Disney buys some assets of 21st Century Fox?

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  1. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Collaboration

    ‘Star Wars’: Rian Johnson & ‘Game of Thrones’ Writers Working Together on the Next Decade of Films

    Kennedy said the creative braintrust will be mapping out a strategy, and central to that strategy are new film series from Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. We previously learned that Johnson was creating a new trilogy of Star Wars films focusing on new characters in a new setting, and Benioff and Weiss were separately hired to create their own new series of films. But Kennedy tells EW that Benioff and Weiss are actually working together with Johnson to plan out the future of the franchise:

    “As they finish Game of Thrones, they’re going to segue into Star Wars,” Kennedy said. “They’re working very closely with Rian.”
     
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  2. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    Thats good list of all movies I will purposely avoid.
     
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  3. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yikes....not exactly what Disney was hoping for when they acquired 20th Century Fox

    Disney Sets Course for Pared-Down 20th Century Fox Amid $170M Loss

    "The Fox studio performance...was well below where it had been and well below where we’d hoped it would be when we made the acquisition," Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger said during an earnings call, acknowledging that Fox leadership was in a difficult spot between the time the merger was announced in December 2017 and closed in late March 2019.

    Still, the public lashing couldn't have been easy to hear for Hollywood veteran Emma Watts, who is among a small cadre of Fox film executives who made the leap to Disney, and is the vice chairman of the 20th Century Fox label.

    Rumors have abounded in recent weeks that Watts was seeking employment elsewhere. However, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that she's striking a new contract with Disney and will keep overseeing the marquee Avatar, Planet of the Apes and Kingsman franchises, along with awards hopeful Ford v. Ferrari, set to hit theaters this fall, and Free Guy, a July 2020 comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, among other projects.

    Watts is also overseeing the next installment in the Murder on the Orient Express series and Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, set for release over Christmas 2020. (Fox's superhero properties, including Deadpool and X-Men, now go to Kevin Feige's Marvel.)

    In discussing the $170 million deficit with investors, Iger said that Disney Studios co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman are working with Watts to "consolidate and to cut back on the number of releases so as to focus on the kind of release that we hope would come out of that studio."
     
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  4. quicksrt

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    [/QUOTE]"In discussing the $170 million deficit with investors, Iger said that Disney Studios co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman are working with Watts to "consolidate and to cut back on the number of releases so as to focus on the kind of release that we hope would come out of that studio."[/QUOTE]
    In other words, we don't know what the hell to do, and we'll let know know when we figure this out.
     
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  5. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    TOO BAD!!!
     
  6. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Disney is in the driver's seat with major controlling interest in the industry.

    They don't have to rely on any one studio relearing many movies, the can cherry pick and decide who gets what released.

    They don't just have to sit back and let the individual studio's decide what they are going to throw against the wall and wait to see what sticks.
     
  7. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    I don’t think it’s that simple.
     
  8. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Disney
    MCU
    Black Widow/ 2020
    Hit/miss?
     
  9. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    I’m beginning to enjoy that it’s all about money, while the entertainment value is getting crappier & crappier.
     
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  10. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Don’t mind spending my money if the entertainment value merits it.
     
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  11. Ghostworld

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    Good. He needs to hook up with someone who can actually write.


    Glad to hear Disney lost so much money with dark Phoenix - hopefully they won’t be working too closely with Sophie Turner in the future
     
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  12. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    I haven’t seen that in quite a while.
     
  13. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Once Upon A Time In Hollywood?
     
  14. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Ah, nope.
     
  15. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    Every Other Day In Hollywood.
     
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  16. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    Or, as most people call it, evolution. Far too many worry about whether this executive or this actress is at fault for the poor creative climate that misunderestimates the whims of the public. Far too many look at missteps and cry wolf about their favorite franchise or name connected with the project. It's all about whether you learn from your mistakes and make changes accordingly.

    Just because a Captain America television movie from the 1970s sucks, this does not mean you are not going to get a good one sometime down the road...eventually. It just means the right franchise was under the wrong hands, and the chance you will never hear from that property again, is less likely than you won't hear from that producer again...unless of course the property was a duck named Howard, and Disney lawyers have jihad going to remove all opposing anthropomorphic duck imagery from modern civilization.

    These points are irrelevant and moot, of course, because most of you don't really have anything invested in the financial success of these properties, whether you bought several comic books (or signed press photos of Scarlett Johansson), or not. You don't own these trademarks, so even though your popcorn budget is at stake with every release, you don't really have any skin in this game.
     
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  17. Vahan

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    I hope Rupert Murdoch now has second thoughts about the sale.
     
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  18. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Not seen it.
     
  19. You gotta look outside Hollywood, my man. I (thankfully) can't remember the last time I spent money on Hollywood "entertainment". Sometimes it seems like these big studios just expect folks to hand over money, regardless of the effort they do (or most often don't) put into these (vanity) projects.
     
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  20. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    Another home alone remake ugh..
    Nobody cares about home alone ,
    it's part of early 90's which are gone
    fox tired with a couple remakes with different kid.
    Didn't work.
    Disney has bitten off more than it can chew.
    You watch as years pass.
     
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  21. Which is apparently more than they did for the current trilogy, as they've admitted to not even having an outline for this thing, and just making it all up on the fly, which is always a good idea for a property worth billions that you're betting all kinds of farms on...:rolleyes:
     
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  22. I'll never not be shocked at the audacity of having so many unmade films with release dates that don't even have titles or concepts yet. Not sure why anyone would expect quality out of these releases.
     
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  23. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  24. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    :biglaugh:
     
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  25. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Best post of the day!!!
     

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