After an intense bidding war it looks like we finally know where the Fox assets are heading and it gives the fans a lot to be excited about. After Comcast tried to outbid Disney's original 52.4 billion offer with their own 65 billion dollar offer, Disney struck back with a 71.3 billion offer that proved too lucrative for Fox to pass up. Disney fighting for this deal makes a lot of sense considering all of the Marvel characters Fox had under its belt including the massively successful Deadpool franchise and X men. This also makes a lot of sense as Marvel has been very quite about where they are heading past Avengers 4 with their expanding universe and this has given them a lot more to play with. On top of that, Disney now owns the cable channels FX, and FXX, as well as everything excluding local Fox channels, Fox sports, and Fox news. This landmark franchise deal adds to the already impressive power under Disney's belt but we will have to wait and see how that will effect their release schedule, which is the under-performing Solo in theaters. All in all, this is great news for comic book fans so hopefully we will see some Xmen characters as well as a possibly well done version of Fantastic Four in the future.
If you're absolutely exhausted and still reeling from the dramatic ending of Avengers: Infinity War then fear not, Marvel is ready to bring you some laughs this summer with their next installment. Ant-man and the Wasp dropped a full length trailer showing off not just the new duo but some of our favorite side characters including fan favorite Luis played by Michael Peña. We also get some amazing shots of villain Ghost and some more stylish action sequences. This is also a relatively light year for Marvel, giving us just two films instead of the normal three so this will be the last one for awhile until Captain Marvel's release next March, 2019. Take a look at the new trailer below and get ready for the film when it launches July 6th, 2018.
As to not anger the Gods of cinema, I'm going to keep this post completely spoiler free and instead just highlight a few impressions I got from the film. First and foremost, the Russo brothers had a near impossible task. To not only join (nearly) every major hero in the current Marvel Universe but to walk this movie into a sequel while also preserving the forward trajectory of Marvels expanded Universe. This includes confirmed films like this summers Ant-Man 2 and Captain Marvel. The movie gets to the action and some surprising deaths pretty quickly and does a very good job of not slowing down too much. While there are multiple moments in the film featuring random pairings and first time introductions between multiple heroes, the action sequence are fantastic and the trailers don't even scratch the surface of some of the stuff we see. There is one specific scene between villain Thanos and (removed name because I don't want you to know what its coming) that features an absolutely incredible fight sequence. It is also no secret that when the movie screened earlier this week, twitter was ablaze with reactions praising the films ending and I have to say, it is far superior than what most comic book films accomplish as well as what a majority of Marvel films have pulled. Speaking of the mad titan himself, Brolin makes for an incredible and memorable villain, a far step above a majority of comic book antagonist. There are more than a few shocking moments and the film ends leaving you with a lot of questions, more importantly who is going to come back when Marvel is ready to move on to their next phase. All in all, Marvel has been on a steady uphill climb with their last few films, Guardians of the Galaxy 2,Thor: Ragnarok, and the box office shattering Black Panther and they are definitely in position for another hit. Make sure to catch Avengers: Infinity War in theaters now.
Cinemacon is going on this week in Las Vegas and with it, Sony has brought us the official trailer for the Venom film. We get to to see some snippets of action as well as Tom Hardy decked out in the symbiote outfit. Take a look at the trailer below and get ready for more news from Cinemacon this week.
Entertainment Weekly has let loose 15 new covers ahead of the April release for Avengers: Infinity War and you can see a lot of amazing details on our favorite heroes new suits of armor. Of them, the most surprising is Iron Man's new look in the Bleeding Edge armor. You can take a look at the massive amount of heroes assembled from Marvel films throughout the years as well as an interview with Robert Downey Jr on the EW website here. Avengers: Infinity War debuts April 27th, 2018.
It was no secret that the month of May was jam packed full of major studio releases, with Avenger: Infinity War, Deadpoool 2, and Solo all releasing within a matter of weeks of one another but it looks like Disney has made the right move with the latest Marvel film. It was announced today that the new release date for Infinity Wars has been moved up to April 27th, giving it one more full week for a box office run. This makes sense as Sueprhero films are also famously known to drop heavily in the following weeks after opening weekend (with exception of the historic box office run Black Panther is enjoying right now). All in all, the move if great, not just for the studio but for fans as well who are dying to see what might be the most dramatic and action packed Marvel film yet. So now we are just a little over 7 weeks away until what will be another of 2018's biggest releases. Are you excited for this move?
Can't wait for Deadpool 2? Well there's a brand new trailer to hold you over until it's 5/18 release date! Also, keep an eye out for some surprising new faces as well as a lot of jokes and some major DC shade.
It's almost insane to think about the amount of comic book films we have coming in the next few months but Sony's horror flick is getting it's rightful debut this October. Take a look at the first official poster for Venom starring Tom Hardy and be ready for the first official trailer debut to hit the internet tomorrow.
Out of the many Disney releases slated or 2018, one that's flying just under the radar has finally given us a first glimpse at our suited up heroes. Antman and the Wasp, Marvel's July blockbuster, will see both Scott and Hope side by side this time in their respective costumes. The first film directed by Peyton Reed in 2015 served as both an origin story for both characters, with the last appearance of Antman in Captain America: Civil War and since we've known for a long time that both characters were going to appear in the Inifity War, it will be interesting to see who they're up against. The first film was also one of the funniest Marvel has done thus far and I have no doubt in my mind the sequel will be packed with just as many actions and laughs. You can read here to learn a bit more about the film and get excited for it's release July 6th, 2018.
Let's break this down. Deadpool 2 has now been moved up from it's release date of June 1st to May 18th, which generally wouldn't be a bad thing if the R-rated comic film wasn't between Avengers 4 May 3rd release and Disney's Han Solo, scheduled to be released May 25th. While comic book films are known for having massive box office drops in their second week, this many big blockbuster films is bound to step on each others feet. On the other hand, the budget for Deadpool's sequel was said to not be "astronomically larger" than the first, meaning that even with their box office run cut at the ankles, they will probably still turn a nice profit. With all of this comes the news now that the Han Solo movie's release date could change, which might be ok considering we are due for our first teaser trailer (allegedly) this coming Monday. As for Channing Tatum's long time plagued Gambit solo film, not only has it lost it's director in Gore Verbinski but it was also pushed back to 2019. (Note: Verbinski is the third director to leave the film following both Doug Liman and Rupert Wyatt). The teen horror film New Mutants has moved from April to February 22nd of 2019, which is insane considering the film appeared to be done and would likely move into promotion phase soon. The other flip side is that Deadpool's release before Memorial Day weekend will likely result in a pretty nice box office run even if only for a few weeks before the release of other summer blockbusters like the Jurassic World sequel.