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    How Could Disney/Fox Merger Impact Marvel Movies?

    In case you somehow missed it, it's looking increasingly likely that Fox and Disney will be merging. Specifically, Fox will retain rights to its news, sports and television channels and such, but will be sending the movie making side of things off to the Mouse.

    That, of course, opens the door for the Marvel cinematic universes to finally come together. The ramifications of this are HUGE, to say the least.

    What are some of the more interesting things you guys could see coming from it?

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    Disney will own everything by 2020. They purchased the rights to my neighbor's cat last Tuesday.

    Seriously though. Wolverine vs. Hulk. Any other questions?
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    I guess the big issue potentially is that people have liked Marvel movies generally speaking, so unless the same people are left in charge there is always a risk involved.

    As for Wolverine vs Hulk, to the casual fan it's a meh unless you can sell it specifically.



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    ummm...How will they address the two Quicksilvers?

    The Disney one is dead, and the Fox one is alive.

    The Disney one was created, and the Fox one is Magneto's son.

    I do not read Marvel, only DC, so I do not know if Marvel has anything like the DC Multiverse. If they do, then there is the simplest easiest answer on how to merge the two vastly different groups of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.

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    Didn't they mash up Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic Four in the comics anyway?

    I don't think I saw the second lot of Fantastic Four stuff they did, just the first go around. What's the difference?



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    They'll probably reboot the X-Men/Fox side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime Time View Post
    Didn't they mash up Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic Four in the comics anyway?

    I don't think I saw the second lot of Fantastic Four stuff they did, just the first go around. What's the difference?
    The New FF movie from about a 1.5 years ago was the worst piece of shit ever. Do not even waste your time. Batman and Robin is much better than that god awful piece of dog shit.

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    Is that a good idea when the X-Men side was so well received?



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    Most of the Franchise was well received. Origins: Wolverine and Apocalypse were not.

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    Oh really? Knew about Wolverine but the other is news to me.



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    It did well enough at the Box Office because it was the sequel to DOFP, but it was terrible. Magneto was reduced to a sidekick/minion. The "new' mutants introduced had little character development, and they completely re-hashed the Quicksilver scene b/c that was the best part of DOFP. Apocalypse himself was not even an enduring or scary villain. He was rushed and boring. Apocalypse is the beginning of the mutants, and we got almost no backstory. He recruited the 4 Horsemen. Why? What were their purpose? Never really explained or delved into. The costume and look to Apocalypse was even bad. If any X-Men villain needed a great movie, it would be him. But they got nothing. Also the Wolverine cameo, was fun, but really messes with the continuity even further.

    Looking back on it now, it is extremely similar to the Tom Cruise awful piece of crap reboot of the Mummy even down to the discovery of the Mummy/Apocalypse.

    This movie seemed more like a set up for the Dark Phoenix saga, than the third movie of the trilogy.

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    Disney/Fox Merger

    The focus of the Disney/Fox merger has been mostly focused upon the Marvel flicks, as Disney now gains the rights to all the X flicks (including Deadpool) and the Fantastic 4, as well as any and all potential movies or franchises involving mutants, in general. That's pretty cool, and not surprising that its garnered most of the focus since those flicks are obvious fan favorites and massive cash cows.

    Being overlooked in the mix, though, is the fact that this merger (or, more appropriately, acquisition) gives Disney the rights to a metric fuckton of other awesome stuff. Stuff like:

    The Die Hard franchise
    The Planet of the Apes franchise
    The Alien franchise
    The Predator franchise
    The Taken franchise
    Every DreamWorks animated franchise
    The Night at the Museum franchise
    The Avatar franchise

    That's to name a few of the more notable ones. They also get the Independence Day flicks, the Kingsmen flicks, stuff like Mrs. Doubtfire and Fight Club and Edward Scissorhands, even potentially rebootable franchises like Home Alone.

    That's to say nothing of the fact that by acquiring Fox, Disney now owns the distribution rights to the original Star Wars, which they could technically rerelease in its original, unaltered state, as has been requested for years by fans.

    All this stuff listed barely scratches the surface, really. What do you guys think of this move? Will this be a bad or good thing for some of the more notable franchises of the last few years, like the Apes flicks? And why hasn't anyone mentioned the DreamWorks thing, which seems to treading somewhat close to monopoly-y?


    By the by, here's a link to the previously created thread specifically focused upon the Marvel aspect of the whole thing.

    How Could Disney/Fox Merger Impact Marvel Movies?

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    Can you imagine the Lucas tantrum if they rerelease the original, un-CGI'd Star Wars?



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    I'd say it's an almost certainty that they will. Disney knows nothing if not monetization and there's a very vocal market out there for such a rerelease.

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    Hey, I'd probably buy it if they did, and I am not even that bothered. Guaranteed profit.



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    My worry is more as it pertains to the Apes and Die Hard and Aliens and such franchises. I'm wondering whether they'll maintain the 20th Century Fox name and release more adult themed fare under that umbrella, or if they'll stick to releasing that sort of thing under the Touchstone label, or if they'll come up with something completely different.

    Also, if I'm Netflix right now, I'm officially worried. That Disney over the top service just gathered up a shitload of potential content.

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