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    Vaughn On His Scrapped Young Wolverine Film


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    “Kingsman” director Matthew Vaughn is still doing press rounds for that franchise’s sequel and has spoken about the time he was slated to tackle another sequel – a follow-up to his revitalisation of the “X-Men” franchise with 2011’s “X-Men: First Class”.

    Ultimately the first “Kingsman” came calling and Bryan Singer took back the “X-Men” franchise with ‘Days of Future Past’ the immediate follow-up. Speaking with Uproxxthis week, Vaughn revealed that if he had stayed on, ‘Days’ wouldn’t have been the sequel:

    “I didn’t want to do Days of Future Past next. I felt that one should be in a trilogy and Days of Future Past should be the finale of that story.

    I would have done a film in-between where you meet the young Wolverine and a new character, and then in Days of Future Past became the young Wolverine and the old Wolverine and just really blow it out.

    So that’s what I would have done, but the studio didn’t agree with me on that. And, to be frank, as I said, it’s not my sandbox so I couldn’t do anything about it.”

    The comments come in the wake of 20th Century Fox Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider being asked at the Emmys on the weekend if a reboot of “Wolverine” is possible to which she responded: “Anything’s possible.”

    Vaughn’s “Kingsman” star Taron Egerton, who also co-starred with Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman in “Eddie the Eagle,” has been a name commonly rumored to be a good fit for the reboot.

    In a separate interview with Cinema Blend, Vaughn also revealed he: “wouldn’t mind maybe making a Fantastic Four film to apologise to everyone out there that maybe it didn’t go very well for them.”
     
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    Marvel’s Feige Keen To Get The “X-Men”


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    Disney acquiring 20th Century Fox isn’t yet a certainty, but it seems likely at this point with franchises like “Alien,” “Planet of the Apes” and “Avatar” soon to be ready to set up shop in the Mouse House.

    The one property that fans are all excited about the possibility of is the X-Men joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Deadline reports this week that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is “said to be eager to get his hands on the X-Men Universe”.

    Of course this will take time as even after the deal is announced, it still requires regulatory approval and Disney is legally prohibited in managing its pending acquisition for about a year, during which time it will likely start to determine what to do with the studio’s numerous franchises.

    This means Fox’s 2018 film slate will be left pretty much intact including the three X-Men properties that have already completed filming – “The New Mutants,” “Deadpool 2” and “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”. The fate of those still in development however, including the Channing Tatum-led “Gambit,” the “X-Force” film and James Franco’s “Multiple Man” project remains unclear.

    Should the acquisition go through, the X-Men property would almost certainly be rebooted with new actors in the key roles, but very likely no introductions until well into the fourth phase which begins after the currently filming and nearly wrapped fourth “Avengers” film opens in May 2019.
     
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    So I'm guessing this is why they've been holding off all announcements about "Phase 4" other than the line "things will be very different". Presumably Phase 4 will include Fantastic Four (which would make me very happy) and an explosion of mutants (about which I have mixed feelings).
     
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    Sony Exec Change Prompts Sale Speculation


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    Sony Corporation saw its stock price surge yesterday with the news that Chief Executive Kaz Hirai is stepping down and will be succeeded by Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida.

    This changing of the guard has been seen as a signal that Sony might do a 20th Century Fox and potentially sell off its entertainment assets to refocus on their core consumer base (in Sony’s case home electronics).

    Insiders at the studio say there’s been no discussion of a sale and the company plans to: “continue to look for opportunities to grow its film and television business”.

    Hirai has been a fierce advocate for Sony’s entertainment business, whereas Yoshida is more cautious and focused on numbers. He reportedly sees Sony as a technology company and “doesn’t regard any part of Sony’s business as a sacred cow.”
     
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    Comcast Could Still Beat Disney To Fox


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    A new report over at CNBC suggests that communications giant Comcast could top Disney’s $52.4 billion offer for 20th Century Fox.

    The report says that negotiations are technically still open and no decision has been made by Comcast on a topping bid yet, but Disney is reportedly already preparing itself for a Comcast topping bid and considering responses in case.

    Comcast executives suggested to Murdoch last year they would be willing to pay significantly more for Fox’s assets than what Disney was offering and such an offer could persuade enough FOX shareholders to vote against Murdoch who chose Disney over Comcast due to regulatory concerns.
     
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    I wonder what Comcast's FANTASTIC FOUR film will be like? :emoji_confused:
     
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    Fox Plans “Silver Surfer” & More “X-Men” Films


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    Though the common belief has been that the merger of Disney and 20th Century Fox means the latter has slowed down the development of their “X-Men” films, Heat Visionhas a new report that indicates the opposite is true.

    In fact, Fox is now reportedly developing more Marvel-related projects now than they ever have in the past. The biggest new reveal is that the studio is developing a “Silver Surfer” stand-alone movie which is being penned by Eisner award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan.

    Fox is also sticking to its planned schedule of two “X-Men” films this year (“Deadpool 2,” “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”) and then three in 2019 and three in 2020. The three in 2019 are looking likely to be “The New Mutants,” “Gambit” and “X-Force” with the latter set to begin filming in October.

    Additionally, the “New Mutants” delay is reportedly so that additional photography can be done to add a whole new character to the narrative, though which character it could be remains to be seen.

    The projects join Noah Hawley’s “Doctor Doom” film and the recently announced Kitty Pryde film from Brian Michael Bendis and Tim Miller. Due to the time taken 3with the merger, it’s expected the fourth “Avengers” film will NOT address the X-Men at all.
     
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    Comcast Could Pay $60B To Nab Fox


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    Comcast is reportedly preparing to offer an all-cash bid for 21st Century Fox, which would likely disrupt the in the works Disney-Fox deal.

    Reuters reports that U.S. cable operator Comcast Corp. is asking investment banks to increase a bridge financing facility by as much as $60 billion so it can make an all-cash offer for the media assets that 21st Century Fox Inc has agreed to sell to Walt Disney Co. for $52 billion.

    Comcast had been pursuing Fox before the Disney deal was put in place and has continued to pursue it. A lot though will depend upon if the U.S. government approves AT&T’s acquisition of Time-Warner – if it happens, Comcast will then make an all-cash bid. If not, Comcast will have to back off. That decision is expected next month.
     
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    AT&T & Time-Warner Merger Approved


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    The long in the works, and long in the courts, AT&T and Time Warner merger has officially been approved. The final decision from Judge Richard Leon has been handed down and rejects the government argument it would hurt pay-TV consumers and competition.

    As a result, the two companies will be allowed to merge in a deal, first put forth nearly two years ago, that is valued at $85 billion. The crucially important ruling will have major implications on the media landscape moving forward and specifically on future large scale mergers of media multinationals.

    The biggest impact of this deal will be felt right away in regards to 21st Century Fox with Comcast now free and clear to formally make an offer for the majority of Fox’s assets. Fox agreed in December to sell their entertainment assets (20th Century Fox, regional sports and parts of Hulu & Sky) to Disney for a $52 billion stock offer, but Comcast is expected to imminently offer Fox $60 billion in straight cash.

    Fox shareholders will vote on both proposals next week. If Fox pulls out of the Disney deal there will be a penalty fee, but the Comcast offer more than covers it and still offers a much bigger profit return.
     
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    I dunno. If I were one of the shareholders, I would have to look at how much Disney's stocks will rise if they get a hold of the X-Men and Fantastic Four. If those properties could be added to their already amazing roster, not only would stocks rise, but comic book values will skyrocket. Which would make me very happy.
     
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    Comcast Officially Offers $65B For Fox


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    Comcast has reportedly just made a $65 billion all-cash offer for 21st Century Fox in an attempt to nab the company and its assets from Disney reports AdWeek, The New York Times and several other outlets.

    The offer comes in the wake of Tuesday’s verdict approving the merger of Time Warner and AT&T (or the TWATT deal as it has been nicknamed on social media) for $85 billion despite efforts by the Justice Department to block it.

    Comcast’s offer is expected to spark a bidding war between itself and Disney who has offered Fox $52 billion in stock. Comcast is expected to match Disney’s $2.5 billion breakup fee should the deal fall apart due to regulatory issues.

    Comcast already controls a major television network (NBC), a motion picture studio (Universal Pictures), several animation studios (Illumination Entertainment, Dreamworks Animation) and a theme park empire (Universal Studios). They also boast the second-largest pay-TV company, largest cable TV company and largest home internet service provider in the United States.

    Comcast, Disney and Fox also all own interests in streaming giant Hulu. Potential TV conflicts could be settled by leaving regional FOX stations out of the deal. The big advantage of Disney at this point is that the deal would make the Murdoch’s influential Disney shareholders, and could allow for the potential re-integration of Marvel and Star Wars assets – something that wouldn’t happen with the Comcast deal.
     
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    Wow!
     

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