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Disney Deal To Acquire Fox Could Be Done As Soon As Next Week
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X-Men and Avengers crossover

It has been a few weeks since we first heard about the possibility of The Walt Disney Company acquiring 20th Century Fox. Though details were slim, if Disney were to buy Fox it would mean that the studio would acquire their entertainment division, which includes film properties, TV properties, Nat Geo, and more.

At first, it appeared that there was a fallout between the two when the then-rumored deal leaked. However, talks started again, and much of the deal remained the same with Fox continuing to retain their sports and news media outlets. Now the deal that looked like it would take months to complete could be done as soon as next week. More on the story below.

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Bryan Singer Fired From Directing Freddie Mercury Biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
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Bryan Singer

Bohemian Rhapsody, the Freddie Mercury biopic starring Rami Malek as the Queen frontman, has just suffered a major production setback. Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse) has just been fired from directing the film, which has been in production for the past few months. According to new reports, a hostile work environment, combined with Singer’s constant absence on set and clashes with the cast, may have been the contributing factors to the director’s firing. Now Fox is forced to look for his replacement. More on the story below.

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Disney and Fox May Still Be Discussing Acquisition Deal
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Avengers and X-Men

When there was word that Disney was entertaining the idea of buying out the 20th Century Fox film and TV properties, fans got excited at the idea that X-Men and Fantastic Four could finally come into the MCU fold. Avatar land made more sense, too. And the idea that Disney could possibly release more mature material under the Fox banner became a possibility. But as soon as that news broke, the deal was off.

Now it appears that the deal may not be as dead as we first thought. There are reports that X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner is becoming one of the key players to make this deal happen. More on the story below.

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Lizzy Caplan In Talks To Appear Alongside Channing Tatum In ‘Gambit’
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Lizzy Caplan in talks for Gambit

Remember how Gambit was one of the X-Men spinoffs FOX would be working on? The film would follow the critical and commercial success of Deadpool and Wolverine. Even Channing Tatum, who would star as the title character, appeared at SDCC to announce that the project was in development. But the film hit multiple production stalls and was even forced to be put on the shelf because they were unable to find a director. Both Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman walked away from the project due to creative differences. However, it seems like the studio was able to settle on Gore Verbinski to direct.

With a director locked down, the film can finally start taking the necessary steps towards production. But before they can do that, they have to assemble a cast. Reports say that Lizzy Caplan is in talks to be the first to join Tatum. More on the story below.

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Ryan Reynolds Goes Full Bob Ross In ‘Deadpool 2’ Teaser “Wet On Wet”
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Deadpool 2 Teaser: Ryan Reynolds As Bob Ross

I’m a huge fan of Bob Ross and his Joy of Painting series, just like so many others are. Though he left us over two decades ago, his impact on people is still evident. Whether it’s thousands flocking to Twitch to watch his old shows, or YouTube creators bringing him back to life in other worlds, there’s no denying how important Ross was to many. Even Deadpool, apparently.

A teaser video has been released for the highly anticipated sequel Deadpool 2 titled “Wet on Wet,” and in it Ryan Reynolds goes full Bob Ross in his own special version of The Joy of Painting. There’s no real point to all of this aside from the fact that it’s hilarious and unexpected. But it all leads to a few quickfire peeks at the upcoming movie.

You can check out the video below.

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‘The Greatest Showman’ Trailer: Hugh Jackman Sets Out To Prove He’s Not Like Everyone Else
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Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman

It’s not a con or a swindle, it’s all about putting on a show. And that’s what Hugh Jackman is going to do in the musically-inspired film The Greatest Showman, where he plays P.T. Barnum, the nearly down-and-out title character who not only finds fame in gathering extraordinary people to play at his show, but gives them a sense of hope as well. Of course, there are other subplots that will move the film.

Now Fox has released a brand new trailer that sheds some light on that sense of hope plus some of the other struggles that Barnum will have to go through to achieve his goal of giving his family everything they could have ever wanted. Check out the latest trailer here below.

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Disney’s Attempt To Buy 20th Century Fox Film & TV Could Have Repercussions For ‘The Defenders’
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Marvel's The Defenders

There appears to be more to Disney buying out 20th Century Fox film and TV divisions than just expanding on some properties. On the surface, it would make the studio larger while also limiting where filmmakers could make pitches. On the other hand it would allow Disney to have access to more Marvel titles and the original Star Wars films. The move would also allow Fox to put its focus on news and sports.

While that may have been the early details on the matter, there is word that Disney is making a move to buy a competition studio so that they can beat Netflix. More on the story below.

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‘The Post’ Trailer: First Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg Movie Collaboration
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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks In The Post

20th Century Fox has released a trailer for The Post, which is the first movie that Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg have worked on together.

The movie tells the story of the “Pentagon Papers,” which were classified documents journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times worked together to uncover and publish in 1971. The impressive cast also features Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods, and even a Mr. Show with Bob and David reunion with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross.

You can read more about The Post and watch the trailer below.

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Disney Interested In Buying 20th Century Fox Film and TV Divisions
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Walt Disney Studios logo

Disney has been acquiring some major properties in the past few years. They’ve purchased the rights to Pixar, which has given them not only a box office smash animation studio but an Academy Award-winning one as well. They’ve also purchased the rights to Marvel, which has led to the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Lucasfilm, their latest major acquisition, has already given way to two successful hits.

But now they are looking to make their biggest acquisition yet. According to a new report, Disney is looking into purchasing 20th Century Fox – which includes their film division and television division. This could be a huge game-changer for the entertainment industry as it shrinks the competition and also makes a studio much bigger. More on the story below.

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‘The New Mutants’ Trailer: These Mutants “Don’t Need No Thought Control”
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The New Mutants Maisie Williams

20th Century Fox has released the first frightful trailer for Josh Boone‘s The New Mutants. The film is an extension of the X-Men film universe and will center on a group of young mutants’ held in a secret facility fight to save themselves. The timing of the release seems very appropriate since it has been confirmed that New Mutants will be a horror film. So get those blankets ready to hide under because you are going to need it.

Check out the trailer here below.

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