Thursday, December 14, 2017

Disney Buys Twenty-First Century Fox

Disney has purchased 21st Century Fox meaning among other things Disney will outright owe the Star Wars back catalogue and the X-Men and Fantastic Four will return to the Marvel and the MCU.

The Official statement is below:
BURBANK, Calif., and NEW YORK, New York, December 14, 2017—The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (“21st Century Fox” —NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for approximately $52.4 billion in stock (subject to adjustment). Building on Disney’s commitment to deliver the highest quality branded entertainment, the acquisition of these complementary assets would allow Disney to create more appealing content, build more direct relationships with consumers around the world and deliver a more compelling entertainment experience to consumers wherever and however they choose. Immediately prior to the acquisition, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company that will be spun off to its shareholders.
USA today have a very detailed breakdown on how it will effect TV/Film/News and sports!

Monday, December 11, 2017

'Jessica Jones' Season 2 Get A Date

A trailer and a date has been set for the second season of the Marvel Netflix show 'Jessica Jones.'

Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.

Jessica Jones Season 2 will be available for global streaming March 8, 2018!

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Trailer

First look at Spider-Man's first animated feature adventure 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,' is now below! Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman with a screenplay by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The features the voice talents of Shameik Moore voices Morales, starring alongside Liev Schreiber, Mahershala Ali, and Brian Tyree Henry.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' is scheduled for release on December 14, 2018.

'Ready Player One' Trailer

Following its comic con reveal here is the first trailer for 'Ready Player One.' Directed by Steven Spielberg the film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn and T.J. Miller , with Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger

The film is set for a March 30, 2018 release date.