’s news, sports and broadcast businesses, including the FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, FOX Broadcasting Company, FOX Sports, FOX Television Stations Group, and sports cable networks FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes and Big Ten Network, and certain other assets and liabilities, into Fox Corporation.

 

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Crud they are getting Fox news now too!

Im sure higher movie ticket prices will be soon

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So Disney got X-Files, Simpsons, Predator,Planet of the Apes and Aliens in the deal as well. Pretty cool.

 

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about 3 years ago I purchased a beautiful CGC 7.0 FF#1 as an investment in the hopes that this day might come! The deal just became official and needless to say I am quite pleased right now. 

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15 hours ago, Bosco685 said:

I wonder if this is what comes out of mothballs. :popcorn:

Maybe parts of it.  Ideas change dramatically after 20 years.

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1 minute ago, fantastic_four said:

Maybe parts of it.  Ideas change dramatically after 20 years.

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X-Men Franchise Poised for Shake-Up as Fox’s Marvel Heroes Migrate to Disney

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On Tuesday morning, Ryan Reynolds tweeted a photo of his R-rated character Deadpool on a school bus, sporting Mickey Mouse ears.

 

"Feels like the first day of ‘Pool,'" Reynolds captioned the photo. Less than 18 hours later, Deadpool officially joined the Disney family, along with his fellow mutants in the X-Men and superheroes in the Fantastic Four teams, as part of Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

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Reynolds' Deadpool is expected to be the only iteration of the X-Men to make the jump to Disney, with Disney CEO Bob Iger having confirmed multiple times that a popular, R-rated version of the character could exist at the studio.

 

But before it reboots the X-Men, Disney is inheriting two projects from Fox. Dark Phoenix (June 7) will be the first X-Men movie marketed by the studio and comes from longtime X-Men producer Simon Kinberg, making his directorial debut.

 

The fate of the other film, writer-director Josh Boone's New Mutants, remains in the hands of Disney execs, who will decide its future after seeing it. New Mutants still has an Aug. 2 release date, but is said to be troubled. The idea of reshoots has been brought up, although the film could ultimately end up on a streaming platform, such as Disney+ or Hulu rather than a theatrical release.

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Marvel Studios has not publicly revealed any plans for integrating members of the X-Men and Fantastic Four into its cinematic universe, though Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige is said to have met with several members of the X-Men old guard in recent months. Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley, who was hired to write a Doctor Doom movie in 2017, earlier this month confirmed he's spoken to Feige about the -script centering on the Fantastic Four villain, though Hawley downplayed how serious those discussions were. 

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Marvel has just one movie officially dated and titled for after Endgame — July's Spider-Man: Far From Home, a co-production with Sony Pictures. While Disney's release schedule does contain the highest volume of untitled Marvel movies yet (two in 2020, three in 2021), it remains unclear when an X-Men or Fantastic Four movie could make it onto the calendar. Marvel is expected to shoot Black Widow and The Eternals this year, with kung fu hero Shang-Chi likely to bring up the rear. Also in development are sequels to Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Unless Feige has a completed -script waiting in his desk drawer, any of the newly arrived heroes are unlikely to hit screens at least until 2021, if not later.

 

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But as the newly minted Disney staffers drove to work, they were reminded who owns the famed Fox Studios lot in Century City as they were greeted by a large “Welcome To Fox” banner splashed at the main entrances.

 

That is a case of some good old gamesmanship on behalf of the Murdochs who retained the prized real estate, said to be worth north of $1.5 billion, in the portfolio of the slimmed-down Fox, while leasing a large chunk of the property to Disney for the next 7-10 years.

 

Virtually all Disney-fied Fox employees are staying put in their current Century City digs with some of the top executives, including Peter Rice and Dana Walden, as well as the recently brought in Craig Hunegs — who all are overseeing TV divisions on both sides of the merged entities — splitting their time between offices at Fox  and on the Disney lot in Burbank. Additionally, Disney CEO Bob Iger is expected to also have an office and presence in Century City.

 

The uncertainty surrounding the job prospects of employees in the merging businesses, especially in areas expected to be impacted, such as distribution and corporate (BA, legal, etc), has been creating a lot of anxiety ever since the Disney-Fox deal was first announced in late 2017.

 

According to a “Disney Transition Guide” distributed by HR to Fox transplants this morning, the staff reductions related to the merger are expected to be completed within the next one year. Additionally, for the Fox employees not currently locked into contracts, their compensation is not going to be brought down to Disney standards right away.

 

As we previously reported, on average, Fox’s TV executives are paid at least 20% more than their Disney counterparts. Disney is known for its lower base salaries, though the company is said to be making up for that with compensation packages that include stock and bonuses. Per the guidelines issued today, the new Disney employees are not to get “less favorable” salary and bonuses than what they had at Fox through December 2020.

 

But for those now-former 21st Century Fox who were hoping to get the coveted free Disneyland passes and use them to take their families to the “Happiest Place on Earth” right away, they will have to wait.

 

Per the HR memo, the traditional Disney perks, including Disneyland passes and discounts on Disney merchandise, they will go into effect for the new Fox additions by end of 2019. Which means that many of those who will be laid off in the integration likely won’t be able to get a free Disneyland trip before they leave.

 

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Fans celebrating The Fantastic Four being within the same company as The Incredibles.

:D

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1 hour ago, Bosco685 said:

Fans celebrating The Fantastic Four being within the same company as The Incredibles.

:D

This is awesome

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I've got those two FF figures, but it doesn't come with that stretchy neck...I WANT IT!  :whee:

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Lets see what other franchise Disney can screw up :banana:

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Those studio gems...

:insane:

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48 minutes ago, Bosco685 said:

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Those studio gems...

:insane:

:roflmao:

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23 hours ago, Bosco685 said:

Reynolds' Deadpool is expected to be the only iteration of the X-Men to make the jump to Disney, with Disney CEO Bob Iger having confirmed multiple times that a popular, R-rated version of the character could exist at the studio.

Good.  I'm sure if Hugh Jackman would have stayed on Wolverine would have been the other.

- Get rid of Jennifer Lawrence

- Get rid of Sansa Stark

- Get rid of (insert all actors related to Fantastic 4)

Only regret is Fassbender.  I really like him as Magneto (and as an actor).  Hopefully they will find a role for him in the MCU.

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