Disney Buys 20th Century Fox and 20th Century Fox Television

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It’s official! The Walt Disney Company has purchased 21st Century Fox, including the 20th Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses. The deal includes 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000, 20th Century Fox Television, FX Productions, Fox21, FX Networks, National Geographic Partners, Fox Sports Regional Networks, Fox Networks Group International, Star India and Fox’s interests in Hulu, Sky, and Endemol Shine Group.

The deal doesn’t include the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network. Those will be spun off into a newly-listed company.

It has also been revealed that The Walt Disney Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger has agreed to continue in the position through the end of calendar year 2021.

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Steven Spielberg Saved Gizmo From Becoming a Villain in GREMLINS


Gizmo was such a great lovable character in director Joe Dante‘s Gremlins. Everyone loves that character, but the original plan was to turn him into a villain in the film! Luckily producer Steven Spielberg stepped in to save Gizmo from his villainous fate.

During a recent Q&A with EW, Joe Dante talked about how the adorable Mogwai was originally supposed to turn into the leader of the gremlins. Here he explains how the change from villain to hero went down:

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Mark Hamill Says The Version of Luke Skywalker in THE LAST JEDI is “Not My Luke Skywalker”

It’s no secret that Mark Hamill wasn’t 100% satisfied with how Luke Skywalker was portrayed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. At one point he even said that he was insulted. Well, now that the movie has been released and people have seen it, he’s not changing his opinion. He still isn’t happy with how Luke Skywalker was portrayed in the movie and he even goes as far to say that “He’s not my Luke Skywalker.”

While doing an interview with JarJar Abrams, Hamill explained:

“I said to Rian, ‘Jedi’s don’t give up.’ I mean, even if he had a problem, he would maybe take a year to try and regroup. But if he made a mistake, he would try and right that wrong.”

He just doesn’t feel that Luke would have acted this way and I know a lot of Star Wars fans feel the same way. But, he goes on to say that he does understand that The Last Jedi wasn’t really a story about Luke Skywalker. It’s a story that focused more on a group of new characters and to tell that story, Luke needed to be something different than what Hamill had in his head. In the end, though, this isn’t his Luke Skywalker.

“This is the next generation of Star Wars, so I almost had to think of Luke as another character. Maybe he’s Jake Skywalker. He’s not my Luke Skywalker, but I had to do what Rian wanted me to do because it serves the story well.”

I’ve been seeing a lot of fans debating over Luke Skywalker’s portrayal in The Last Jedi. I have to say that I found it interesting that Hamill said Jedi don’t give up because they totally do! Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda both pretty much gave up and went into hiding just like Luke did. For years they really didn’t do that much to help combat the Dark Side. Yoda was also reluctant to train Luke like Luke was reluctant to train Rey. They just had different reasons. So, Hamill doesn’t really make the strongest argument.

Anyway, what do you think about Hamill’s comments on Luke Skywalker? Do you agree with him or not?

Ben Affleck Still Wants to Direct a Batman Movie!

It doesn’t sound like Ben Affleck wants to give up on Batman. in fact, during a recent interview, he talks about why he likes his version of Batman and says that he still wants to direct a Batman movie!

While talking to DailySabah about the character and his future with the DC film franchise, he said:

“I like this version of Batman a lot. It was a lot to carry around the danger of being angry and resentful of Superman the whole time, which led to a darker tone. And with this one, Batman is not a Joker and is not as funny, but is hilarious, as the straight man to Flash and other people. That’s a nice dynamic to get to play off of somebody and have a little bit more irony and have a little bit more self-awareness, a little bit more fun with the movie. That was great.”

He went on to talk about Bruce Wayn

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Watch The Awesome Construction of the Death Star in This Time-Lapse Video


We never saw the Empire build a Death Star from start to finish, just a finished product or an unfinished one. That hasn’t stopped Benjamin Botkin and his brother Issac Botkin from creating this fascinating video of how the Death Star may have been constructed had we seen the full process (thankfully we didn’t suffer through that).

The Botkin brothers have been kind enough to make this a time-lapse video so it only takes a couple minutes to see the construction of this battle station, but it is interesting to watch the order of things. Probably not how I would’ve envisioned it, but I’m not an engineer. I’d probably be wrong.

This video does make me sit in awe of the number of workers that would’ve been needed to construct such a machine. In my opinion, the real star of this short video is the original score that they composed for it. It feels Star Wars-y and sounds fantastic. Even if you don’t want to watch the construction, just listen to the music. Do you think this is how the Death Star would’ve been built?

Rian Johnson Explains Why Obi-Wan Kenobi Wasn’t in THE LAST JEDI and Says He Considered Using Lando


Over the past few days, I’ve been having a ton of conversations with people regarding Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Whether you loved it or hated it, the film has been a hot topic of conversation. During these conversations, there have been a few people who have had questions regarding Obi-Wan Kenobi and why he didn’t show up. Then some people have brought up old rumors regarding Lando Calrissian’s involvement.

It’s not a spoiler to tell you that these two characters are not in the movie, but I’m going to throw up a spoiler warner because some spoiler things are discussed.

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Rian Johnson Talks About The Surprise Return of A Popular Character in STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI


There are so many unexpected surprises in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and one of the biggest ones is the appearance of a certain character that almost nobody expected to even show up. While talking with writer/director Rian Johnson, /Film learned the story behind this very surprising moment.


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A VENOM Design Has Surfaced Rumored to Be Our First Look at Tom Hardy’s Symbiote Suit

The images you see below are rumored to give us our first glimpse at the design of Tom Hardy‘s CGI version of Venom in the upcoming movie that’s currently in development.

This venom creature design comes from artist Mikkel Frandsen and he recently shared the Symbiote sculpture on his website. It’s not confirmed that this is one of the designs he created for the film, but the artist does have a movie project listed for 2018 that isn’t specifically named. There’s a chance that it could be Venom!

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Paramount Dates Future Franchises For 2020 & 2021: ‘G.I. Joe’, ‘Micronauts’ & More

The long-awaited third G.I. Joe will march into multiplexes on March 27, 2020. Lorenzo di Bonaventura produced the last two movies G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation based off the Hasbro toyline/Marvel published Comic-Book which both grossed in total over $678M at the global box office.

The feature adaptation of late ’70s Mego/Takara toys spaceman line Micronauts will blast off on Oct. 16, 2020. The toyline was centered around robotic/human future men, and the playsets were elaborate with various easy-to-assemble parts.TRANS

Currently for 2020, both G.I. Joe and Micronauts are the only titles scheduled on their respective release dates.

Dungeons & Dragons will open on July 23, 2021. New Line made a go at a feature version of the popular 1970s/1980s role-playing game 17 years ago making only $33.8M. There was also a Saturday morning CBS animated TV series which ran for 27 episodes from 1983-1985. Currently, it’s the only title on the calendar on that date.

An untitled Hasbro film has also reserved Oct. 1, 2021 on the calendar. No other titles on that date.

The Badass Trailer For Marvel’s JESSICA JONES Season 2 Has Arrived!

Netflix has released the first trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2! They also announced that the 13-episode season will premiere on March 8th, 2018!

I loved the first season of this show and Season 2 looks like it might turn out even better. This is a great adrenaline-fueled first trailer and Season 2 looks awesome! In the trailer, Jessica even calls out Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben in an amusing way. She obviously just doesn’t give a crap about the whole “with great power comes great responsibility” advice. She just wants to beat the hell out of anyone that deserves it.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular new Marvel characters of the last decade, as she faces demons from within and without. In its first season.

New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why.

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