• Ridley Scott is gobsmacked that Doctor Who is a woman (exclusive)
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    Sam Ashurst

    Ridley Scott is gobsmacked that Doctor Who is a woman (exclusive)

    And the director hints at what Disney’s Fox deal could mean for the Alien franchise...

  • Disney Fox merger will cost thousands of jobs, say analysts
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    Ben Arnold

    Disney Fox merger will cost thousands of jobs, say analysts

    While the merger of Disney and Fox might bring the X-Men and the Avengers together, it could also costs thousands of people their jobs, according to business analysts.

  • Why the Fox-Disney Deal Could Be Bad for Movies
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    Variety

    Why the Fox-Disney Deal Could Be Bad for Movies

    Disney is poised to swallow up Fox’s film and television assets, a move that will dramatically reshape the landscape of Hollywood, while making it increasingly difficult for producers and directors to find a home for movies that don’t fit into a comic book box or fantasy mold. Creative types are looking at the $60 billion-plus […]

  • Here’s the Real Reason Disney Is Buying Most of Fox
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    The Wrap

    Here’s the Real Reason Disney Is Buying Most of Fox

    When Disney reported its last quarterly earnings in August, the company also announced that it would be launching an ESPN-branded streaming service in 2018 and a Disney-flagged one the following year, and pulling its films from Netflix in conjunction with that move. Disney would be starting out with less content than Netflix — but acquiring Fox’s film and TV studio would certainly help fill that gap. Mike Kelly, a former Weather Channel CEO and longtime media exec who is currently CEO of Kelly Newman Ventures, told TheWrap that buying those Fox properties would give Disney a stronger base on which to build its burgeoning digital business, which is a matter of necessity for traditional media companies in 2017.

  • 13 times The Simpsons predicted the future with eerie precision
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    Tom Butler

    13 times The Simpsons predicted the future with eerie precision

    The writers of 'The Simpsons' have proved to be rather prescient, predicting the future many times during the show's 20+ year lifespan.

  • Disney acquires Fox bringing over 'X-Men', 'Deadpool', 'Avatar', 'The Simpsons' and more
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    Tom Butler

    Disney acquires Fox bringing over 'X-Men', 'Deadpool', 'Avatar', 'The Simpsons' and more

    Disney is acquiring 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion (£39bn) bringing hit franchises such as X-Men, Avatar, and The Simpsons into the House of Mouse.

  • How Disney buying 20th Century Fox will change superhero movies forever
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    Sam Ashurst

    How Disney buying 20th Century Fox will change superhero movies forever

    The X-Men, Deadpool and the Fantastic Four could be coming to Disney - here's how that could change EVERYTHING for your favourite comic-book characters...

  • Disney Nearing Finish Line With 21st Century Fox as Comcast Bows Out of Acquisition Hunt
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    Variety

    Disney Nearing Finish Line With 21st Century Fox as Comcast Bows Out of Acquisition Hunt

    Disney has such an inside track on reaching a $60 billion-plus deal to acquire key entertainment and sports assets from 21st Century Fox that Comcast has formally exited the chase. Comcast said Monday it was “no longer” looking at Fox’s film and TV studio and other assets as acquisition targets. The cable giant had yet […]

  • Murder on the Orient Express writer on sequel plans and why 'diversity yields better storytelling'
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    Hanna Flint

    Murder on the Orient Express writer on sequel plans and why 'diversity yields better storytelling'

    Screenwriter Michael Green talks exclusively to Yahoo Movies about Murder on the Orient Express, its sequel and remediating Agatha Christie's bigoted writing.

  • Poll: Which is the best superhero movie of 2017?
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    Hanna Flint

    Poll: Which is the best superhero movie of 2017?

    2017 has seen a plethora of superhero movies hit the silver screen but which one reigns supreme?

  • Marvel Fans Salivate: Could a Disney-Fox Merger Bring X-Men Into MCU Movie Fold?
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    The Wrap

    Marvel Fans Salivate: Could a Disney-Fox Merger Bring X-Men Into MCU Movie Fold?

    Marvel fans are abuzz on social media over the possibility that the Disney-Fox merger could reunite characters from “X-Men” with the MCU. Twenty-First Century Fox has engaged in talks to potentially sell most of the company to Disney, CNBC reported Monday. In addition international assets, such as Star and BSkyB, he reported that Disney is seeking to add entertainment networks such as FX and Nat Geo.

  • Fox Walks Away From Russo Brothers Deal (EXCLUSIVE)
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    Variety

    Fox Walks Away From Russo Brothers Deal (EXCLUSIVE)

    Twentieth Century Fox is backing out of a planned deal to co-finance and distribute film and television projects from Joe and Anthony Russo, Variety has learned. The brothers had a hand-shake agreement with Fox, but the two sides were unable to come together on final terms when they were negotiating on the long-form of the […]

  • American Horror Story: Cult is the most important TV show of 2017
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    Mike P Williams

    American Horror Story: Cult is the most important TV show of 2017

    In a year rife with political discourse, American Horror Story is bang on the money with its social commentary. Within the perceived madness of Trump versus Clinton, the characters and stories we follow mirror the feeling of a nation divided and the insanity that engulfs modern America. After a slow start and a focus on killer clowns that appeared to coincide with the release of It in cinemas, the show’s since settled into a fascinating and relatable story in the aftermath of the US election that portrays the now familiar divide of the right and the left.

  • Will Smith and Tom Holland to lend their voices to new Fox animation
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    Stephanie Soteriou

    Will Smith and Tom Holland to lend their voices to new Fox animation

    Fox just announced three new animated films for 2019/20 and we couldn't be more excited.

  • ‘The Simpsons’ Spoof ‘Game Of Thrones’ In Fantastical Season Premiere
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    Deadline

    ‘The Simpsons’ Spoof ‘Game Of Thrones’ In Fantastical Season Premiere

    In the season 29 premiere of  The Simpsons,  TV’s favorite animated family got the  Game of Thrones  treatment. Spoofing the popular HBO series, Fox’s long-running series pulled inspiration from the world of Westeros for a fantastical episode titled “The Serfsons.” In the magically medieval premiere, Marge's mother is turned into an Ice Walker and the only way for Homer to afford the cure is to force Lisa to use illegal magic. When the King discovers this, he kidnaps Lisa and…

  • Alice Braga Joins 'New Mutants' as Rosario Dawson Exits
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Alice Braga Joins 'New Mutants' as Rosario Dawson Exits

    Switch in role of Dr. Cecilia Reyes, a medical doctor who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around herself, in 'X-Men' spinoff

  • Deadpool 2 casting is imminent, so here's everything we know so far
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    Mike P Williams

    Deadpool 2 casting is imminent, so here's everything we know so far

    2016 was an eventful year for comic book movies, with an array of successes, disappointments, and downright disasters. ‘Deadpool’ was one 2016’s success stories. While the first film’s writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were talking to Comicbook.com about their new sci-fi-horror ‘Life’, the pair commented on how ‘Deadpool 2’ would be cast imminently.

  • 'Logan' Producer Simon Kinberg Teases Game Plan for 'Deadpool 2,' 'Gambit,' 'X-Force,' Future of X-Universe
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    Nick Schager

    'Logan' Producer Simon Kinberg Teases Game Plan for 'Deadpool 2,' 'Gambit,' 'X-Force,' Future of X-Universe

    Exec for Fox wing of Marvel movies says Deadpool and Cable will be part of movie that will launch X-Men offshoot X-Force — but won't say if he'll direct it