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Disney/Fox Deal To Go Through This Week, Fantastic Four May Not Be Included

In what could be the most significant bit of superhero news of the year, it’s looking increasingly likely that the Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox are very close to finalizing a deal that could see properties like X-Men and Fantastic Four making their way to the McU. The update comes courtesy of Variety, who are reporting that the companies are just about finished going over the fine print and an official announcement could arrive any day now.

While this is hugely exciting and an absolutely groundbreaking deal, what’s really got fans talking is what we mentioned above, that being the potential to include heroes like the X-Men and Fantastic Four in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Or at least, that’s what we thought would come along with a sale of Fox to Disney. Now, however, we’re hearing that the latter property may not be included in the deal.
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Disney could emerge from Fox deal with part ownership of the Batman property

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Batteries to power! Turbines to speed! Batman to Disney! Wait, what? That's right, my friends. Well, in-part, but still. Please, allow me to explain ... You know about The Walt Disney Company's potential deal to acquire 20th Century Fox, correct? If the arrangement comes to pass, it will place the House of Mouse in a position to feature Fox's Marvel characters (like the X-Men... Read More...
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Happy Christmas, Harry! The 5 Most Spell-Binding Surprises for Muggles at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Happy Christmas, Harry! The 5 Most Spell-Binding Surprises for Muggles at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Muggles can now experience Christmas in the Wizarding World — and you don’t even need a forged permission slip.

The charming wizarding village of Hogsmeade, which is the setting for Harry Potter’s wintry adventures in J.K. Rowling‘s Potterverse — despite the fact that year after year, the Dursleys wouldn’t give him permission to go — is now decked out for the holidays for the first time ever at Universal Orlando. (The “London” portion of Wizarding World, home of Diagon Alley, also got a festive makeover for the season.)

Related: This Classic Disneyland Attraction Is About to Change Forever

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‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ First Look: See Keira Knightley as a Very Pink Sugar Plum Fairy

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ First Look: See Keira Knightley as a Very Pink Sugar Plum Fairy
Just in time for the holiday season — when your family will drag you to another local performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker —we get our first look at Disney’s upcoming The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The first look at the House of Mouse’s adaptation of the classic ballet is like if The Chronicles of Narnia met […]

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The Future of X-Men and Fantastic Four After Disney-Fox Deal

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With Disney buying out many of 21st Century Fox’s major assets, the House of Mouse will now have control of all of Fox film properties, such as Fantastic Four and X-Men. What does this mean for the future of film and television, and the McU in particular?

The Mouse is all-powerful! Disney is now swallowing up Fox’s Film and Television Division. This includes their cable channels, like National Geographic and FX. (I don’t think they’ll be able to buy the Fox TV network, because Disney already owns ABC, so don’t panic Gotham fans. Marvel probably won’t have that one.) Disney will soon be in charge of many Fox properties, such as Planet of the Apes, Alien, Predator, Die Hard, Avatar and X-Men.

This drastically changes the current media landscape, in many ways. It’s all part of Marvel’s overall plan to increase their scope,
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Fox Wants To Sell To Disney Over Other Buyers

21st Century Fox is up for grabs, and it seems that everyone wants a piece of them. From Disney to Sony and even Comcast, we’ve heard that the studio has found many potential buyers, and though no deal has placed just yet, it would seem that things are moving quickly, with Fox said to be making some kind of announcement on the matter by the end of the calendar year. Who they’ll ultimately sell to remains to be seen of course, but if a new report from Bloomberg is to be believed, it might just be the Mouse House.

Again, nothing’s set in stone, but according to the outlet, Disney is the preferred buyer simply because they’re the best fit strategically.

“21st Century Fox Inc., the global film and TV company controlled by the Murdoch family, would prefer to sell some assets to Walt Disney Co.
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Disney And Fox Deal May Go Through Before End Of Year

The geek world imploded a few weeks back when it was revealed that Disney is working on purchasing the bulk of 20th Century Fox. Immediately, fans either got excited to see properties such as the X-Men merge with the House of Mouse and potentially join the McU, or bemoaned the unstoppable dominance of Disney. Shortly after this report came out, though, we were told that the whole thing might already be dead in the water, as negotiations between the two companies had apparently died down.

Now, however, we’re hearing differently. Just a few days ago, Deadline told us that they heard talks were back on and today, WSJ is confirming as much. According to them, things are really heating up, but the Mouse House may find themselves with some tough competition in the form of Comcast, who also want in on the action and are “very serious” about acquiring Fox’s assets.
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The Justice League Face The X-Men In Universe-Shattering New Trailer

With the ongoing Disney/20th Century Fox deal making it look like a crossover between the Avengers and the X-Men could actually become a possibility in the not-too-distant future, we need to come up with a new superhero team-up movie to fantasize about that could never actually happen. Enter this new fan-made trailer that imagines what would go down if DC and Marvel collided for a Justice League vs. X-Men film.

What’s impressive about the trailer is how it manages to blend the tones of the DC Extended Universe and the X-Men movie universe so well. Choosing 2014’s Days of Future Past to merge with Justice League was a clever idea, as both films are fueled by the idea of hope spurring the heroes out of a dark age (the Sentinel-controlled future/a world where Superman is dead) and into a brighter future. This is brought to the fore
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The Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Remade With Disney Characters Is Amazing

Marvel’s Mightiest Heroes are great and all, but what would an Avengers-style team-up movie be like if it featured a mash-up of Disney’s finest? Well, this new fan-edit of the Avengers: Infinity War trailer (seen below) imagines just that, as the teaser is remade beat for beat using clips from your favourite movies from the House of Mouse.

Apart from the clever swapping out of Infinity War scenes with their closest match in Disney movies, the fun in this trailer is seeing which cartoon characters replace the Avengers line-up. For instance, Tony Stark becomes Aladdin, Doctor Strange morphs into Genie, Scarlet Witch and Vision are now Lady and the Tramp, Thor is Hercules (natch), Peter Parker is Max Goof, Bucky Barnes is Peter Pan, and so on.

Perhaps the best match-ups, though, are the villains. Obviously, The Lion King‘s Scar takes the place of Loki, another trickster
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Sounds Like We’re A Bit Closer To Seeing The Original, Unaltered Star Wars Trilogy

The geek world imploded a few weeks back when it was reported that Disney is working on purchasing the bulk of 20th Century Fox. Shortly after this report came out, though, we were told that the whole thing might already be dead in the water, as talks between the two companies had apparently cooled.

Now, however, we’ve learned that we should ignore that second report as the notion has allegedly not yet been thrown out. According to Deadline, the two parties are still very much in discussions and Disney is apparently “progressing speedily toward” the acquisition. As we heard before, the plan is still for Fox to keep their sports and news properties, while the House of Mouse takes everything else in terms of film and TV.

I know you want to talk about the legacies of those exposed in these sexual assault and harassment scandals, but I just
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Disney Has Founds Its Mulan For Upcoming Live-Action Movie

One of the many live-action remakes of Disney’s animated classics that’s on the way is Mulan, a new take on the Chinese folk tale that will follow on from the beloved 1998 version. We previously learned that The Zookeeper Wife‘s Niki Caro would be directing the project and now, after a year-long search, the House of Mouse has founds its leading lady.

The Hollywood Reporter is telling us that, out of 1000 actresses, Liu Yifei (also known as Crystal Liu) has been cast as the legendary warrior woman. Though not too well-known in the west, the Chinese-born Liu is a big star in her home country. In particular, the 30-year-old actress is dubbed “Fairy Sister” by the public for her delicate looks.

However, don’t let her nickname fool you, Liu’s dabbled in action-orientated fare before, such as 2008 Jackie Chan vehicle The Forbidden Kingdom. Plus, it was a
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These Are the Most Instagrammed Places of 2017

These Are the Most Instagrammed Places of 2017
Looks like the happiest place on Earth is one of the most “liked,” too!

Instagram released its 2017 Year in Review, and in addition to breaking down the hottest trends in food, fashion and entertainment, the app also shared the most ‘grammed locations around the world. Disneyland in Anaheim, California, snagged the top spot, with three other House of Mouse locations also making the list.

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New York and Paris represented multiple contenders as well, with Central Park and the Eiffel Tower sitting at numbers 3 and 4, respectively. Heres the full list of attractions users just
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The X-Men May Be Joining The McU As Disney Closes In On Fox Acquisition

The geek world imploded a few weeks back when it was reported that Disney is working on purchasing the bulk of 20th Century Fox. Immediately, fans either got excited to see properties such as the X-Men merge with the House of Mouse or bemoaned the unstoppable dominance of Disney. Shortly after this report came out, though, we were told that the whole thing might already be dead in the water, as talks between the two companies had apparently cooled.

Now, however, we’ve learned that we should ignore that second report as the notion has allegedly not yet been thrown out. According to Deadline, the two parties are still very much in discussions and Disney is apparently “progressing speedily toward” the acquisition. As we heard before, the plan is still for Fox to keep their sports and news properties, while the House of Mouse takes everything else in terms of film and TV.
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Audiences Are Not Happy With The Frozen Short Playing In Front Of Coco

The first time I saw a picture of Olaf from Frozen, I involuntarily shuddered. This bucktoothed snowman monstrosity looked like the annoying Disney sidekick cranked up to 11. Then I saw the film and, miracle of miracles, Olaf was not just tolerable but actually pretty funny and had a great song.

Unfortunately, whatever magic Disney was weaving to make him fun in Frozen appears to have run out, because the Olaf’s Frozen Adventure short, which is running before screenings of Pixar’s Coco, is drawing the kind of hate usually reserved for Adam Sandler movies.

I say ‘short,’ but the damn thing is 21 minutes long and it’s driving audiences crazy. Alissa Wilkinson at Vox asked Twitter what they thought of it and the answers she got didn’t mince words:

This is absolutely awful and was very confusing to everyone in the beginning. This whole theater seems to dislike this.
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First Teaser Trailer For The Incredibles 2 Launches A Jack-Jack Attack

Move aside Justice League, stand back Avengers: Infinity War, there’s another highly-anticipated superhero team-up movie on the way.

Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles has become a fan favourite since its arrival back in 2004 (it’s even in the top ten highest-rated superhero movies on Rotten Tomatoes). Brad Bird’s film was a perfect marriage of the House of Mouse’s signature laughs and heart with the awesome spectacle and superheroism that comic book film lovers enjoy. Now, at long last, next year will deliver the sequel, as Mr. Incredible and his extraordinary family suit up once again for The Incredibles 2, the first trailer for which we have up above.

Whereas The Incredibles focused on the character arc of Bob Parr (Craig T Nelson), as he struggled to balance his life as a family man with his undercover superhero work, The Incredibles 2 will feature the Incredibles’ matriarch, Helen Parr (Holly Hunter
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The Incredibles 2 Sneak Peek Arrives Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Trailer

Pixar may be cooking up an onslaught of original feature films for the next few years, but make no mistake, The Incredibles 2 remains one of the most eye-catching releases on the studio’s current slate.

It’s earmarked for launch on June 15th, 2018, which means we’ve still got some ways to go before we reunite with the Parr family. Still, that doesn’t mean Disney is sleeping on the promotional campaign and it’s all set to kick off tomorrow, when the House of Mouse will drop the very first trailer. To whet our appetite, they’ve even released the quick sneak peek above, which really doesn’t give us anything at all and instead just announces the trailer’s imminent arrival.

Considering the apparently endless superhero vogue and Disney/Pixar’s habit of producing sequels to its animated classics, it’s actually a bit surprising that it’s
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The Week in Star Wars – New Star Wars trilogy, The Last Jedi footage, Luke Skywalker/Dark Side update and more

The Week in Star Wars returns with news on a new trilogy of movies, The Last Jedi footage, Mark Hamill talking Luke Skywalker and the Dark Side and more…

Let’s kick things off with the big news from the week: Rian Johnson’s new trilogy. The news came from Lucasfilm who announced that Johnson will be directing the first of this trilogy with long term collaborator Ram Bergman fulfilling producer duties. What’s interesting is that press release reveals that this will be a trilogy outside of the Skywalker saga, which presumably ends with J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode IX. “Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored,” the statement reads. This ties into Kathleen Kennedy’s comments from earlier this week that Lucasfilm were planning the next 10 years of films. With the company having a lot of
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New Report Says Disney And Fox Deal Is Still In Play

The geek world imploded this week when it was reported that Disney is working on purchasing the bulk of 20th Century Fox. Immediately, fans either got excited to see properties such as the X-Men merge with the House of Mouse or bemoaned the unstoppable dominance of Disney. Shortly after this report came out, though, we were told that the whole thing might already be dead in the water, as talks between the two companies had apparently cooled already.

Now, however, we’ve learned that we should ignore that second report as the notion has allegedly not yet been thrown out. CNBC – who broke the original story – says that the “pencils aren’t down” in regards to a merger between the two studios. This might have something to do with the fact that the companies’ stock prices have shot up since the news came out. Disney rose seven percent while Fox hit a more impressive 18% increase.
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A Big Reason Disney Wants Fox Is So They Can Consolidate All Marvel Characters

21st Century Fox is keen to shed its entertainment divisions, and has reportedly been in talks with Disney about a landmark deal.

That’s the news that almost brought the Internet to a standstill earlier this week, though The Wall Street Journal has since warned that the companies are no longer actively discussing the deal. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s off the table, merely that the acquisition is a long, long way from being signed, sealed and delivered.

And though the X-Men and/or Fantastic Four crossing over into Marvel‘s cinematic universe is the stuff comic book dreams are made of, there’s always the possibility that Disney would simply keep the X-Men universe running just as it currently is. After all, with its newfound emphasis on spinoff movies like Logan and Deadpool and successful TV series, the franchise is in very healthy shape.

The X-Men And
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Here’s What The Marvel Studios Intro Would Look Like With The X-Men

On the back of the recent report that Disney was interested in buying the entertainment divisions of 20th Century Fox, superhero fans went wild as they thought of the implications. Not only could it allow for a DVD release of the original cut of Star Wars: A New Hope, but it could also pave the way for the X-Men – whose rights are owned by Fox – to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is part of the Disney family.

Though a second report claimed that these talks are not moving forward at the moment, that hasn’t stopped people from imagining what an X-Men-filled McU would be like. For one, YouTuber Salacious Robot has come up with a fan-made version of the Marvel Studios opening that includes some of the biggest names in the X-Men franchise: Patrick Stewart’s Professor X, Michael Fassbender’s Magneto and, of course, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.
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