• Disney streaming could get boost as Comcast drops Fox bid
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    Associated Press

    Disney streaming could get boost as Comcast drops Fox bid

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind "The Simpsons" and X-Men.

  • Bryan Fuller slates Bohemian Rhapsody trailer for 'queer erasure' and 'hetero-washing'
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    Ben Arnold

    Bryan Fuller slates Bohemian Rhapsody trailer for 'queer erasure' and 'hetero-washing'

    The producer behind TV shows like Pushing Daisies, Hannibal and American Gods, has slammed it for failing to show Mercury's well-documented bisexuality.

  • Monty Python musical Spamalot is heading for the big screen
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    Ben Arnold

    Monty Python musical Spamalot is heading for the big screen

    Casey Nicholaw, who directed The Book of Mormon and choreographed the original Broadway production of Spamalot, is set to direct.

  • Six X-Men films are planned for 2019-2020
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    Digital Spy

    Six X-Men films are planned for 2019-2020

    That's a whole load of mutants.

  • The pros and cons of 20th Century Fox's Marvel properties joining the MCU
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    Ben Bussey

    The pros and cons of 20th Century Fox's Marvel properties joining the MCU

    If Disney does indeed buy Fox, allowing their characters to appear in Marvel Studios films, is this necessarily a good thing?

  • 21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney: Sources
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    21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney: Sources

    21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney Co., sources say.

  • Sigourney Weaver praises James Cameron's Avatar sequel scripts
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    Ben Bussey

    Sigourney Weaver praises James Cameron's Avatar sequel scripts

    The former Dr Grace Augustine seems to be of the opinion that our long-delayed return to Pandora will be well worth the wait. Sigourney Weaver, who portrayed the human scientist in James Cameron’s 2009 ultra-blockbuster ‘Avatar’ ($2.88 billion worldwide in case you forgot), is set to return in at least some of the four sequels the ever-ambitious filmmaker has planned. Whilst little to no plot details have been revealed on the ‘Avatar’ sequels, it is rumoured the films will centre on Sam Worthington’s Jake and Zoe Saldana’s Neytiri raising their children on Pandora, whilst still in conflict with the humans.

  • Avengers/X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover impossible, says Marvel's Kevin Feige
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    Ben Bussey

    Avengers/X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover impossible, says Marvel's Kevin Feige

    The one major thorn in the side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has always been that the comic book label-turned-studio does not own the movie rights to a small portion of their best-loved characters. This is question often asked of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige – and, right now, his answer is definitively negative. Asked by Variety about the likelihood of such a deal between Marvel and Fox, the producer responded, “It’s an impossibility at this juncture.

  • 20th Century Fox Apologises For X-Men: Apocalypse Billboards
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    Ben Bussey

    20th Century Fox Apologises For X-Men: Apocalypse Billboards

    Studio 20th Century Fox have issued an official apology over the ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ marketing which highlighted Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique being strangled by Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse. The images, which had been featured on massive billboard ads for the movie in New York and Los Angeles, had attracted vocal criticism online for their portrayal of violence against women.

  • Is Taylor Swift In X-Men: Apocalypse As Dazzler?
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    Ben Bussey

    Is Taylor Swift In X-Men: Apocalypse As Dazzler?

    Seems we may have reason to believe that Taylor Swift will appear in the upcoming ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’… as one of the most notorious X-Men characters of them all. Yes, who better than one of the reigning queens of pop music to take on the role of Dazzler, the disco mutant? For starters, last summer ‘X-Men’ producer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg shared a photograph on Twitter of himself with Swift and ‘Apocalypse’ actors James McAvoy and Sophie Turner.

  • James Cameron Announces Four Avatar Sequels
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    Ryan Leston

    James Cameron Announces Four Avatar Sequels

    Making a surprise appearance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, filmmaker James Cameron revealed that he’s now working on four ‘Avatar’ sequels, instead of his earlier tally of three. It’s no secret that ‘Avatar’ was a huge success for 20th Century Fox back in 2009… and with its ground-breaking stereoscopic filming, it was considered the big success story of modern 3D movies. Of course, 20th Century Fox had already planned to make three ‘Avatar’ sequels… but Cameron explained that the huge amount of material they were developing quickly added to the saga.

  • Deadpool 2 Already Greenlit
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    Tom Butler

    Deadpool 2 Already Greenlit

    20th Century Fox appears to be very confident about the box office success of ‘Deadpool’ - which hits UK cinemas today - as a sequel has reportedly already been greenlit. The Hollywood Reporter says the studio is keen to keep the creative team behind the ‘X-Men’ spin-off together with the film’s screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, already working on the script for the follow up. Ryan Reynolds, who plays Marvel’s “Merc With A Mouth” has been quite vocal about returning in the role, telling IGN he plans to play the character “for the rest of my life” so we expect he’ll stick around for the sequel too.

  • Confirmed: Deadpool Has A Post-Credits Scene
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    Ryan Leston

    Confirmed: Deadpool Has A Post-Credits Scene

    It looks as though ‘Deadpool’ is getting a post-credits scene. According to early reports, the upcoming ‘Deadpool’ movie has already been shown to a handful of fans at screenings in New York and Los Angeles… and it apparently included a rather cool post-credits scene. Then again, we could be treated to more of Deadpool’s antics, or even a hint at a sequel.

  • X-Men TV Show Almost In The Works
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    X-Men TV Show Almost In The Works

    It looks as though an ‘X-Men’ live-action TV show could be heading our way after all… as 20th Century Fox closes in on a deal with Marvel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rumoured ‘X-Men’ series just got a little bit closer. “We’re in negotiations with Marvel,” said Fox TV Group Chairman, Dana Walden. - Kenneth Branagh Will Not Direct Thor: Ragnarok - Black Panther’s Civil War Role Revealed Of course, a potential ‘X-Men’ TV series has been rumoured for some time, with ‘Star Trek Beyond’ writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne said to pen the highly ambitious project.