While reviews for Captain America: Civil War were not quite as unanimous as past entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there was one thing we could all agree on: Sony Pictures was very, very smart to let Marvel take a crack at shaping the next series of Spider-Man movies.
20th Century Fox
Yesterday, we learned that 20th Century Fox had worked out a new accord with Marvel permitting the studio to ferry one of its hottest properties into the lucrative land of milk and honey that is television. Fox has announced plans to develop two shows spun off from their X-Men franchise, one about an elite organization of mega-rich mutants called Hellfire and another about David Haller, a.k.a. the son of Charles Xavier, a.k.a. Legion. A new report from Den of Geek (still awaiting confirmation from Marvel) suggests that there may be an unknown flip side to this deal that would place The Fantastic Four, one of Marvel’s most iconic properties, back in their portfolio with another big-screen project to follow.
For anyone who remembers the days when just one Spider-Man movie seemed an impossible dream, it’s an astonishing representation of how comic book superheroes now dominate popular entertainment. ComicsAlliance’s own graphics maestro Dylan Todd put together a timeline that reveals what the next six years of superhero movies look like, with some dates and titles still to be announced. The graphic will be updated as new information is released.
Earlier this week we heard the exciting, if ambiguous news that the 'X-Men' franchise might spawn a live-action TV series with 20th Century Fox, with subsequent reports suggesting an 'X-Factor' team might take the lead instead. Now, a new investigation claims that the series might feature Evan Peters' 'Days of Future Past' Quicksilver, or potentially a female lead.
The superhero TV boom took off even more than expected in recent months, adding 'Supergirl' and 'Titans' series to the existing pantheon of 'Arrow,' 'The Flash,' 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'Daredevil,' 'Gotham' and 'Constantine,' and another major team may be joining the ranks. A new rumor suggests that the 'X-Men' universe will develop its own live-action TV series, but how might it fit into the franchise with 'Apocalypse' on the way?
A few weeks ago saw Warner Bros. unleashing its full docket of Comic-Con 2014 panels, but 20th Century Fox and the fine folk at FX are certainly no slouches. Find out what brings 'American Horror Story' to San Diego for the very first time, along with 'The Strain,' a crossover event between 'The Simpsons' and 'Family Guy,' the final ride for 'Sons of Anarchy' and many, many more at Comic-Con 2014!
While Universal has yet to make an official decision on the fate of 'Fast and Furious 7' in the wake of actor Paul Walker's tragic passing, 20th Century Fox has decided to move up its 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' into the same slot.
The 20th Century Fox panel for San Diego Comic-Con this week will bring out a couple big titles to rile up the crowds of fanboys, including 'The Wolverine,' 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' and perhaps even something on 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and this recently announced 'X-Force' movie. But one bit that still eludes us is a mysterious "surprise" the studio has teased will be announced during the panel, and now we might have the answer.
Yesterday brought the somewhat startling news that Bryan Singer intends on using the character Quicksilver in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and in fact cast Evan Peters for the role; a controversial decision, since Joss Whedon had already stated Quicksilver will be appearing in 'The Avengers 2.' So which franchise do you think will be a better fit for the speedy character?
When 20th Century Fox was founded in 1935 (the combination of Fox Films Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures) it's possible that the founders of the company may have joked that their name could become obsolete in sixty five years, but it seems unlikely they were thinking that far ahead. Now -- seventy-eight years later -- the company's name has been changed to reflect the times and updated to 21st Century Fox for everything but the movie side of their business.