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The Age of Media Corporation Mega-Mergers is Robbing Us of Bolder, Fresher Storytelling

Disney isn’t just the first studio to have five pictures cross a billion dollars at the box office in a single year and it isn’t just the biggest film studio right now. It’s the biggest film studio in the history of Hollywood. While investors are likely very pleased with this fact, the company’s series of monster mergers has set off a chain effect with other studios doing their own monster mergers in an effort to keep up. Read More >>

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Rob Liefeld Shares Some Cut Concept Art From the Deadpool Movie

The Deadpool movies have a lot of affection for Rob Liefeld’s X-Men-adjacent work, including not just Deadpool but a variety of other characters familiar to Liefeld’s readers, and even an ersatz X-Force team in Deadpool 2. Read More >>

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A Crazed Attempt to Discern the X-Men Movie Timeline in Its Entirety After Dark Phoenix

Nineteen years after it all began, and helped usher in the early waves of the superheroic cinema dominance we see today, Fox’s X-Men saga is at an end with the release of Dark Phoenix. It may have gone out in a damp squib rather than truly fiery flames, but it now means we have a complete, and utterly batshit, chain of events to break down. Read More >>

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Dark Phoenix’s Simon Kinberg Took Inspiration From Nolan’s Batman to Bring the X-Men Down to Earth

There’s an unsteady, chaotic energy coursing through much of Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix. It almost feels like an extension of the existential crisis its titular hero finds herself in as she becomes the most powerful mutant to ever walk the Earth. That feeling, according to Kinberg, was a wholly intentional part of his directorial debut. Read More >>

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Here’s What Could’ve Happened in an X-Men vs. Fantastic Four Movie

Earlier this decade, as Marvel Studios was building toward its own mega-movie crossover, Fox was doing the same thing. A new report claims the studio hired writers and even courted a director to make an X-Men vs. Fantastic Four crossover movie, and now details have emerged on what that might have looked like. Read More >>

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Simon Kinberg Likens Dark Phoenix’s Original Ending to Captain America: Civil War and Captain Marvel

While the cast of Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix has spoken about the similarities between the film’s original ending and the ending of another recent big superhero film – similarities that were so extensive they required the final X-Men installment to undergo extensive reshoots – everyone has been coy about what that other superhero film was, as well as how Dark Phoenix’s new ending sets it apart. Read More >>

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Ridley Scott Confirms New Alien Talks, Says the Series Needs to Evolve to Have a Future

Disney recently hinted that the company was looking into expanding the Alien franchise, after acquiring 20th Century Fox and all of its major properties. In a new interview, Alien director Ridley Scott has confirmed talks are underway but says the only way to keep the spaceship afloat is to evolve the franchise. Read More >>

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5 Things We’d Like to See From The Orville Season 3

There’s a lot going on in pop culture at the moment, but somehow we’re still thinking about The Orville’s thrilling season two finale. This weekend brought the very welcome news that The Orville has been renewed for a third season, so it's got us thinking about all the wonderful things that we'd like to see the series do. Some of these things are silly, but also somewhat serious – come on, you know as well as we do that a musical episode would be incredible. Read More >>

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It’s a Cold Day in Hell on The Walking Dead Season Finale

After last week’s excellent “The Calm Before,” you might expect the season nine finale, titled “The Storm,” to bring the storm. It does, in the form of a massive blizzard the likes of which we have never seen on the show, which puts everyone in danger. But compared to last week’s shocker, “The Storm” was a low-key but compelling check-in with the characters before season 10 — and another reminder of just how much the show has improved over this last year. Read More >>

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Last Night’s Walking Dead Was Shocking, Savage, and Utterly Spectacular

Guys, I haven’t been this stunned by an episode of The Walking Dead in so long. I mean, I was pleasantly surprised when a zombie knifed Jesus, I’ve enjoyed the wackiness of the Whisperers and the Highwaymen, and I’ve loved the bizarre way Rick was taken off the show. But last night’s episode was just fantastic — and it had an ending so shocking my jaw literally dropped. Read More >>

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The Disney-Fox Deal is Officially Complete

As of 12:02 a.m ET yesterday, the Walt Disney company officially took over the reins of much of 21st Century Fox, making the House of Mouse even more disconcertingly powerful than you can possibly imagine. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead’s Big Secret Has Been Revealed, and It’s Brilliant

Ever since the seven-or-so-year time jump earlier this season, viewers of the venerable zombie series have wondered what the hell happened between Rick’s departure and the present that led to the breakdown between the various communities and turned Michonne from someone trying to honor Carl’s vision of hope into a hardass willing to let anyone suffer as long as her own people are safe. Now we have the answer, and oh man. Oh man. Read More >>

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This Dark Phoenix Trailer Is Light Years Better Than the Last One

I didn’t love the last trailer for Dark Phoenix. It seemed busy for the sake of being busy. Shocking for the sake of being shocking. And it assumed everyone watching already knew what Jean Grey was about to go through when given this sinister new power. For me, it just didn’t work. If Fox had released this trailer, though, I would have been singing its praises. So now I’ll do just that. Read More >>