As of Midnight Tonight, Disney Owns 21st Century Fox

As of midnight tonight, #Disney becomes the owner of #21stCenturyFox.

The deal (which was first announced in December 2017) will see Disney absorb the 21st Century Fox movie and TV divisions. That includes film rights to the #XMen, #Deadpool, and #FantasticFour, as well as James Cameron’s #Avatar franchise, the speciality distributor Fox Searchlight (which released Oscar winners “The Shape of Water” and “The Favorite”), and TV hits like #TheXFiles and “Empire”.

While the future of the #MarvelComics properties that 21st Century Fox had film rights to remains under, here is Ryan Reynolds view on the acquisition as he shared on Twitter:

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Deadpool Animated Series that was Under Development Canceled by Fox

Fox has canceled development of an adult #Deadpool animated series from Donald Glover & Steven Glover.

Intended to premiere on Fox’s network #FXX in 2018, the network released the following statement on Saturday, March 24, 2018:

“Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s Deadpool animated series. FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue.”

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Fox Moves Release Dates for “Deadpool 2”, “Gambit” & “The New Mutants”

Fox has moved the release dates of several movies. #Deadpool fans will be happy that “Deadpool 2” has moved up 2 weeks to May 18, 2018 from June 1, 2018. This places the movie 1 week ahead of “Solo: A #StarWars Story”.

The release date for #TheNewMutants has also been moved back by 10 months to Feb. 22, 2019 from April 13, 2018. #Gambit is also being moved back 4 months from Feb. 14, 2019 to June 7, 2019.

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T.J. Miller Not Expected to Be Recasted for “Deadpool 2” after Sexual Harassment Allegations

Following allegations that actor T.J. Miller sexually harassed a woman in college, he is not expected to be recasted for “#Deadpool 2″, which opens in theaters on June 1, 2018.

Neither actor Ryan Reynolds or director David Leitch have commented about the allegations that Miller has denied. Miller portrays the friend of Wade Wilson / Deadpool (played by Reynolds) named Weasel.

Miller was accused of sexual abuse by an anonymous woman who gave an interview to The Daily Beast that was published December 19.

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