Thursday, December 14, 2017

Disney Acquires 21st Century Fox...

With Disney's acquisition of X-MEN and FANTASTIC FOUR (as well as DEADPOOL), the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) should be complete.

So as of today, Disney not only owns Star Wars, Indiana Jones and the majority of the Marvel film franchise, but it now has total control over The Simpsons, Aliens, Avatar, Independence Day, Family Guy and the rest of the Marvel film franchise (Sony owns Spider-Man but Marvel Studios is allowed to use him in its own movies). All I can say is, offer Hugh Jackman a huge paycheck so he can play Wolverine one last time in Avengers 4, make sure that Deadpool remains R-rated, ensure that James Cameron's Avatar sequels don't conflict with the release dates of future Star Wars movies (i.e. Rian Johnson's new trilogy) and (this is a NO-BRAINER) make sure that the next Fantastic Four and X-Men flicks (Will next year's Dark Phoenix be canceled? Of course not) are officially included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Oh, and create an Independence Day sequel that's as good as the first one! Carry on.

And yes, I will be watching The Last Jedi during a 7 PM screening at AMC Theatres tonight.

Like Johnny Depp with the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN sequels, Disney needs to cut Hugh Jackman a huge paycheck to have him play Wolverine again in the MCU.

I reckon Disney will ensure that the release dates for the AVATAR sequels won't conflict with those of future STAR WARS films... Will a third INDEPENDENCE DAY movie become a reality? Only if it's more faithful to the 1996 blockbuster hit.

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