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MY THOUGHTS ON.. “THE MOUSE AND THE FOX”

As reported yesterday by CNBC, Disney and 21st Century Fox are very close to nearing a deal worth approximately $60 billion dollars. 

For those not fully in the know, or with passing knowledge of the situation. Its not Disney taking over Fox as a studio. But! What this means, is that many of 20th/21st Century Fox’s properties are up for sale. 

Us Comic Book/Movie Fans quickly jump to Fantastic 4 and The X-Men 

Joining in the MCU.

But it goes much deeper then that.

STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY

Including the original ’77, ’80 and ’83 theatrical cuts..

Versions only belonging to 20th Century Fox. Even after Disney’s acquisition of LucasFilm, the original versions of the trilogy belonged to Fox and Fox alone. 

This deal also includes films like PLANET OF THE APES, The ALIEN Movies, and several other established franchises and Classics. 

Also the bulk of Fox’s Television Division, like The Simpson’s, M.A.S.H, The FX and FXX channel and a 30% share of HULU is included. 

This deal would greatly change the landscape of Films and Television. So much content under a single umbrella is almost unheard of.

Gaining these titles would also help Disney and there upcoming streaming service and give them so much material to use. 

The question some people ask is. Will there even be a 20th Century Fox Company after this deal is done?! 

I think there will be! This would not be the first time Disney absorbed a film studio. The only difference is that this is a major, huge studio. But, I believe Disney, would just have a Disney and Fox appointed team of exacutives to run 20th or 21st Century Fox film studio and let them do what they’ve been doing all these years.. Make Movies. Produce Content. Only that Disney would be making the real profit. 

In regards to X-men and F4…

The deal is done already.. We just dont know it yet.

Hollywood moves at.. An incredible speed. They are litterally 5 years ahead of us.

Kevin Feige, in an interview, stated that after AVENGERS 4(aka Infinity Gauntlet) They have 20 more films in the planning stages as we speak. 20 MORE Films! 

I’d bet my bottom dollar that Fantastic Four is in that slate of films. They’ve been leaving clues all over the place for the F4 to come in to the MCU.

I also wouldnt be surprised if Disney/Marvel left X-Men under the FOX banner. Wouldnt be surpised if they didnt either. But in this case. I think Kevin and Bob (Iger) would be satisfied with X-men under their Fox Division, only that they would have more control over what would happen in that universe. So, its a win/win situation. 

Reports say that a final announcement of a done deal wont come until early next week. But im sure the deal is done. They just have to cross some T’s dot some I’s and make the necessary arrangements of whose going to be in charge and who amd what is going to go where. In the report, it is also said that Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch’s Youngest son, will be going over to Disney to oversee the Fox Studios end of the division. While Dad and older brothers will retain control of the News and other material Murdoch and his comapny will still own outside of the entertainment stuff. Like Fox News and other Media, both television and print. 

So.. Its done. F4, X-men, Star Wars, Apes, its all in the House of Mouse now. Its only a matter of time for conformation to be announced. 

So, thats just my view on this whole thing..

It’d be fucked up i say all this, and next Monday’s Headline.. “FOX/DISNEY DEAL A NO GO!” .. wont i feel like a dick on that day.. 

Until next time folks… Peace Out!

Soon my friend… SOON!

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TOP 5 LIST! “WHO IS GOING TO DIE IN “AVENGERS:INFINITY WAR” AND WHY!”

Greetings! If your just joining me just after reading my “Avengers:Infinity War” Trailer Review. You probably came for the answeres as to why i said what i said at the end of that review… 

If your just hear just because, because.. Well then… Thank You! 

Ok, im gonn a make this quick…

1. SPIDER-MAN:

“But Marvel just got him back!” you must be saying.. True! But who’s to say Marvel wont do the whole switch-aroo right then and there? “Oh! You thought we wanted Parker? Oh hell no.. We’re gonna do Morales for Homecoming 2. Why do you think we only had Tom sign a 3 picture deal?” is what marvel could be saying… 

But, in actuality.. In the leaked SDCC version of the trailer, A piece is shown with Spidey, maskless, teary eyed, looking at Tony and saying “Im sorry Tony.” 

And in this trailer we see a shot of.. 

Yeeeeaaaaghhhhh….. Pete aint walking away from this one.. Not only that..

It would explain why Tony looks like this

At the start of the Trailer.. So.. Yea!

2. VISION:

Soon as the Android gets a girlfirend.. He’s gonna die! 

Come on.. He has the mind gem! His days are numbered.. 

Should he, by some miracle, survive getting the stone pulled from his head.. He’s gonna be useless! That is where most of his powers come from, isn’t it? Granted, they never specified..  But it’s the most logical thing. 

3. CAPTAIN AMERICA: 

Beared Cap. The Nomad. For a deeper impact, Cap would be the most logical choice to be the one to fall. My theory.. 

It’ll be on the Battlefield..

On the front line.. Most likely being the last line of defence against Thanos. Putting himself between him and the Soul Stone.

4. THOR: 

This one is more of a guess. Based on the special trailers released prior to this one.. There was a shot of Thanos holding Thors head in his hand, like, in a tight grip. And Thor was screaming in pain. 

On the other hand. That moment can be in conjunction with this moment..

Perhaps, it’s wjat prompts Loki to hand over the Tesserect, in exchange for Thor’s life… Costing Loki his own life in the process..

SURPRISE ENTRY! 

5. LOKI:

He had. One job. 

Bring Thanos the Tesserect after conquering earth with the Chituari Army. Remember? 

“You will have your war, asgardian. But if you fail. If the Tesserect is kept from us. There will be no hole. No barren moon. No crevase, were He cannot find you! You think you know pain?.. He will make you beg, for something as sweet as pain..”

                                                     – The Other

So.. That just may come back to bite Loki in the ass..

Well! Those are my picks. Are they valid? What do you think? Leave a Comment. Leave a Like. Follow for more thought provoking articles like these.

Until next time folks… Peace out.

“IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!- AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR TRAILER APPROACHES”

As i write this, it is 1:00 am on tge east coast. Im sitting at work doing the over night shift, and i am eagerly awaiting the sun to rise and for the AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR trailer to finally drop.. FINALLY! 

The trailer will premiere later this morning on ABC’s GMA (Good Morning America) ABC being a disney company, so that makes sense. 

The Hype Train started early tuesday, was it? No. Monday i believe. (This over night work really fucks with your dates and times.) Anyhoo, it all started with the release of the AVENGERS photo shoot with VANITY FAIR. 

Which got many fans abuzz. Then Mark Ruffalo tweeted this little nugget https://twitter.com/MarkRuffalo/status/935235856553693184 

And then yesterday Ruffalo’s spoiler brother Tom Holland let slip the official poster.. https://twitter.com/Marvel/status/935584276049027074

And then Marvel released this beautiful Fan Appreciation Teaser trailer 

 https://twitter.com/MarvelStudios/status/935555412861919232

It is now.. 1:21 am… T-minus 6-7 hours until myself and the billions of fans around the world Nerdgasm all over themselves.

Make sure you folks have spare underwear handy.

As soon as the trailer drops. Be sure to come on back when i post it here. Thank you. 

HAPPY INFINITY DAY Folks!

“THIS JUST IN!.. FIRST FULL/OFFICIAL LOOK AT ‘DEATHSTROKE'”

Well.. I haven’t yet seen JUSTICE LEAGUE, and if your reading this and haven’t seen it yet either.. Spoiler alert! (Maybe)

One of the after credits scenes looks to be a scene with Joe Mangienello (hope thats how its spelled) as Deathstroke 

Its a photo of him in the aforementioned scene as the character. Which He was nice enough to share with us, on his twitter page just about.. 4 hours ago.. I think? Lets take a look..

HOLY FUCK!!  ITS SLADE WILSON!!!

*ahem* 

I mean.. Damn, that looks cool! 👍

Very reminiscent of the suit that was teased by Sad Affleck some time last year on Instagram..

Which also closely resembles the version of the suit seen in BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS 

Deathstroke has been rumored for some time now as the villain for Matt Reeves’s solo Batman film. Those plans could have changed because of Reeves rewriting of the script. 

Guess we’ll just have to wait and see. 

I just happy to see a real Deathstroke (No offense Dude from Spartacus/Arrow.. Manu Bennet! Thats his name.. Almost couldnt think of it, but it came to me as i was writing these very words right now.. I mean right now.. These words im typing here. It just came to me.) Anywhoo..

Lets take another look! 

Thats just Badass! Let me know your thoughts folks..

Until next time folks.. Peace out!

CLICK BAIT ALERT! “Kevin Smith Hints at Slight Interest in “CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON”

In a recent episode of Kevin Smith’s Youtube/podcast “FATMAN ON BATMAN: w Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin”

Talk came up of Universal’s halt on the so called “Dark Universe” 

And the possible hand off of the keys to the Universe to BlumHouse Productions 

Someone posed the question to Kev, 

(AND YES.. I CHOSE TO USE THE NO BEARD KEVIN PIC ON PURPOSE)

“Which Universal Movie Monster Film, would he be interested in directing?”

And, surprisingly. He said, “I would do ‘Creature From The Black Lagoon’.” (and i quote loosely)

Here’s the quick synopses of the film below. 

Remnants of a mysterious animal have come to light in a remote jungle, and a group of scientists intends to determine if the find is an anomaly or evidence of an undiscovered beast. To accomplish their goal, the scientists (Antonio Moreno, Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Whit Bissell) must brave the most perilous pieces of land South America has to offer. But the terrain is nothing compared to the danger posed by an otherworldly being that endangers their work and their lives.”

Now, Everyone. Mainly Kevin himself. Talks shit about his film “TUSK”

Within itself is a fantasticly fucked up monster movie. 

And thinking about that.. I would absolutely LOVE and i now desperately WANT a Kevin Smith directed “CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON” Movie. 

He would toataly rock that shit so damn hard! 

I want this so badly right now.. How about you?

Thanks for indulging me in this desperate grab for “Click Bait” attention. Let me know what you folks think about If Kevin Smith should seriously do a CFTBL film. 

Until next time folks.. Peace Out!

WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS!”Marvel Studio’s ‘THOR: RAGNAROK'” (Small Spoilers Are Possible)

Greetings ladies and gentelnerds, and welcome back to “WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS!” Todays movie?.. Seriously? Do you have to ask? 

“THOR: RAGNAROK”

THE STORY: “Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization” 

The plot. For what it is, and how it is presented, is great! Its simple and straight forward. Its not the strongest plot, in the sense of depth. But it’s a very entertaining story. 

THE CAST:

The cast was on point. Everyone was clearly enjoying themselves and their roles and how they were playing them. Chris Hemsworth 

.. I will say… Is on the level of Hugh Jackman. I can not see anyone else as Thor. Although Jane Foster Thor wouldnt be a problem for me.. But no one else can be Thor and he should play this role until the end of time.

Tom Hiddelston’s Loki was, of course, perfection. Although he didnt have much to do. 

Cate Blanchett

Chewed the scenery every chance she had. Although not given a whole lot to do. She still made every scene count. She portrayed Hela Wonderfully. 

Jeff Goldblum’s The Grandmaster..

What can i say?.. Are we sure he wasnt just playing a spaced out version of himself? It was brilliant. He was such a delight to have on screen and in this universe. I cant wait to see Him and Del Toro together as The Collector and Grandmaster respectively. 

Tessa Thompson’s Valkyire

A breath of fresh air. Its nice to have another female ass kicker in the MCU. I want more of her. 

Mark Ruffelo’s HULK!

This.. THIS! Is the Hulk I’ve been waiting for! I loved every bit of this hulk! He touched my heart in such a way.. It was perfect! This is the hulk i was talking about wayy back when i wrote this article 👇

https://wp.me/p5F7r8-5a

I loved what they did with The Hulk and Mark’s performance was fantastic. I cant wait for whats to come.

The biggest surprise out of this movie tho..

Director Taika Waititi’s performance as.. KORG

A giant Rock monster with the voice of the sweetest New Zealand man. “Hey Man!” “Hey New Doug” some of my most favorite lines. I’ve never loved Korg so much. He stole the show for me. 

THE POSITIVES: Great cast. Great characters. Good story. So much fun. The comedy was.. Perfect. So funny. Honestly, a very fun movie. The first Thor film is one of My favorites in the whole MCU.. Thor: Ragnarok has officially taken the place in front of that. The Kirby inspired universe was beautiful. The twist toward the end was.. Surprising to say the least. (I wont spoil that)

THE NEGATIVES: This Could be considered a spoiler.. But i must voice my opinion on this tho..

Hela.. Is NOT! The first born of Odin! She is not Thor and Loki’s sister.. That change to her character was completely unnecessary. So ridiculas. Hela was a great character in the movie. A good villain. Not given enough time.. At all.. She almost felt pointless. All of that power and it felt a little waisted. THIS… Is what they literally did with Hela..

It was a tad bit disappointing. Cate’s performance was Hela’s saving grace. They didnt give her enough screen time. I blame the tight run time. Unless thier saving her for future projects. But it was a bit of a waste. The only other negative i can think of, is the lack of emotional gravity at certain points. (SPOILER) ppl die in this movie.. Important ppl… And there is no emotional connection to it at all. Its boom. Boom. Boom. Dead, dead, dead, moving on! It didnt take me out of the movie at all. But it was noticable enough for me to be like.. Eh! Thats not nice.

OVERALL: Best Thor since the first one. Best Marvel film since.. Civil War.(?) Best Third Instalment of a series.. Since Civil War. (Maybe I’ll do an actual ranking for these movies soon)

THOR: RAGNAROK is a wonderful movie. Fun. Funny, and action packed. A definite Must See for any and all fans! I give THOR:RAGNAROK A score of 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 8 out of 10. Just because its so much Fun. 

Please leave a comment below,or hit me up on social media. Let me know your thoughts. 

Until next time folks.. Peace Out!

“HOW, I THINK, A ‘BLACK WIDOW’ SOLO FILM SHOULD GO”

Hey there ladies and gentelnerds. Not too long ago there was yet more discussion about a solo BLACK WIDOW solo film. 

So.. Here’s my thought on how it should go.

IT HAS TO BE A PREQUEL!

Not necessarily an origin story. Flashbacks would be ok, as long as it serves the story. But it should take place a good number of years before her first apperance in “IRON MAN 2”

Roughly her 3rd – 4th year with SHIELD.

HAWKEYE NEEDS TO BE THERE!

By far her oldest and closets friend. Hawkeye needs to be the guy that has her back. He doesn’t have to have any type of focus in the story, but he has to be a supporting character. 

WINTER SOLIDER = VILLIAN!

As hinted at in “THE WINTER SOLDIER” in a convo between Widow and Cap.

She was tasked to protect or extract a scientist or something-or other. And Winter Soldier assassinates the target by shooting through her. 

Of course another “actual” “Main” villain should be in this movie. Perhaps another Black Widow thats working with hydra is trying to frame her or something.

IT HAS TO BE A STRAIGHT UP SPY/THRILLER! 

A pinch of 007, a sprinkle of Bourne. Toss in some Mission Impossible in there, add a bad ass chick like Scarjo as BLACK WIDOW! Nuff Said..

Well.. Thats my BLACK WIDOW Movie. Whats yours? Leave a comment below. Or if its easier for you.. Hit me up on twitter. Thanks for reading.

Until next time folks.. Peace out!