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New Concept Art Provides An McU Makeover For Doctor Doom And The Silver Surfer

BossLogic is at it again.

As the dust begins to settle from last week’s historic Hollywood merger – on the off-chance you’ve been living under a rock, Disney hoovered up most of Fox’s entertainment assets as part of a $52.4 billion acquisition – Marvel Studios is within arm’s reach of regaining control of the X-Men, Deadpool and Fantastic Four, who will presumably be incorporated into the grand Marvel Cinematic Universe over the next five-to-ten years.

It’s an announcement that has sent the Internet into a tizzy, and in order to strike while the iron is still piping hot, BossLogic has produced two rather excellent pieces of concept art that provide an McU makeover to two iconic villains: the Silver Surfer, and Doctor Doom (full name: Dr. Victor Von Doom). Feast your eyes:

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8 Things Marvel Needs To Do With The X-Men And Fantastic Four

It’s now 100% official – Disney has swallowed up 21st Century Fox, meaning the X-Men and Fantastic Four are now within grasp of Marvel Studios. After Spider-Man came home last year, these properties were virtually the only ones outside of the company’s reach. Now, the Marvel comics universe is extremely close to being whole on screen, and we couldn’t be more excited.

With these two major franchises now being at the studio’s fingertips, the possibilities of where things can go from here are endless. Some of them for the better, but others potentially for the worse. If Kevin Feige and his team simply bulldoze their way through the X-Men movie universe, for instance, they could be making a big mistake.

So, here are a few do’s and don’t’s for Marvel. Just a couple of helpful suggestions about how to handle the sudden influx of new
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The Week in Spandex – X-Men and Fantastic Four come home to Marvel, Avengers 4 updates, Venom details, Justice League box office, Dceu slate confirmed and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool 2, The New Mutants, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Gambit, The Gifted, Avengers 4, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Venom, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Runaways, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., New Warriors, Justice League, Aquaman, Shazan, Nightwing, Flashpoint, Titans, Black Lightning, Arrow, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, Hellboy more…

Given the success that 20th Century Fox has had with its X-Men properties lately, not to mention its upcoming plans, only a fool would have bet that Marvel would end the year having regained the rights to the mutant superheroes (and the Fantastic Four), but that is exactly what has happened following Disney’s huge acquisition of Fox’s film and TV assets. “Bringing Disney and Fox together will combine some of the world’s most iconic entertainment franchises,” said Disney on the deal. “[It] provides Disney with the opportunity to reunite the X-Men,
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Stan Lee and Rob Liefeld comment on Disney’s acquisition of X-Men and Fantastic Four

Earlier this week it was announced that Disney has finalised a deal to purchase the movie and television assets of 20th Century Fox, which means that both X-Men and Fantastic Four are now at the disposal of Marvel Studios and its Cinematic Universe.

This is of course great news for Marvel fans who have been longing for a fully-fledged Marvel universe to match that of the comic books, and their excitement is shared by comic book legend Stan Lee, who released the following statement to Newsarama:

“A truly great piece of news! Now Characters such as The X-Men and The Fantastic Four can come home to the place where they belong! It’s vitally important to have the Marvel characters under one roof. And now, as great as they were before, I can’t wait to see the wonders that will unfold!”

See Also: Disney’s acquisition of Fox is good for the McU,
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Michael Chiklis Wants to Return as Thing in Marvel Fantastic Four Reboot

Michael Chiklis Wants to Return as Thing in Marvel Fantastic Four Reboot
Michael Chiklis is interested in reprising his role as the Thing for the Marvel Cinematic Universe now that Disney has acquired the Fantastic Four, with the 21st Century Fox deal that was confirmed this week. The new acquisition by Disney is going to change the landscape of the entertainment industry for years to come and many are afraid of what will happen to the future of superhero movies. Like it or not, Disney and Marvel have been doing a pretty good job at keeping the McU in awesome shape and outperforming another rival studio that will remain unnamed.

The new Disney and Fox deal has had its share of jokes on social media led by Ryan Reynolds and Chris Evans, who have teased out some pretty impressive crossover ideas. Reynolds is looking forward to Deadpool hanging out with Mickey Mouse while Evans pitched the idea of a Captain America and Human Torch team-up movie,
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Michael Chiklis Wants To Play Fantastic Four’s The Thing In The McU

It’s official! Disney has bought Fox, meaning that the X-Men and Fantastic Four will likely be integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe before long. While some fans are worried about what might happen with the current X-Universe, as it’s being called, it’s fair to say that just about everyone is pleased that Marvel’s First Family are returning home.

Fox has had three attempts in the past to nail a Fantastic Four movie, but have fluffed it every time. While there’s not much to defend in 2015’s effort, 2005’s outing and 2007’s Rise of the Silver Surfer did have some redeeming qualities. Sure, they were dumb and corny, but they did introduce Marvel fans to Chris Evans, who later swapped Human Torch for Captain America.

But could the McU pair Evans up with one of his old Ff cast members? That’s what Michael Chiklis is hoping for.
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Stan Lee Shares His Thoughts on Marvel Getting the Rights Back To X-Men and Fantastic Four

A few months ago, Stan Lee actually predicted that we would see Marvel get the rights back X-Men and Fantastic Four. During the Wizard World convention in Nashville, Lee had this to say:

"Sooner or later, they're going to get the rights back to all our characters. They're working on it, and they're still making X-Men movies and stuff. Don't worry about it. You'll get more Marvel superheroes than you'll have time to look at in the next few years."

Things seemed to move pretty fast after that statement and all of a sudden it's a done deal! In case you're wondering what Stan Lee thinks about Marvel getting all these properties back, he told Newsarama:

"A truly great piece of news! Now characters such as the X-Men and the Fantastic Four can come home to the place where they belong. It’s vitally important to have the Marvel characters under one roof.
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Michael Chiklis teases reprising his role as The Thing for Disney's McU

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As Benjamin Jacob Grimm would often say, "What a revolting development this is!" With the news of Disney purchasing 20th Century Fox's key assets, and now being able to use characters from the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises in Disney's McU, it would appear that Michael Chiklis is keen to reprise his role as the Fantastic Four's Thing, once again.... Read More...
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Disney Wolverine Reboot Inevitable, While X-23 Spin-Off Is in Danger

Disney Wolverine Reboot Inevitable, While X-23 Spin-Off Is in Danger
We reported in October that, after months of rumors, an X-23 spin-off of the R-rated blockbuster Logan is happening, but that may not be the case anymore. Logan director James Mangold confirmed in October that a script for this X-23 spin-off is already being worked on, but thanks to the new massive merger between Disney and 20th Century Fox, that project is seemingly dead in the water, as Disney must decide which projects and franchises to move forward with, and which to abandon. While X-23 may be dead, there are already executives who are "relishing" rebooting the Wolverine franchise, and the opportunity to cast a new Logan/Wolverine, after Hugh Jackman retired from the character following Logan.

While there is no official confirmation that the X-23 spin-off is dead, it is certainly the most expendable of the projects on Fox's superhero slate, since it is still very early on in
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Here’s What Tom Hardy Would Look Like As The McU’s Wolverine

For years, Wolverine and the Marvel Cinematic Universe were mutually exclusive – Hugh Jackman’s enraged mutant operated under the shadow of Fox, while Kevin Feige and Co. nurtured the McU into one of the biggest film franchises in Hollywood history.

But on December 14th, everything changed. Bringing an end to weeks of heated speculation and alleged false starts, Disney and 21st Century Fox reached a $52 billion deal that will, in time, redraw the superhero genre as we know it.

Characters like Deadpool and Fantastic Four, who were originally offloaded by Marvel in the ’90s, are headed home, while the Mouse House also gained control of Alien, Predator and a number of other big-name franchises. And don’t even get us started on the TV front.

What does this all mean for Wolverine? Well, the character will surely be recast, but who will take the role next is the million dollar question.
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What Does Stan Lee Think Of The Fox/Disney Deal?

It’s official. Disney now owns 21st Century Fox and its high-profile film franchises after concluding a deal worth $52.4 billion. It’s a monumental and game-changing piece of business that’s set to alter the landscape of cinema and comic book movies forever. Heck, this means that Disney now owns 27% of the entire film industry. Subsequently, it means that Marvel holds the rights to the likes of the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool again.

With these characters back in the House of Idea’s playpen, anything is truly possible now in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU) and we should start seeing it expanding and including all these new players in the not-too-distant future. That said, due to the nature and pace of the industry, some of them might take a little while to enter the fray, while others could be primed and ready to make their McU debuts as soon as possible.
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Will Disney Kill Deadpool and the X-Men?

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2017-12-15T06:55:11-08:00Will Disney Kill Deadpool and the X-Men?

Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox means that some estranged Marvel characters are being brought back into the fold. That means a potential meeting between characters like Deadpool, Wolverine, and The Avengers. But also might mean that some charactes get lost in the shuffle and others - ahem, Deadpool - are altered to fit the Disney brand.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to get a lot bigger, but some fear that it may become too crowded.

The announced Disney-Fox deal is a big step forward in Marvel reclaiming many of the characters it lost in the 1990s as it licensed them out to stave off bankruptcy. The respective characters from the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes will finally join the Marvel Studios fold.

On one level, it could not have come at a more precipitous time.
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An McU Version Of Wolverine? New Fan Art Renders The Crossover We All Want To See

For years, Wolverine and the Marvel Cinematic Universe were mutually exclusive – Hugh Jackman’s enraged mutant operated under the shadow of Fox, while Kevin Feige and Co. nurtured the McU into one of the biggest film franchises in Hollywood history.

But on December 14th, everything changed. Bringing an end to weeks of heated speculation and alleged false starts, Disney and 21st Century Fox reached a $52 billion deal that will, in time, redraw the superhero genre as we know it.

Characters like Deadpool and Fantastic Four, who were originally offloaded by Marvel in the ’90s, are headed home, while the Mouse House also gained control of Alien, Predator and a number of other big-name franchises. And don’t get us started on the TV front.

What does this all mean for Wolverine? Well, as stated by Disney CEO Bob Iger, the company will soon cross-pollinate those famous X-Men characters with its prized McU,
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X-23, Multiple Man And Other X-Men Projects May Be At Risk Following Disney-Fox Merger

Let it be known that the newly-unveiled Disney-Fox merger is a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, Marvel regaining control of X-Men, Deadpool, and the Fantastic Four is enough to leave tongues wagging and wallets begging – make no mistake, Marvel Studios was the big winner coming out of yesterday’s historic announcement – but there is now a growing uncertainty over Fox’s broader X-Men strategy.

As things stand, 2018 will herald three movies from the X-family: The New Mutants, an untitled Deadpool sequel, and the hotly-anticipated Dark Phoenix. But look further down the pipeline and you’ll begin to uncover a series of big-name projects still gestating in the formative stages of development – Gambit, X-Force, X-23 and the James Franco-led Multiple Man.

It’s a tantalizing, wonderfully diverse lineup of superhero content, but The Hollywood Reporter brings word that some of those projects may be at risk following Disney’s acquisition.
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Disney’s Bob Iger says Marvel could make R-rated Deadpool movies

It was officially announced earlier today that The Walt Disney Company has reached a deal with 21st Century Fox to acquire its movie and TV properties, which – as the official press release stated – “provides Disney with the opportunity to reunite the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool with the Marvel family under one roof and create richer, more complex worlds of inter-related characters and stories that audiences have shown they love.”

While this is of course music to the ears of fans who have longed for a fully-fledged Marvel universe with all of the characters under the same roof, it did immediately raise questions about whether Disney would follow Fox’s successful formula of R-rated superhero movies, with fears that the likes of Deadpool would be “watered down” to PG-13 to fit with the established Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Well, it seems that may not be the case after all, as Disney
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Another Fan Poster For Avengers Vs. X-Men Tees Up The Crossover To End All Crossovers

Avengers: Infinity War, Justice League and Marvel’s Civil War – three mind-bogglingly huge movie crossovers that represent years of groundwork and intricate plotting. But they all pale in comparison to Avengers Vs. X-Men.

Originally dreamed up by Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker and Jonathan Hickman in 2012, the comic brought together a whole host of famous faces – namely Captain America, Cyclops, Hulk, Iceman, Iron Man, Magneto, Spider-Man, Storm – for what it turned out to be a crossover event like no other. And thanks to Disney’s newly-unveiled takeover of 20th Century Fox, a film version of Avengers Vs. X-Men may soon become a reality.

It’s yet to be formally announced, of course, and until Disney and Fox iron out the kinks, it’s best approaching any development with a heightened degree of skepticism. Because let’s face it: an acquisition of this size will likely take
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Disney CEO Confirms X-men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool Are Coming to the McU

I know that we all knew when Disney bought Fox that Marvel would get the rights back to several characters that they haven't had the opportunity to play with in the McU. We knew X-Men would be huge and fans hoped that Fantastic Four would be a part of that as well. A couple days ago we learned that there might be an issue with those Fantastic Four rights that you can read about here. But, it turns out that there was no problem at all and Fantastic Four is included in the deal! 

This was all confirmed by Disney CEO Bob Iger who said, "We're also looking forward to expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe to include X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool."

That statement that he made while speaking to investors (via Deadline), clears everything up regarding what characters will be joining the McU. It's exciting stuff! Especially, with the
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Deadpool Creator Weighs In On Potential R-Rated Marvel Movies

Nine years ago, the notion of an R-rated Marvel movie would have verged on wishful thinking. But with the über-popular McU fast approaching its 10th anniversary and Disney now in control of Fox, a hard-r Marvel flick is within arm’s reach of becoming a reality. Seriously.

Disney CEO Bob Iger said as much during his call to investors earlier this morning, when Iger also teased plans to weave the X-Men, Deadpool and the Fantastic Four into the fabric of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s something that likely won’t take shape for another two-to-three years, meaning the McU will be largely unaffected as it ramps up for the super-sized Avengers 4 in 2019.

Meanwhile, Fox still has The New Mutants, Deadpool 2 and Dark Phoenix lined up for 2018, though if Marvel decides to cherry-pick one or two X-Men characters and bring them into the fold, we imagine the Powers That Be
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Disney Boss Reaffirms Plans To Bring X-Men, Deadpool And Fantastic Four Into The McU

December 14th will be a day long remembered – and not because The Last Jedi is teetering on the verge of release.

Just when you thought Star Wars had laid claim to Twitter trends the world over, Disney finalizes its takeover of Fox’s film and TV divisions and, in one fell swoop, places comic book fans on red alert.

The small print reveals that the Mouse House plans to accelerate its digital presence using Fox assets, particularly with the launch of an all-new Disney streaming service in 2019. But beyond corporate strategies and talk of synergy, the Internet has latched onto one simple fact: the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to swing its doors open to the X-Men, Deadpool and the Fantastic Four.

It’s an expansion that has been long on the cards, but speaking at this morning’s call to investors, Disney CEO Bob Iger reaffirmed the company’s
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Here’s Every Franchise That Disney Just Got From Fox

Even before Disney acquired Fox’s entertainment assets as part of its historic Hollywood merger, keeping track of those all-important film rights within the industry’s leading franchises was a difficult, and often confusing, gig. But now that the Disney-Fox merger is ostensibly signed, sealed and delivered, the Mouse House’s roster of characters and properties is about to expand quite drastically – and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

For Marvel Studios, in particular, this merger spells a long-rumored homecoming for the X-Men, and we understand head honcho Kevin Feige is keen to cross-pollinate those iconic mutants with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its roster of established characters – just don’t get your hopes up for Hugh Jackman to swing by for a cameo in Avengers 4. If anything, this merger leaves the door open for another actor to take Jackman’s place and reboot the Wolverine we know and love.
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