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[UPDATE: THE DEAL IS DEAD] Our Wish List for This Potential 21st Century Fox/Disney Merger

It was just announced today that "21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney", which is news that anyone who's been waiting for X-Men (and Fantastic Four I guess) to revert to Disney which will allow for actual storylines with a full cast of X-Men characters. If this does go through there are few things we'd like to see happen.

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George R.R. Martin Shares His Adorable Childhood Marvel Geek Past In New Documentary

There's something special about watching geek heroes geeking out about the nerdy things they love. Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is a huge fan of Marvel comics, and he talks about his love, as well as shares a letter he had published in an issue of Fantastic Four back in the day in an upcoming History Channel documentary about comic book superheroes.

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That Fantastic Four Reboot Could Have Been Much More Interesting

We could have had it allllllll...

I know we don’t like to talk about last year’s Fantastic Four reboot (with good reason) but the original premise sounds so much better than what was released.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Had a Notably Terrible Second-Weekend Drop

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's ticket sales dropped by 68.4% this weekend, the fifth biggest second-weekend drop of any movie that's ever opened above $100 million. That's a worse second-weekend decrease even than Josh Trank's infamous Fantastic Four, which dropped by 68.2%, and about equal with Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch.

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Things We Saw Today: “Mighty Men of Marvel” Variant Covers Have Lots of Shirtlessness, So, Uh, There’s That

Apparently, these variant covers are partly inspired by other upcoming covers--but with a sexy twist, I guess? Either way, these are leaving comic book fans with some mostly mixed reactions. What are your thoughts on the "Mighty Men of Marvel" variant covers? In the case of Captain America, that's one oddly revealed nipple.

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Michael B. Jordan Talks Fantastic Four, Would Play Johnny Storm Again

Michael B. Jordan deserves so much for than another Fantastic Four movie--or at least, another Fantastic Four movie of the caliber we've come to expect from Fantastic Four movies. Still, the Creed star had nothing but tactful and gracious things to say when IGN asked him about Josh Trank's critically panned take on t

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Unused Fantastic Four Concept Art: Let Us Mourn What Might Have Been

In 2014, artist Dave Rapoza worked on some designs and concept art for the characters in Fantastic Four, the planned reboot of the franchise done by 20th Century Fox. Sadly, none of these designs ended up on screen.

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Jupiter Ascending, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Fantastic Four Earn Razzie Nominations

One of those things is infinitely superior to the others.

I will defend Jupiter Ascending till my dying breath, but yeah, the rest of the nominees for the 2016 Razzie Awards certainly seem deserving of some razzing.

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Michael B. Jordan Admits He Had to “Come To Terms With” Fantastic Four

It sounds like Jordan is choosing to focus on the positive in the lessons he's learned from working on Fantastic Four--which, sometimes, is all you can do when things don't turn out the way you originally hoped.

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Fantastic Four’s Honest Trailer Injects Jokes Into The Low-Energy Slog

Fantastic 4 must have been a pretty awkward and low-energy ride, because even the Honest Trailer seems tinged with a little sadness. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of zingers in here -- but the actors look so bored and disengaged throughout it all that even the funny voiceover can't quite save 'em.

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Fantastic Four 2 Quietly Removed From Fox’s Release Schedule

Apparently all the harsh reviews and criticisms surrounding Fantastic Four have taken their toll on Fox; they've pulled Fantastic Four 2 from their schedule.

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Trevor Noah and The Daily Show Skewer #BoycottStarWarsVII, Fear of Diversity in Media

"Science fiction is powerful because it imagines a future for all of us."

In a Daily Show segment yesterday, Trevor Noah addressed the new Star Wars trailer and #BoycottStarWarsVII, a hashtag with which many Twitter users are sincerely arguing that The Force Awakens promotes "white genocide" by starring people of color.

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Rumor Time: Fantastic Four Finally Coming to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

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Fantastic Four hasn't exactly been doing great things for 20th Century Fox, unlike their other superhero movie property you might have heard of. With Marvel swooping in to rescue Sony from Spider-Woes with their unstoppable MCU money machine, it comes as no surprise that we're now hearing they've extended a helpful hand to another floundering franchise they once licensed out.

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Let’s Look Back With Grim Sadness At Ill-Conceived Domestic Abuse Plotlines in Comics

The cringe-worthy page above comes courtesy of a piece over at Comic Book Resources today that describes Spider-Man's regrettable "Clone Saga" storyline written in 1995. In issue #266, Peter Parker accidentally hits Mary Jane while in the midst of a fight with his clone.

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Ryan Reynolds Talks Deadpool, Superhero Film Flops, and White Privilege in Hollywood

Much has been made of Steven Spielberg's suspicion that superhero movies are on their way out, and Ryan Reynolds recently used the topic as an opportunity to take aim at the entrenched sexism and racism in Hollywood — systemic issues from which the superhero genre is far from immune.

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Writer and Producer Simon Kinberg “Figuring Out” Fantastic Four Sequel

Can't stop, won't stop.

Last month, domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson said that although the studio was disappointed, Fox remains "committed to these characters" and that sequel they greenlit before the first Fantastic Four came out. Writer and producer Simon Kinberg shared a similar sentiment with MTV at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Tommy Wiseau Says It’s “Too Bad” He Wasn’t Tapped For the Fantastic Four Reboot

It really, really was.

Cult filmmaker and master of "is he joking or what" Tommy Wiseau recently told Milwaukee Magazine that he actually loved the first Fantastic Four film, but that the reboot could've used some help ... from him, of course.

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The Age of Misanthropic Villains- Why Do We Like Them?

"The status is not quo. The world is a mess and I just need to rule it"

There’s a lot to lament about Fantastic 4’s financial and critical failure but to my mind its greatest disappointment was easily its villain, Victor Von Doom (Toby Kebbell) simply because his character had the most wasted potential. Early on, Victor argues that, though inter-dimensional exploration may hold the key to saving humanity, maybe humanity doesn’t deserve to be saved. Maybe we, as a species, have done so much wrong that we deserve annihilation.

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Things We Saw Today: Who Wins in Princess Peach vs. Zelda?

Princess Peach goes up against Zelda in this sweet short film made by AndrewMFilms. Who do you think comes out victorious?

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Things We Saw Today: Cat Hospital Is the Soap Opera We All Need

Nurse Mittens, you homewrecker!

This video's great if only for the catastrophically terrible (read: great) puns that are littered throughout. Meow.

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