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  1. X-Men Movie Universe Updates

    New Mutants was only 3 months away from release, but now, Fox has officially pushed the film back into 2019.
  2. I'm a little torn on this. I love the idea of Pagano returning ... but with them looking at a new DC this quickly, that tells me it's basically guaranteed that Harbaugh is back next season.
  3. EA Killing Battlefront II

    Apple has changed their policy for posting games to their App Store. Companies must now be upfront and post the odds on any/all loot crates or similar randomized loot boxes. Similar to China's law.
  4. Star Wars: Episode VIII

    This is pretty spot on. I really want to go more in depth on this (i.e., rant lol), but I'm going to try and give it a couple more days in case anyone hasn't seen it. Suffice it to say, I did not like this film. The worst part of the film was when I walked out of the theater and thought, "Oh my God, this is the guy they just handed a new trilogy to ..."
  5. Star Wars: Episode VIII

    Taking the kids tomorrow when they get home from school. Can't wait!
  6. Justice League & Other DC News

    Looks like Warner Bros. will be restructuring DC Films. Brazil's Comic-Con was this past weekend and DC showed off a reworked list of upcoming films. Wonder Woman II Aquaman Flashpoint Justice League Dark Suicide Squad 2 Shazam Batgirl Green Lantern Corps The Batman Noticeably absent from that list: Man of Steel 2, Justice League 2, Black Adam (who was removed from the Shazam film and was supposed to get his own standalone) and Cyborg (who previously had a film slated for 2020). Justice League was originally supposed to be two films, much like the original plans for Avengers: Infinity War. If both the 2nd JL and Man of Steel films have been shelved, it may be awhile before we see Henry Cavill's Superman again. Beyond Flashpoint (and maybe, Shazam?), I don't think he really fits into any of these other movies.
  7. Sounds like the deal could be finalized and announced as early as Thursday. One fix to my previous post. Something I didn't realize is that FOX doesn't actually own the rights to Fantastic Four. They share the rights with another company, Constantin Films. FOX owns the distribution rights and Constantin owns the production rights. One thing to note is that it looks like Constantin may be making a push more towards it's sports business. If that happens, they may end up selling off their TV/movie side of the company. One thing I'm unsure about is whether they even have to do anything. I know the basics of the deal, but not the fine details or wording. If Constantin makes a FF movie, Disney still owns the distribution rights. Can't they just block it from release, eventually reverting control back to Disney/Marvel? Or is the fact that they made a FF movie enough for them to retain the rights? I'd love to hear from someone who knows more about this (or film rights, contracts, etc.).
  8. Sounds like this deal is fairly close and could be announced as early as next week. I've seen numbers ranging from $60 - $70 billion. The first thought of most people would be that Marvel is getting FF and the X-Men back, but the ramifications of this deal are a lot bigger than that. - (the obvious) FF, X-Men and all of their associated characters, villains and lore return to Marvel. Marvel Studios has been pretty tight lipped on what comes after phase 3 ends with Avengers: Infinity War. This could be a big reason why. This could potentially shake up Marvel's current movie schedule, the same way that Spider-Man: Homecoming did. It's why Thor: Ragnarok was pushed back into November and Inhumans was taken off of their slate entirely. - deal would not include Fox News Group, Fox Sports and Fox Broadcasting Company. - 21st Century Fox would retain its commercial broadcast network, Fox, but Disney would own the company that produces, co-produces or distributes many of the series that now air on Fox, including The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, The Gifted, The Exorcist and The Orville, as well as some shows that appear on other networks, such as NBC’s This Is Us, ABC’s Modern Family, and FX’s Legion, American Horror Story and American Crime Story (with FX Productions, also part of the sale). - Disney already owns a 30% stake in Hulu. This deal would give them another 30%, essentially giving them a controlling interest. - Disney/Marvel would own a piece of Batman. FOX currently owns the rights to the 1960's show as well as the current show, Gotham. - Disney would gain the rights to some pretty big film franchises like Alien, Avatar, Planet of the Apes, Night at the Museum, Taken, How to Train Your Dragon, Ice Age, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, The Croods, etc. - Disney would gain full distribution rights to the 1st six Star Wars films. - This deal could have a huge impact on Netflix. Disney is already preparing to pull all of their content off of Netflix after 2018. If this deal goes through, that could include all FOX content as well. - Disney is preparing to launch their own Netflix-type service in 2019. One of the biggest questions surrounding this is whether Disney has enough content to justify a paid streaming service to the average consumer (i.e., not just parents with elementary school kids). The TV and movie rights associated w/ this deal would be a huge boost to their service. It's worth noting, they've already said that their service will be "cheaper than Netflix". - This deal would already be a punch to the gut for Netflix. No idea how it would effect Hulu, considering the huge stake it would give Disney in that service. It would be a controlling interest ... but not full control. The Mouse doesn't like to share when it doesn't have to and with them preparing to launch their own service ...
  9. Death Stranding

    1st trailer 2nd trailer
  10. Death Stranding

    For those who haven't been following this game, it's the 1st game by Hideo Kojima since he left Konami. It stars Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen. Still no release date for the game, but they just released their 3rd trailer. Fair warning, it's a little long, about 9 minutes.
  11. EA Killing Battlefront II

    This is from last week, but I haven't had a chance to post it. EA Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen commenting on why EA went w/ a pay2win model instead of just selling cosmetics, like Overwatch. He essentially blames Disney and Star Wars canon. Interesting comments considering the LAST Battlefront they made had cosmetics in it. Also, the very same day he made these comments, someone datamining the PC version of the game found that there was already a full menu system in the game for cosmetics. Go figure. Jorgensen also had this to say about the future of micro transactions (MTX) at EA.
  12. EA Killing Battlefront II

    EA just started their (closed?) beta for UFC 3, which comes out in February, and it basically has the same system in place that Battlefront II and Need for Speed had. Good to see EA is listening to their customer base. lol warning: some language NSFW
  13. EA Killing Battlefront II

    Semi-old news, but EA's stock has dropped 8.5 percent since this debacle started. That's a little over $3 Billion in value.
  14. EA Killing Battlefront II

    They already had a similar, if not worse, system in the new Need for Speed that came out on Nov. 10th. It has a literal slot machine. lol I would say, prepare to be enraged when the next Battlefield comes out.