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this should answer a few questions bindy & the rest of us had 

 

WSJ: It’s Getting Awkward at Fox’s Movie Studio as Disney Deal Looms

 

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What's the worst that could happen? 

 

 

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But I am also looking forward to the movie where all of the characters get to have a fight.

 

 

 

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Thanks to Dark Phoenix bombing hard, Disney is now very hesitant about the films it inherited from the Fox deal

 

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Twentieth Century Fox received its first-quarter grades from the Walt Disney Co. last week, and in a public rebuke, the studio’s new corporate parent made it plain that it viewed the first few months as an ominous sign of trouble ahead.

In a sharp reprimand that left staffers at Fox reeling and worried about their already fragile job security, Disney chief executive Bob Iger declared on the company’s Aug. 6 quarterly earnings call that “the Fox studio performance … was well below where it had been and well below where we hoped it would be when we made the acquisition.” Iger’s tone was measured, but his message was clear: Shape up.

“I’ve never seen a public hanging like that,” remarks one prominent Hollywood producer.
Disney is optimistic that handing Fox superhero properties such as “Fantastic Four” and “X-Men” to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will improve the quality of these movies, but bumps must be smoothed over in that transition. The studio is unimpressed with “New Mutants,” an “X-Men” spinoff with a haunted-house vibe, and believes it has limited box office potential.

The studio is also grappling with how to fit the very R-rated Deadpool into its PG-13-rated Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The goal is to find a way for the character to move seamlessly between “Avengers” spinoffs and bloody, profane stand-alone adventures.

i don't think anyone expected big things out of dark phoenix (and new mutants, while the idea sounded interesting, never really struck me as a safe bet either), but if that pg13 deadpool was a dry run, they're gonna have some issues with this transition 

 

at least we're still getting legion season 3

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