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Brian Hague
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... Whereas Captain America and the Wasp are in the thick of the fight. Y'know, I don't think much of the Earth's chances if it all comes down to the two of them either, but at least they're doing something. Think small-time, you'll be small-time.

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I’m wondering how mutants are going to be introduced/ explained in the MCU since the Inhumans have been set up to be the mutants of the MCU. 
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... Whereas Captain America and the Wasp are in the thick of the fight. Y'know, I don't think much of the Earth's chances if it all comes down to the two of them either, but at least they're doing something. Think small-time, you'll be small-time.

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Tell me, if you were at a football game watching two highly trained teams going at it full force, would you rush out onto the field to help them?

The heroes involved in the fight with Galactus -- including Captain America and the Wasp -- had prior experience with cosmic menaces, as well as fighting in groups. Spider-Man and Daredevil did not.

It's all about context.

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Superbly explained, Mr. Byrne. It was not Captain America and the Wasp in the thick of that fight... it was THE AVENGERS.

In addition... Captain America because Captain America. There's a reason he leads the Avengers instead of Thor... power isn't everything.

And I wouldn't have been half surprised if Cap had been aware that Spider-Man and Daredevil were present, and would have called on them if necessary.
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I'm willing to go with that on the basis that stories that do not set well within a character's general tone should be ignored, but Spidey had fought alongside the Avengers and the Thing against Thanos and Daredevil had gone up against the Grandmaster with the Defenders to name but two examples. Spidey would later go on to beat down Firelord in a head-to-head match, so his contribution would not be inconsiderable in a match against a weakened Galactus.

What was done was within your rights as the author of the tale, but I was left then as I am now asking the characters, "Seriously, guys?"

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So, Disney now owns Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios. Are three feature animation studios too many or will Disney hang on to Blue Sky in addition to Disney Animation and Pixar? I read that Fox Animation was in a state of expansion, and recently signed a deal with the U.K.’s Locksmith Animation to create a second pipeline for animated films, in addition to Blue Sky.

Wonder that happens these upcoming films?

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Spidey had fought alongside the Avengers and the Thing against Thanos
I'm SO looking forward to Spider-Man freeing the Avengers by smashing through a machine with the weight of his body. 

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"Are three feature animation studios too many or will Disney hang on to Blue Sky in addition to Disney Animation and Pixar?"

If it's true that Disney bought Fox for the Fox catalog, then Disney will likely shut down / merge some Fox divisions. 
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Disney just outbid Comcast in the competition for control of FOX Entertainment (Fox Film & TV studios as well as cable networks such as FX, international assets including Star India and an additional 30% stake in Hulu).  They offered a combo of cash and stock equaling $71.3 billion topping Comcast's all-cash bid worth $65 billion.  

I'd be shocked if this doesn't seal the deal.  

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I'm guessing Comcast's second offer was the best they could do, and this will end the competition over who's buying Fox's assets.

It's still early to speculate on what they'll do with the X-Men or Fantastic Four, but... it's more likely today that that will be happening.
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  So..... the FF can show up in Avengers 4 to save the day?
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Matthew - DON'T TEASE!

Bad enough that I'm dreaming of Johnny Storm and Peter Parker hanging out together. Or the ultimate, that EVERYONE wants to see - the Hulk vs the Thing.

Hell, for that latter, I think it's sufficient reason for another Hulk movie.

As for how the FF get into the MCU - the aftermath of the Infinity War. Who cares about the origin AGAIN? Let's hit the ground running! A full fledged Fantastic Four movie with ALL story and enough history to establish the characters - but not repeating enough dreck to bog down the tale.
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I'm confused. I thought the deal was already sealed months ago. 
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Nope.  Comcast came in this spring with an all-cash bid higher than Disney's offer late last year, which was mostly stock.  Disney came back just today with a combo cash-stock bid that was higher than Comcast.  Shareholders were always going to vote on it in July, so no bid is final until then.
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The delay with the deal was due to everyone waiting to see what the result of the regulatory decision would be for the AT&T/Warner Bros. merger. If they had decided not to allow that merger to go through, the door would have been closed for a Fox buyout. However, since the AT&T/WB deal was finally approved, the path is clear for them to move forward. Now it's just a matter of deciding which bid to accept.
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AT&T/Warner is a vertical merger, in the same way that Comcast/Fox would be, merging distribution with content. Fox/Disney is a horizontal merger and has never had any real worries from an anti-trust regulatory angle (which is why Fox turned down Comcast's original offer, even though it was for more money than Disney's original offer).

The vote in July was intended to be on the previous Disney offer and that has now been postponed, so I've know idea when this will all be decided.

I won't be too surprised if Comcast come back with another offer, but...

Regardless of the AT&T/Warners case, a deal with Comcast would still face closer scrutiny by regulators than a deal with Disney. There might be more confidence that the DoJ would struggle to successfully win a case blocking the deal, but there are issues to be considered by Fox of how much cost and time might be lost in trawling through the courts, when they have a perfectly good deal with Disney on hand.




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Disney and Fox shareholders approve blockbuster $71-billion deal

The lightning-quick approval caps Murdoch’s decision in December to accept Disney’s $52-billion bid for Fox’s television and movie studio, cable television channels FX and National Geographic, Fox’s stake in streaming service Hulu, television operations in India and Fox’s 39% stake in London-based pay-TV company Sky.

But Murdoch has Comcast Chairman and Chief Executive Brian Roberts to thank for a more lucrative price. In early June, Comcast made its own $65-billion offer for the same Fox assets, which forced Iger to pony up $19 billion more than Disney’s initial bid to claim the prize.

The sale isn’t expected to be finalized until next year. Although the transaction has already received the blessing of President Trump’s Justice Department, the two companies still must obtain regulatory approvals from governments around the globe. Disney also has agreed to divest Fox’s 22 regional sports networks, including Prime Ticket and Fox Sports West in Los Angeles.
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If the deal is in place now, ratified by the shareholder vote, then there's nothing to prevent a post-credits teaser or headline on a newspaper asking WHAT ARE 'MUTANTS'? or WHERE IS THE FANTASTIC FOUR?

In fact, I expect some kind of teaser like that will be added in now.
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I wouldn't be surprised if "Phase 4" from Marvel Studios included the Fantastic Four or X-Men at some point, although I suspect the beginning of Phase 4 is already planned out.

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Coming Soon(?) to a Big Screen Near You:


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Nice art but the dialogue is... yeesh!
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With Disney having the X-Men, I'm excited that someday we might see a good X-Men vs Alpha Flight movie.
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Someone on another site tossed out Matt Smith a possible Reed Richards. Can't say I'm opposed to the idea. 
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