What a crazy couple of weeks! Not only was it revealed that Disney was in talks to buy 21st Century Fox but it was also announced that Rian Johnson would be heading up a whole new Star Wars trilogy, Brian Michael Bendis is moving to DC Comics and that Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings television series! That's a lot to unpack, luckily the ToB Crew is here to break it all down for you.
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- Disney was in talks to buy the film and television branch of 21st Century Fox. What does that mean for their Marvel properties?
- Check out Julian's blog post where he argues that this deal would actually be a BAD thing for the X-Men franchise.
- Disney also announced that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson will be spearheading a whole new trilogy in the Star Wars galaxy that will “focus on “new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.”
- Along with that announcement came news that Disney plans to create a live-action Star Wars television show for its upcoming online streaming service that launches in 2019.
- The Rock is rumoured to debut his Black Adam character in Suicide Squad 2 according to The Wrap.
- Mark Strong is up for the villain role in Shazam!
- 'Andi Mack' Star Asher Angel To Play Billy Batson
- The Budget for Justice League is rumoured to be at nearly $300 million according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
- Check out Julian's blog post where he explains why he's worried about Justice League.
- Sony is in the process of developing a movie based on the Spider-man villain Morbius: The living vampire according to THR.
- Thor Ragnarok remained at number one for the second week in a row at the box office.
- Check out this amazing video essay about Taika Waititi ability to master the happy/sad dynamic in his films.
- According to Variety, Amazon has ordered a multi-season commitment for a Lord of the Rings series, including a potential spin-off.
- 25th Anniversary of X-Men: The Animated Series
- After 18 years with Marvel, writer Brian Michael Bendis is moving to DC comics. He’s signed a “multiyear, multifaceted” exclusive deal with DC.
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