In what has surely become an even bigger catastrophe than previously expected, Gambit losing its director, Gore Verbinski has now created additional problems for the rest of the upcoming Fox mutant universe.
With no director, Gambit is leaving it’s Feb 14, 2019 date, paving the way for probably another 50 Shades sequel, and Deadpool is going to slide up from June 1st to May 18th, of this year. Gambit will fall four months back (for now,) to June 7th.
Here’s where it gets ridiculous: the much anticipated New Mutants film, originally expected to arrive on April 13 of this year all the way to February 22 of 2019! The obvious reason is that when it comes to showing year over year, having both New Mutants and Deadpool drop this year and only the Gambit disaster next year would cost everyone their jobs. This way, New Mutants will cushion the failure that follows and Deadpool can be the only kid on the sandbox this year (well, with Cable and Domino. And Negasonic – oh boy they are in trouble!)
Is Fox doomed? Should they cut their Gambit losses or is there hope? Tell us what you think!
As of this posting earlier it was learned that Bryan Singer will be removed as Executive Producer of the newly renewed Fox show “The Gifted”, it is now being reported that he will now be removed from FX’s Legion as well.
The news comes before work starts on season two but the twist here is that Singer is the one who asked to be removed. “Bryan asked to take his name off the show, so we have done that,” Legion creator/executive producer Noah Hawley said after a TCA panel for the series earlier today. It is said that Singer himself reached out to FX once a new wave of sexual misconduct and assault claims began to surface and he did not want to be a distraction to the production and success of the shows.
“Very early on in the conception of the show, I met him a couple of times,” Hawley explains. “He was interested in directing the pilot, but once I stepped in to direct, I haven’t spoken to him since that moment. Really, he was a name on the screen.” This may finally be the end of having Singer attached to the X-men franchise with these announcements and now Simon Kinsberg taking the reigns of X-men films.
Stand-up comics Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are recapping the best and the worst Marvel and DC television shows of 2017, on the Laugh Factory podcast network. Supergirl, Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, Powerless, Punisher, Iron Fist, Defenders, The Gifted, Legion, The Runaways, Inhumans and Agents of Shield. Fourteen shows, we watched every episode and we discuss and rank them all!
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As you can hear on our latest podcast, dropped this morning (go to the podcast tab on this site,) your Trusty Sidekicks told you that an announcement was likely coming this morning and this morning it did come! In a massive buyout, Disney and Fox have agreed on a $52 billion deal for the Mouse House to take over the reigns on the entire film rights of 21st Century.
If you’re somehow unfamiliar to what this means (and honestly, if you’re reading this, I’m sure you are not,) Fox has had control over a number of Marvel comic book characters for a very long time, with the most obvious being the X-Men and Fantastic Four. With Disney’s acquisition, the potential to either spin currently successful and/or promising franchises like Deadpool, Legion, The New Mutants and The Gifted, into the current Marvel universe somehow, or to retool them along with other franchises that could possibly benefit from the awfully successful Marvel Studios touch.
There are some potential hold-ups in this deal as it would be the largest movie studio merger of all-time, and a reduction from what was already only 6 major studios. Large media mergers are always a subject of FCC approval, and considering the current ruling delivered today on net neutrality, there’s no telling how something like this might go. We also discuss some additional difficulties that Marvel itself may have regarding some of it’s new properties, on our latest episode (#74,) however, just like you, we’re already imagining who will end up fighting who when the eventual Secret Wars crossover happens! Are you excited about the merger? Tell us what you think!
The mid-season finales are happening and comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill keep you on top of everything in the Marvel and DC universe, on the Laugh Factory Podcast network. This week we’ve got recaps of last week’s Supergirl, Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, Gifted, and Agents Of Shield, plus info on Justice League, shake ups at Warner Bros, and news on Shazam, Titans, Supergirl, Legends, the potential sale of Fox to Disney, Spider-Man 2, The Gifted, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Punisher, Inhumans, Venom, Silver & Black, Morbius, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
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In case you’ve forgotten, which, of course you haven’t – we get a new one of these every two years, whether they’re good or not – there is a new X-Men movie on the way. Despite the wealth of X-Men stories in the comics built around essentially the current team of cinematic characters, Simon Kinberg is going back to the Phoenix Saga to tell the story of Jean Grey and the X-Men in space, where they will face of with Jessica Chastain, this go-round.
Entertainment Weekly has a full story and pictures, explaining that Kinberg actually wrote the script for the previous cinematic attempt at telling the Dark Phoenix story, that one starring Famke Janssen as the titular hero gone nuclear. Bryan Singer, who was at the helm for the last two X-Men films, is sitting this one out as Kinberg takes over directing duties, and considering Singer’s recent issues and stories of previous problems coming to light, that may mean good things. Check out EW for the full breakdown, and check back with us for more breaking info across the Marvel and DC universes!
So much has happened since the last episode, and comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are here to get you caught up on all of it! This week, we recap LA Comic-Con, discuss the potential sale of Fox to Disney, recap Supergirl, The Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow and Arrow, plus get you casting, production and other info for Shazam, Justice League, Black Adam, Titans, Black Lightning, Gotham, New Warriors, Krypton, Venom, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Black Widow, The Avengers as well as wrapping up some post release Thor news, on the Laugh Factory podcast network!