Jul
01
2018
2

Date critical for the survival of the MCU set for July 27th.

That being the date of a shareholders’ meeting:

21st Century Fox set July 27 as the new date for a special meeting of its stockholders to consider the sale of many of its film and television assets to The Walt Disney Co.  The Fox board today recommended that its shareholders vote in favor of the enhanced $71.3 billion offer from Disney, which [June 27th] won U.S. antitrust approval.

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Jun
21
2018
4

Disney makes Fox an offer it won’t refuse?

Maybe: “Walt Disney Co. raised its offer for 21st Century Fox Inc.’s entertainment assets to $71.3 billion, outbidding Comcast Corp. in a battle for one of the media industry’s biggest prizes.” Bloomberg also notes that “Disney also plans to take on about $13.8 billion of Fox’s net debt. That would lift the total transaction value above about $85 billion.”  Couple that with the suggestion that Disney may be clearing regulatory hurdles, and it looks like the Disney/Fox merger is a couple of steps closer.

Which leads to the important question: how long will it take for Marvel to create an ends credit scene for the next Avengers flick that looks like this?

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Jun
18
2018
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Miles Morales nod/hint in Spider-Man Homecoming.

Interesting: “Reddit user 1800DESOLATE spotted a Miles Morales nod during Spider-Man: Homecoming’s credits sequence. The specific frame for [Jon] Watts’ directorial credit features Spider-Man’s iconic mask in the background. But as it turns out, zooming out the screen’s perspective reveals Miles Morales’ black and red mask layered behind Peter Parker’s.” It could also be a photo negative, except that Morales’ uncle Aaron Davis (aka The Prowler) appeared in Spider-Man Homecoming.

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Jun
01
2018
6
May
04
2018
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Disney subsidiary compliments other Disney subsidiary over breaking record.

I’m not going to link to that ridiculous piece of marketing agitprop; suffice it to say that LucasFilms* sent a congratulatory note to Marvel Studios over Infinity War beating The Force Awakens for domestic gross.  As both are actually owned by, you, know, Disney and everything this is probably not exactly a spontaneous, gracious gesture. It’s certainly not really evocative of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg giving golf claps to each other. (more…)

May
03
2018
3

Tweet of the Day, This Is Why I Watch The MCU edition.

I love popcorn movies.

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May
01
2018
8

The new ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ trailer.

This is spin-off from Marvel/Disney dominating the cinematic world.

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Apr
30
2018
6
Apr
30
2018
4

Infinity War’s $258 million opening embarrassingly proves me wrong.

So, hey, I know nothing about predicting box office: “Infinity War posted the biggest Saturday and Sunday ever at the North American box office on its way to record-shattering $258 million weekend, according to final numbers. (That’s up from Sunday’s estimated $250 million.).”  As that first link shows, I was tentatively going ‘well, $220 million wouldn’t be too unusual.’  I absolutely did not think that it would hit $250 million, let along $258 million.

Also: dagnabbit, I absolutely should have done what other people did and made it a one-two double feature with Black Panther  (from second link): “Moviegoers created their own Black PantherInfinity War double feature over the weekend. While most films got pushed to the side by Infinity WarBlack Panther moved back up the chart in its 11th weekend from No. 8 to No. 5, something Disney didn’t even anticipate.” Why didn’t I think of that? — But I take some comfort in realizing that neither did Marvel/Disney. It’s nice to know that it wasn’t immediately obvious. I guess.

Moe Lane

Apr
27
2018
5

My mini-review of Avengers: Infinity War.

Short version:

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