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X-Men vs. the Avengers and other movie crossovers we want from the Disney-Fox deal

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No wonder Mickey looks so happy he’s about to make all the money with that new Fox deal.

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Just when we thought Disney couldn’t dominate the box office any more completely, they went and picked up 20th Century Fox.

There’s every reason to fret about this latest turn of events. Will the Mouse House discourage Fox’s edgier projects? Might the decreased competition lead to ever-bigger, ever-blander movies? How much more power will Disney have to throw around the next time they pick a fight with the press?

But it’s a done deal. All we can do now is wait and hope for the best. And given that that’s where we’re at, we’ve got some ideas about how we’d like things to go.

Fox brings to Disney a whole new raft of IP just waiting to be milked. The Mouse House now gets all the upcoming Avatar and Alien sequels, and the opportunity to revive Die Hard. Beyond that, the possibilities are endless, at least in theory: Indiana Jones could hang out with John McClane! Buzz Lightyear could visit Pandora! The Kingsmen could enlist Captain Jack Sparrow!

With that in mind, here are some franchise-crossing outcomes we’d like to see.

The Avengers meet the X-Men

You know you want it.

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This is the biggie. This is the idea that had superhero movie fans salivating the moment the rumors began. And it’s one Disney will find impossible to resist forever.

Think of the audiences they can attract, the toys they can sell, the hype they can build, by bringing the X-Men and the Avengers into the same universe. Imagine Tony Stark butting heads with Charles Xavier, or Black Panther befriending Storm. Captain America will be able to say the word “mutant” without worrying his parent company will get sued. Scarlet Witch will get to meet the other Quicksilver.

… Which brings up another key point: Merging these universes, as fun as it is to think about, is going to be tricky. There are details that don’t really line up, like the dueling Quicksilvers. More generally, Disney-Marvel is extremely meticulous with its continuity; Fox-Marvel is not. Both approaches have their advantages and disadvantages.

Will Disney impose their strict standards on the X-Men? Or will the MCU leave them alone, and just wave away the discrepancies as “alternate reality” nonsense? (Hey, it works in the comics.)

The Fantastic Four hang out with the Incredibles

Then there’s the other crown jewel in Fox’s superhero stable – the Fantastic Four. If Disney does decide to fold the X-Men franchise into the MCU, they’ll probably do the same with the Fantastic Four. But who’s to say they need to stop at the MCU?

We’d love to see some more unexpected team-ups and rivalries out of this deal, even if they aren’t strictly MCU canon. How about introducing the Fantastic Four to another superpowered family unit?

Deadpool befriends Spider-Man

Could we see this on the big screen? Maybe! (But probably not.)

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The Fox deal has massive implications for the MCU, but it’s not the first time Disney’s managed to regain (some) control of a beloved comic book icon. The studio struck an unprecedented deal with Sony to share Spider-Man, which is how Peter Parker wound up in Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.

As a result, Spidey’s also in play when we’re imagining crossover possibilities – which, yes, means you could finally get the Deadpool / Spider-Man team-up of your dreams on the big screen.

Assuming, that is, that Disney’s okay with letting its teenage hero hang out with an R-rated mercenary. Which is a big if. Yeah, we wouldn’t count on this one.

Star Wars gets back its Fox fanfare

Okay, let’s move on from superheroes and into outer space.

Although Disney acquired Lucasfilm five years ago, there’s still a huge subset of fans who fell in love with Star Wars when it was still owned by 20th Century Fox – and who still feel a little weird about not hearing that famous fanfare before the opening scroll.

With this new deal, Disney could maybe right that wrong. But will they? It’s clear that scrapping the Fox fanfare hasn’t hurt Star Warsreputation with critics or its box office potential. Why fix what isn’t broken?

The Alien xenomorphs become Disney princesses

Look, we’re not saying that a princesses / xenomorphs crossover will actually happen. We’re just saying that it’s confirmed fact now that the xenomorphs are Disney princesses, per the flawless logic above.

(But for the record, in case anyone at Disney is listening: We would totally be into a princesses / xenomorphs crossover.)

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/12/14/disney-fox-deal-crossovers-marvel/

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‘Breaking Bad’ sequel movie reportedly coming to AMC, Netflix

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Aaron Paul may be reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman.

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“If the rumors are true, Breaking Bad is coming back with a sequel on Netflix and AMC.

A Breaking Bad movie starring Aaron Paul as Jesse will be coming to Netflix and AMC, according to unnamed sources cited by The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. This latest rumor follows up on the rumor previously reported by the same outlet that there’s a two-hour Breaking Bad movie in the works with the original show’s creator Vince Gilligan at the helm.

Aaron Paul will be reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman in the movie, THR reports. The movie will be a sequel to the events of Breaking Bad, which means it’s unlikely we’d see Walter White again, but perhaps some other familiar faces could pop up.

Last we saw Pinkman, he was escaping from a gang of Nazis headed up by Uncle Jack, who were holding him hostage as their own personal meth cook.

Back in November, Bryan Cranston (who played Walter White on the show) confirmed that a movie is in fact in the works on the Dan Patrick Show.

Interestingly, the sources said that Netflix would have first-run rights for the movie, but that it would still air on AMC later.

Gilligan, who sources say is writing and directing the Breaking Bad movie, will be working alongside Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul executive producers Melissa Bernstein and Mark Johnson.

It’s not a big surprise that there would be a direct follow-up to Breaking Bad, which won numerous awards and is heralded by many as one of the greatest shows in modern television, if not of all time. The prequel-ish show Better Call Saul has also received a ton of critical acclaim.

Neither Netflix nor AMC immediately responded to Mashable’s request for comment.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/breaking-bad-movie/

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‘Serenity’ is hiding a huge, relentlessly weird twist

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“Here’s the best spoiler-free description I can give you of Serenity: It’s Matthew McConaughey starring in a Nicolas Cage movie. Not a normal one either. We’re talking about one of those weird cult favorites, like The Wicker Man or 2018’s Mandy.

This isn’t a review of Serenity, nor is it any kind of critical look at the movie (though some of that might seep in since it’s hard to talk about Serenity without explaining how it lands). If you’re reading these words right now, it’s because you want to know what the big deal is with this bonkers assemblage of film frames. I’m going to tell you.

Here’s your one and only spoiler warning. I will say: Serenity probably shines the brightest when you see it spoiler-free. But I also understand that some people would rather know. So past this point, the resplendent absurdity of Serenity will be on naked display in all its terrible glory.

THE PLOT

Where to start? The movie bares its deeply weird tendencies slowly, so I’ll do the same. Serenity is about an obsessed fisherman with an implausible name, Baker Dill (McConaughey). Baker is a longtime resident of Plymouth, a Florida Keys fishing island that’s more Maui than Martha’s Vineyard (but everyone’s poor). He’s also a man on a mission………………………………………………………………..”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/serenity-movie-matthew-mcconnaughey-all-spoilers/

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The Curse Of La Llorona Is The Scariest Horror Movie Youll See This Spring

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 The Curse Of La Llorona Is The Scariest Horror Movie You’ll See This Spring

“The Curse of La Llorona is being released on April 19th. It tells the tale of ta legend from Mexican folklore.

According to the myth, La Llorona’s real name is Maria. She came from a poor village, but her beauty won the heart of a wealthy nobleman. They fell in love, got married, and had two baby boys.

However, the nobleman spent most of his time traveling. When he returned home, he paid less and less attention to Maria, slowly falling out of love with her.

One day, he brought a new, younger woman home and said goodbye to his children. Maria was devastated. In a blind rage, she took her children to the river and drowned them.

When she came to her senses, she regretted what she had done and searched the river for her two boys, but they could not be found. Not long after, Maria ended up dying on the river as well. However, she was not allowed to enter the afterlife until she found her children.

Now, La Llorona is stuck between the living and dead realms, weeping while she searches for her boys. She causes misfortune to everyone around her. If you hear her cries, you are meant to run the opposite way — especially if you are a young child. La Llorona kidnaps kids, mistaking them for her own, and drowns them in the river too……………………………………………………”

Read more: https://thoughtcatalog.com/holly-riordan/2019/01/the-curse-of-la-llorona-is-the-scariest-horror-movie-youll-see-this-spring

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