Fox And Disney Finally Reach A Deal Which Will See The 'X-Men' And 'Fantastic Four' Under Marvel Studios Control

I'm not going to lie, I honestly saw no point in writing an article every single time there was a new rumor or development about this Fox/Disney deal. We all had a pretty good feeling this was going to happen since last week, so I'm not very surprised I'm currently writing this article. Thats right movie fans, for better or worse Disney has made it official that they have acquired several divisions of 20th Century Fox. This includes the likes of Sky TV, Hulu, Fox TV shows, Avatar, Alien, and Planet of the Apes to name a few. But that's not what you all really care about, as the big news is that the Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Deadpool are officially owned by Marvel Studios. But what does this mean for all of their current franchises?

The news came early Thursday morning courtesy of the Walt Disney Company's official website, where they listed the details of the deal. Like I stated above, there's probably a little of details in that article that are of little interest to fans, but the acquisition did end up coming out to about $52.4 billion. Not everyone has been so happy about the deal and what this means for the industry, with some worried that Disney is slowly becoming monopolized company and taking away from the diversity in the industry. There's also those comic book fans that are worried about what this could mean for Ryan Reynolds' current iteration of Deadpool, who is far from anything Disney has made before.
It'll take about 18 months for the deal to be finalized, so we can projects such as X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Deadpool 2, and New Mutants all to make their way to theaters as expected. But sequels to all the movies are certainly in question now, as Disney will be looking to reboot all these characters and recast so that they can be including in the MCU, like they did with Spider-Man. There will certainly be casualties to the new deal, including movies based on X-23, Multiple Man (Which would've starred James Franco), and of course Channing Tatum's long in development hell Gambit movie. It seems the decision about what will happened to this already planned Fox slate will land on Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, whose goal is to eventually incorporate all these characters into the MCU. 
The path for Fantastic Four as of right now is probably a lot smoother, already having had failed twice at adapting the characters. Marvel is likely planning a way to bring them into the MCU without giving them a solo movie yet (Considering how poorly the last few were received), so expect an introduction similar to that of Spider-Man in Civil War. Unlike with X-Men having big named and well cast actors such as Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender that will be much harder to recast, Marvel shouldn't have too much trouble casting Reed Richards, Sue and Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm for the MCU. 
McAvoy and Fassbender's version of Professor X and McAvoy have really grown on people in the last couple of years, and have served as worthy successors to Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. But of course the role that will be the biggest to cast, and has already gotten the people over at Disney excited is that of Wolverine. There were some rumors that Jackman could finally fulfill his wish of playing the character alongside The Avengers, but he has since confirmed that the part will be going to someone else. It should only be a matter of time before the rumor mill starts up about who will be taking over the big shoes left by Jackman, but its safe to say Marvel Studios knows what they're doing when you look back at their track record of casting these big name heroes. 
So how do you feel about seeing Deadpool, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men all join the MCU? Do you have any ideas about who should be cast in the rebooted roles? Are you happy about the deal going through? Let us know below!

Brand New Trailer For Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Provides Us With More Easter Eggs And Plot Details

So just to get this out of the way before you start reading this article, there's no way in hell I'm going to be able to list every single Easter egg shown in this trailer. I'll leave that to the guys on YouTube who dedicate hours of their day pausing and studying these two minutes of footage. Now what am I going to write about, is just how awesome it is to see Steven Spielberg return to the sci-fi genre. While the director has had a lot of success with recent serious drama such as Bridge of Spies and The Post, we can't forget the ambitious other-worldly films that put him on the map in the first place. The latest trailer for his upcoming film Ready Player One certainly fits the ambitious other worldly criteria, as it gives us a much better idea of what the movie is actually about.

Below is the new full-length trailer for Ready Player One:
Like I stated above, the trailer does in fact give us a lot more about the movie's plot than the original Comic-Con teaser did. We learn more about our main character Wade Watts who is apparently an orphan that uses the OASIS as an escape from his struggling actual life. We also see that although a lot of the movie will show his avatar Parzival as the main character, Wade still has a lot to do in this movie himself. We see him interacting with Olivia Cooke's character Samantha Cook whose avatar Art3mis is also a key character in the game.
We now know what most reader's of the book already knew, and that is that the main objective of the movie is to complete an Easter egg hunt set up by OASIS founder James Halliday. We got footage of the late Halliday played by Spielberg favorite Mark Rylance in the trailer, explaining that whoever wins gets control over the OASIS and his fortune. Ben Mendelsohn's Nolan Sorrento seems to be a corporate type his also has an interest in going after this fortune, and wants to stop Watt's Parzival from winning the game.
As for the references, like I said I'm not exactly the right guy to be picking a part every single thing I saw, but thats not going to stop me from mentioning a few. We see the surprising inclusion of Overwatch character Tracer in the trailer, as well as the return of Parzival's car the DeLoreon from Back to the Future (And even a cue from the film's score at the end of the trailer), and also the Iron Giant makes his return. We get brief glimpses of Chucky, Deathstroke and Harley Quinn, RX-78 Gundam, King Kong, Ryu, Chun-Li, and Deadshot to name a few. The overly CGI world and characters may be of concern to some viewers, but it seems Spielberg is going to provide a good balance of the two in the film.
So what did you think of the latest trailer for Ready Player One? Are you excited to see Spielberg's return to the blockbuster sci-fi genre? Did you catch any other references in the trailer? Let us know below!

Unexpected Trailer For The Visually Stunning 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' Featuring Miles Morales Drops

So apparently Sony isn't about that whole posting a mini teaser trailer every day leading up to the actual trailer tactic that Jurassic World implemented, because no one was expecting this. We're a year away from the mysterious animated Spider-Man movie Sony has been working out independent from any of the Marvel Studios projects, but who would've thought we'd be getting footage this early. We learned a few months ago that the project would be focusing on Miles Morales (Played by Shameik Moore) which had been the rumor for quite some time, but we didn't know how the movie would look or what it would be about. Well this trailer certainly answered one of those questions, as the art style in this footage is truly something I personally have never seen on the big screen before. 

Below is the first official trailer for Spider-Man: Enter The Spider-Verse:
So the getting the obvious stuff out of the way, going off the end of the trailer and its title, we now know this isn't just a Miles Morales movie. When we first heard he would be the main character, we just assumed it would feature him in his regular comic book origins along with his supporting characters such as his best friend Ganke. But instead, what we see here is an adaption of the Spider-Verse storyline from the comics in which Peter Parker dies and Miles takes up the mantle from him. We see Miles standing by Peter's grave, but then of course we see the two of them talking in the subway station by the end of the trailer.
But probably one of the biggest parts of this now being a Spider-Verse movie is the potential of how many different version of Spider-Man we're gonna see together on screen. At the end of the trailer, Miles hints at this when he asks Peter "How many of us are there?". There are of course many version of the character from different realities including Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Man Noir, and even Spider-Gwen to name a few. While none of these characters are confirmed for the movie yet, this could be a chance for Sony to adapt all these characters to the big screen who other wise wouldn't get the chance. 
Other then the beautiful visual style that looks nothing like the generic animated films Sony has put out in the past, we get some great looks at the character design for the movie. There's a sign with the name Fisk on it, hinting at the Kingpin himself possibly making an appearance. We also see some hints of the films villains, including Miles' nemesis The Prowler, which is his uncle Aaron Davis. If you remember, Davis was actually played by Donald Glover in Spider-Man: Homecoming, where he also hinted at his nephew Miles. While the two movies are unrelated, this probably will be the only way we'll see the character go full blown villain as it isn't likely to happen in the MCU series. 
So what did you think of the trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse? Or you more interested in the movie now that you've seen footage? What versions of Spider-Man would you like to see appear? Let us know below!

Disney Resumes Talks To Purchase Fox; Could The 'X-Men' and 'Fantastic Four' Join The MCU?

Picture this. Its early 2014, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier has just wowed critics and audiences with how far the Marvel Cinematic Universe has come. Meanwhile, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters and (putting it nicely) a mess Sony slapped together in order to forcefully start their own cinematic universe. Nobody would've thought just three years later, that whole planned Sony universe would be history, and instead the Spider-Man character would be making his appearance in Infinity War. Well if you thought that was hard to believe, imagine the same happening to the current Fox X-Men and Fantastic Four universes. As hard as it might be to wrap your head around the once thought to be impossible scenario, it might just happen.

Just a few weeks ago, word broke that now struggling 20th Century Fox studio was up for sell. As the past has taught us with studios such as LucasFilm and Marvel Studios, Disney is more then keen of the idea of bringing even more properties under their belt. By the time the news broke though, the two studios had apparently stopped talking after not being able to settle on a deal. This made the entire idea of Marvel reacquiring pretty much the only characters who they don't currently own the rights to seem like a dream what-if scenario.
But according to Deadline's latest report, the possibility of seeing Wolverine stand side by side with Spider-Man and Iron Man (That is if one of them doesn't die in Infinity War) is back on the table. The Wallstreet Journal have stated that the only other serious competition Disney has in buying the company is Comcast, but that talks with the latter are starting to hit up. Whoever reaches the deal will be purchasing 20th Century Fox's TV and movie studios and more, which come out to an estimated worth of $48.5 billion. Sony and Verizon were also apparently contenders, but it seems more likely the House of Mouse will be the company willing the churn up that kind of dough. The Murdochs who own the company apparently want to reach a deal by the end of the year, which my accelerate things.
Now that I've gotten all the business and logistics talk out of the way, lets get to the part that us comic book fans really care about, what does this mean for the movies. Well right now several projects are already in the works at Fox including X-Men: Dark Phoenix, New Mutants, and Deadpool 2. All these films don't exactly seem up Disney's alley but will be released by Fox regardless, but this will certainly effect any movie that Fox has planned beyond that. We can assume Disney would want to incorporate these characters into the MCU as soon as they can, and the only way to do that would be by rebooting them like they did with Spider-Man.
While this is all hypothetical right now, its interesting to speculate what would happen to all these properties in the hands of Disney, and whether its actually whats best for these characters. I think we can all agree Fox has already failed with Fantastic Four twice and is all but out of chances and ideas, so those characters would better off at Marvel. But the X-Men films despite their messy timelines have really had some great adaptions and casting choices, especially in the last few years. Rebooting would mean giving all that up, but with our reward being getting to finally see them interact with other Marvel characters (And hopefully in their actual costumes). Deadpool is probably the character most at risk, as those films have been given so much freedom and lack of censorship that I just can't see happening under the watchful eyes of the Disney heads. 
So what do you think of the possibility of Disney landing a deal with Fox? Would you like to see the X-Men and Fantastic Four in the MCU, or do you prefer them in the hands of Fox? Let us know below!

As Promised By The Russo Brothers, Marvel Has Officially Released The 'Avengers: Infinity War' Trailer

It felt like this day would never come for Marvel fans, yeah here it is. The officially released trailer for next years Avengers: Infinity War has been released to the public. While we got a low quality leaked version of the trailer shown at Comic-Con earlier this summer, fans have been waiting for a high quality version but had no idea when they'd get to see it. Thankfully the last few days the directors Joe and Anthony Russo began to drop hints that we were going to be seeing the trailer in the coming days, and sure enough it made it debut on Good Morning America. Not only did Marvel go through with their promise, but we also got tons of new footage that wasn't even shown in Comic-Con trailer.

Below is the first official trailer for Avengers: Infinity War:
To say this trailer is every Marvel fans dream would be a massive understatement. Ten years of build-up through solo movies has led to this one huge film, and its safe to say Marvel isn't holding back. We got a lot of great shots that we saw in the trailer now in better quality, including Steve Rogers now bearded and no longer carrying the mantle of Captain America fighting alongside Bucky, Black Widow, Falcon, War Machine, Iron Man in his Hulkbuster armor, and Black Panther in Wakanda. We still have no idea how these character all end up in the same place, but its assumed this will be the first scene in the movie where they all do. There's a significance absence of Thor in this scene, which has already left movie goers concerned about his fate.
In the mean time we see Tony Stark alongside Doctor Strange, Wong, and Bruce Banner (Who is apparently found by Strange and Wong). It appears Tony may be the first to go one on one with Thanos, and judging by the fact he's getting the shit beaten out of him, I'll assume he isn't going to come out on top. Spider-Man also seems to be sharing a similar fate, as we see him basically being crushed by Thanos in his new Iron-Spider suit. Speaking of the suit, we get some great clear shots of it which confirm its the exact same one Tony offered to Peter at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming (Which he clearly has changed his mind about).
We also see Vision with his now romantic interest Scarlet Witch in a human form, which is strange but could have something to do with him losing the mind gem. Thanos is seen crushing him and ripping the gem off his head to add to his gauntlet, which many fans have speculated means Vision might be meeting his end in this movie. Its hard to tell he might actually bite the dust in this movie as we see just about everybody in distress at some point in the trailer. Now surprisingly absent from the trailer were the Guardians of the Galaxy, who only are shown at the very end meeting Thor which is a snippet of the full scene we saw in the Comic-Con version. This could mean the play a small role in the overall movie then we initially thought, but its still hard to tell. 
So what did you think of the Infinity War trailer? Did it live up to your expectations? What are your predictions for the movie? Let us know below!

Leonardo DiCaprio Reportedly The Favorite To Play The Joker In Upcoming Scorsese Produced Solo Film

The last few weeks have no been so kind on Warner Bros. and the DCEU, with rumors running rampant all over the web. From seeming confirmation that Ben Affleck wasn't going to be Batman in Matt Reeves' upcoming solo movie (Which has since been debunked), to the news that a Joker movie was in the works without Jared Leto, its become hard to track whats real and whats fake. Well it seems the last bit about a Joker movie may actually be true, as the studio seem to already have an actor in mind to take over in the role. None other than Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly the top choice to play the lead in the project, which will be produced by Leo's longtime collaborator Martin Scorcese (The Wolf of Wall Street).

The rumor was reported by The Hollywood Reporter, who claim Warner Bros. are hoping Scorsese will help lower DiCaprio to the project. It sounds like it will be a solo DC based project outside of the expanded universe, amongst many others the studio has in the pipeline. With the DCEU having struggled in the past, this could be a cool way to see a different (And maybe even better) take on certain characters. The movie was thought to be a Joker origin story, but apparently will follow him as a crime boss in Gotham. Its certainly sounds like a film up both Scorsese and DiCaprio's alley, and it will be directed by Hangover director Todd Phillips.
The choice is certainly inspired, as DiCaprio has proven time and time again he is one of the greatest actors of our generation. He has finally earned himself an Oscar, and we've seen the rage and passion he has brought to roles that are required by any actor who plays a role as iconic as The Joker. The only problem comes with Jared Leto, who is portraying the current DCEU version of the character. The actor is reportedly not happy with the idea of DiCaprio simultaneously playing the role, which is very understandable.
While DiCaprio's version will be completely separate from the other DC movies (We won't see him facing Ben Affleck's Batman at any point), it may be a hard idea for audiences to get behind. For one thing, despite how passionate he was of the role, Leto's portrayal of The Joker in Suicide Squad was not well received. The actor had many of his scenes cut, and also had the misfortune of proceeding Heath Ledger's brilliant performance. DiCaprio's Joker could be a match made in heaven, and give us a worthy Clown Prince of Crime up there with Ledger and Jack Nicholson's iconic versions. 
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So what do you think of the idea of DiCaprio as The Joker? Do you think he'd be a better fit for the role then Jared Leto? Let us know below!