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Reply #2275 on: September 11, 2019, 09:28:16 AM

Kate Bishop may be played by Hailee Steinfeld in Hawkeye series

So there will definitely be Kate Bishop in the Hawkeye TV series on Disney+ and it may be played by the girl from Bumblebee. I'm cool with this.

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Reply #2276 on: September 11, 2019, 12:46:23 PM

She'll always be the girl from True Grit to me.

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Reply #2277 on: September 27, 2019, 10:39:28 AM

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Reply #2278 on: September 27, 2019, 10:49:31 AM

Thank God for that. I enjoyed the Captain Marvel movie but I admit she's not super likeable. She'd be a good straight man for Spidey.
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Reply #2279 on: September 27, 2019, 12:24:42 PM


I'm not privy to any inside info but one has to believe the deal was way too profitable for both studios to not be continued.
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Reply #2280 on: September 27, 2019, 01:40:04 PM

It could also have been completely concocted for free publicity.
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Reply #2281 on: September 28, 2019, 07:56:24 AM

Not such that as it was a just a theatrical tough-guy negotiating tactic. They were always going to settle it, they just had to play a little public game of chicken first. (I particularly liked Sony re-starting the whole "we're going to make a movie with Aunt May and a movie about Madame Web and a movie about Frog Man and everything guys, hundreds of Spider-Man universe movies" schtick).
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Reply #2282 on: September 30, 2019, 07:49:23 PM

Not directly related, but Marvel is teaming up with Games Workshop to make some comics.

Random prediction- Disney uses the experience to decide if they are going to buy GW. I'm sure they have the money. They then make movies and eventually convert the failing Star Wars theme park into Warhammer 40K World.

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Reply #2283 on: October 01, 2019, 01:07:10 PM

I could see some Warhammer characters walking around Disneyland, sure.

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Reply #2284 on: October 01, 2019, 09:05:36 PM

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Reply #2285 on: October 02, 2019, 01:45:12 AM

Not directly related, but Marvel is teaming up with Games Workshop to make some comics.

Random prediction- Disney uses the experience to decide if they are going to buy GW. I'm sure they have the money. They then make movies and eventually convert the failing Star Wars theme park into Warhammer 40K World.
I cannot imagine a more mismatched set of IP's than that of Disney and GW.  I imagine this will remain strictly a Marvel/GW comic collaboration thing.

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Reply #2286 on: October 02, 2019, 03:31:06 AM

I'm sure Nurgle decay would be a really happy fit at the latest Disney parade too.  why so serious?

Someone at Disney might have confused WH and Warcraft and thinks they might be getting that license. Once they figure it out they could say "fuck it," chop off all the Chaos crap and just have it as Greenskins, Dwarves, puny 'umans and Elves bashing at one another. Hell they could even have the Lizardmen marching to the beat of Frogs, and with the Walking Dead they could get away with The Undead too. Sure, some people would bitch but no-one would really care.
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Reply #2287 on: October 02, 2019, 04:42:08 AM

The end of 40K ends with the end of Chaos. The 'Nids are still around as (can be made into) cute bugs, the Necron's are just robots, the Dark Elder get lost in the warp (and we just have space elves now) and the "corporate" culture of the Imperialiam is shown of as being a good and just thing with various Space Marine Primarachs fighting togehter and the old Chaos ex-Deamon Princes Primarchs run around with plots Cobra Commander would be proud of. Magnus gets a song about being a nerd and no one liking him.  There, Disney can now buy GW.

The Nostalgia chick just did a video on how Disney is all "woke". You can criticise, but not generalise. If there is money to be made, they can and will reform the 40K universe.

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Reply #2288 on: October 02, 2019, 09:43:34 AM

If there is money to be made, they can and will reform the 40K universe.

That's kind of the point, though. 40k, GW and Warhammer are all small fry compared to Disney money. The money to be made from a GW purchase won't even pay one of the main actors in an MCU film. Best case scenario is Disney does an animated 40k movie or something but full acquisition? I don't see how they could ever justify it. Of course, they could literally buy GW for money from their couch cushions so, who the fuck knows?

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Reply #2289 on: October 02, 2019, 10:26:38 AM

The end of 40K ends with the end of Chaos. The 'Nids are still around as (can be made into) cute bugs, the Necron's are just robots, the Dark Elder get lost in the warp (and we just have space elves now) and the "corporate" culture of the Imperialiam is shown of as being a good and just thing with various Space Marine Primarachs fighting togehter and the old Chaos ex-Deamon Princes Primarchs run around with plots Cobra Commander would be proud of. Magnus gets a song about being a nerd and no one liking him.  There, Disney can now buy GW.

The Nostalgia chick just did a video on how Disney is all "woke". You can criticise, but not generalise. If there is money to be made, they can and will reform the 40K universe.
Here's the problem.  That is a ton of effort to buy an IP and turn it into something completely different.  Why even bother?  WH40K and Fantasy alllllllll revolve around grimdark.  Every single aspect of every faction in all their worlds is a twisted grimdark version of usual tropes involving mass torture, death, and genocide.  You'd literally have to gut 80% of the content/story of all their works to reshape it to something Disney would touch as the specific target of an acquisition.  If they want generic fantasy it would be simpler for them to buy Blizzard.  BAM, all your generic Orcs, Elves, and Dwarfs you want with a vastly more famous IP.  Or buy the shambling remains of Bioware to get the Mass Effect IP if they want a more mass audience friendly and famous space IP.

There are just so many paths of least resistance to gaining more appropriate yet similar IP to what GW has.

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Reply #2290 on: October 02, 2019, 11:14:46 AM

GW might be getting a little attention because after decades of being pretty stagnant they have been actually growing market share and improving their stock profile because they've been shaking up changing the status quo of the lore and game itself. I can see that attracting attention and perhaps even getting some ambitious executives exploring collaboration, etc. but I cannot see GW being either a big enough market or the IP being in line with Disney to work synergistically.

I guess I could see it as an acquisition along purely, 'they're growing quickly right now, in 10 years if these trends continue GW will be the size of Marvel so let's buy it immediately! Step 3 profit.' but I don't think Disney as a corporate body is dumb enough to work this way.

Also the lonely nerd song would be Perturabo as he canonically plays miniatures wargames with his sons and moans about no one respecting him. He is a couple of lines away from blaming being single on there being too many Sisters of Battle featured in Imperial propaganda.

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Reply #2291 on: October 02, 2019, 07:32:49 PM

OTOH, Disney might just be developing a more adult set of offerings for Hulu, etc... under an adjusted label. These would be things to pair with the more violent Marvel stories.

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Reply #2292 on: October 02, 2019, 08:11:50 PM

Marvel is publishing multiple Conan comics a month and have him in an Avengers series. That doesn't mean that Disney is going to buy the REH estate. I could see some people on the comics publishing side of Marvel being into GW stuff enough to make a deal to do some comics, but I'd be surprised if anyone in a position of power at Disney has even heard of GW.
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Reply #2293 on: October 03, 2019, 04:23:26 AM

You'd literally have to gut 80% of the content/story of all their works to reshape it to something Disney would touch as the specific target of an acquisition. 

Well they do that NOW with all their fairy tale movies. Hell EA has a built a corporate empire by doing that.

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Reply #2294 on: October 03, 2019, 05:08:30 AM

In the original little Mermaid story, the Prince marries someone else, the Witch tells Ariel she has to kill him or die, Ariel tries and cant do it and Ariel kills herself. Twu wuv.

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Reply #2295 on: October 03, 2019, 06:36:51 PM

I don't think GW and Disney are an unthinkably bad fit.

Disney is all about rent seeking from IP.

Yes, they'd need to think about brand separation, but that isn't something new for them.

Reminder, Pulp Fiction is a Disney movie.

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Reply #2296 on: October 03, 2019, 06:52:53 PM

Pulp Fiction is a kid's cartoon compared to 40k.

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Reply #2297 on: October 04, 2019, 12:04:37 AM

I could see some Warhammer characters walking around Disneyland, sure.

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Reply #2298 on: October 15, 2019, 03:17:03 PM

Feige has been named Chief Creative Officer of Marvel

Among other things this now puts him in control of Marvel TV (which recently announced the cast of the supposedly upcoming Hulu series Helstrom). No mention has been made of Jeph Loeb in any of the articles I could find so it's not clear whether he'll be reporting to Feige or if he'll just be gone entirely.
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Reply #2299 on: October 15, 2019, 04:21:32 PM

He'll report to Feige assuming he stays:

https://twitter.com/JimViscardi/status/1184203170207223808
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Reply #2300 on: October 15, 2019, 06:26:19 PM

It's more evidence that they've finally kicked Perlmutter into a little corner where he can just quietly masturbate and not bother anyone.
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Reply #2301 on: October 15, 2019, 08:55:01 PM

So what you're saying is they put him in a Weinstein?  why so serious?

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