Marvel brings back the Fantastic Four

By Alex Wiggan Prepare to be excited. It’s official – The Fantastic Four are heading back to the pages of Marvel Comics! Yay! The FF will return in August via the pages of Fantastic Four issue #1 – and YES, it will be the original team of Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben. The comic is being written by Dan Slott, … Continue reading

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Fox is developing a Silver Surfer movie

By Alex Wiggan A Silver Surfer movie is in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Twentieth Century Fox is currently working on a solo Silver Surfer movie – despite an impending takeover from Disney. The movie is being written by comic book scribe, Brian K. Vaughn and is one of many Marvel movies in development with the studio. The project joins a long … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #93: What is going on with Fox’s Marvel movies & shows?

By Alex Wiggan **PLEASE NOTE: This post has been updated since it was originally written, due to recent scheduling developments at Fox. Hi heroes! At the end of last year, news broke that Disney is to buy the film and TV divisions of 21st Century Fox. Marvelites the world over (myself included) rejoiced at the prospect of seeing the X-Men … Continue reading

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It’s official: Disney and Fox make a deal – This is huge

It is official – Disney has settled a deal with 21st Century Fox worth $52 billion. According to io9, the deal – which has been discussed on numerous occasions on this very blog – means that The Walt Disney Company officially owns the movie rights to all 21st Century Fox’s titles. In layman terms: The X-Men, Fantastic Four, Alien, Predator … Continue reading

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Disney/Fox deal getting closer?

By Alex Wiggan Prepare yourselves Marvelites: A deal for The Walt Disney Company to acquire portions of 21st Century Fox could be finalised as early as next week. According to CNBC, talks between Disney and Fox are progressing well, with a deal likely to take place by the end of next week. I’ve previously discussed this proposed buy-out on the … Continue reading

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The Tuesday Talking Point #17 – Bonus Edition: Is a Disney-Fox buy out a good idea?

By Alex Wiggan Earlier this morning The Tuesday Talking Point posed a question about Stranger Things Season Two (check it out if you’ve not done so already). Now, The Tuesday Talking Point is back again, this time with a bonus edition to talk about the news surrounding the potential Disney-Fox buy out. Heck, there’s a lot to talk about this … Continue reading

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What a Disney-Fox buy out could mean for Marvel, Star Wars, Aliens and streaming

By Alex Wiggan A little earlier tonight, news broke that Disney is in talks to buy 21st Century Fox. According to reports, Fox and Marvel have been in discussions for a couple of weeks now and while talks aren’t ‘official’, there’s a strong possibility of a deal, as Fox moves away from entertainment in favour of news and sport. So, … Continue reading

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Disney to buy Fox?

By Alex Wiggan This is potentially huge news for comic book fans – Disney is reportedly in talks to buy 21st Century Fox. According to CNBC, Fox has been holding talks to sell most of its company to Disney. The sale would include various elements of Fox, but is unlikely to include news and sports. Of course, if this sale … Continue reading

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The Tuesday Talking Point #2: What should Marvel do with the Fantastic Four?

By Alex Wiggan Welcome to this week’s edition of The Tuesday Talking Point; today’s subject is the Fantastic Four. Or rather, the complete lack of Fantastic Four. If you’re a comic book fan, you’ll be more than familiar with today’s discussion, but for those who have just walked in, here’s a quick rundown. Published in 1961, Fantastic Four #1 is … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #39: SDCC Part One – Day One & Two

By Alex Wiggan Hi heroes! If you’ve been reading the blog over the past couple of days you will be more than aware that this weekend is a pretty big one for geekdom – it’s Comic-Con weekend! San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is currently taking place in the US – at the San Diego Convention Center – and as a result, … Continue reading

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