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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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