Damn you Comcast!!!!

fucking Comcast has to be a pain in the ass and make a higher bid for Fox than Disney, and they are pushing to have shareholders vote on it before the scheduled vote on the Disney offer.

really hope Disney makes a counter offer so I’ll get to see the X-Men vs. Avengers movies in a few years!!!!! Think Comcast is more doing it for sports than the movie and television library/rights.

thoughts???

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  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    X-Men vs. Avengers? I'll leave this here:


  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    I'd prefer the vertical acquisition (Comcast) over the horizontal acquisition, or whatever the terminology is. Disney has too much. If you really want a certain kind of art, maybe we should look at copyright laws instead of hurting the competitive marketplace. This is the Disney that has been acting super screwy towards journalists and movie theaters lately.
    rhcoopken hale
  • Alkaid13Alkaid13 Georgia
    Yeah as much as I’d like all of Marvel in one place....at this rate Disney will kind of just own everything. 
  • Alkaid13Alkaid13 Georgia
    Although I don’t actually want Comcast to own it either so I kind of don’t care how this turns out. 
    JaimieT
  • Here I am hoping that Fox has the secrets to phone and internet connectivity so I don't have to deal with more Comcast outages. 
    anubus21
  • The day I escaped the evil clutches of Comcast was one of the happiest days off my life. Now when I get those promotional offers in the mail from them, I throw them away with glee. 


  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    KingKobra said:

    I was listening to my Disney World podcast this morning... they were discussing this bidding war. Apparently the CEOs of Comcast and Disney really don't like each other. So the podcaster suspects ego is especially involved with this.
    MattyWeaves
  • JaimieT said:
    KingKobra said:

    I was listening to my Disney World podcast this morning... they were discussing this bidding war. Apparently the CEOs of Comcast and Disney really don't like each other. So the podcaster suspects ego is especially involved with this.
    It wouldn’t surprise me. This last offer “supposedly” will be accepted as well. Kind of reminds me of Mr Robot 
    JaimieTanubus21
  • KingKobra said:
    JaimieT said:
    KingKobra said:

    I was listening to my Disney World podcast this morning... they were discussing this bidding war. Apparently the CEOs of Comcast and Disney really don't like each other. So the podcaster suspects ego is especially involved with this.
    It wouldn’t surprise me. This last offer “supposedly” will be accepted as well. Kind of reminds me of Mr Robot 
    Wait a second, which company is Evil Corp? or are they both????
    anubus21
  • KingKobra said:
    JaimieT said:
    KingKobra said:

    I was listening to my Disney World podcast this morning... they were discussing this bidding war. Apparently the CEOs of Comcast and Disney really don't like each other. So the podcaster suspects ego is especially involved with this.
    It wouldn’t surprise me. This last offer “supposedly” will be accepted as well. Kind of reminds me of Mr Robot 
    Wait a second, which company is Evil Corp? or are they both????
    Comcast obviously;) Whiterose is definitely Team Mouse. 
    letrbuck2006anubus21
  • rhcooprhcoop Knoxville, Tn
    I wish Disney would just rent the X-Men and FF like they do with Spider-Man.  That way everyone can have their cake and eat it too. 

    I have no love for Comcast, but Disney owns way too many things IMO and a lack of competition isn't a good thing for anyone. 
    JaimieT
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    JaimieT said:
    KingKobra said:

    I was listening to my Disney World podcast this morning... they were discussing this bidding war. Apparently the CEOs of Comcast and Disney really don't like each other. So the podcaster suspects ego is especially involved with this.
    You listen to a Disney World podcast? You're full of surprises, Jaimie... :)
  • JaimieT said:
    KingKobra said:

    I was listening to my Disney World podcast this morning... they were discussing this bidding war. Apparently the CEOs of Comcast and Disney really don't like each other. So the podcaster suspects ego is especially involved with this.
    You listen to a Disney World podcast? You're full of surprises, Jaimie... :)
    What’s the name of that podcast? Would love to give it a listen!
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    JaimieT said:
    KingKobra said:

    I was listening to my Disney World podcast this morning... they were discussing this bidding war. Apparently the CEOs of Comcast and Disney really don't like each other. So the podcaster suspects ego is especially involved with this.
    You listen to a Disney World podcast? You're full of surprises, Jaimie... :)

    Yeah I'm a Disney World travel agent in another life. It's like a sport to me.
    akritenbrink
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    edited June 21
    anubus21 said:
    JaimieT said:
    KingKobra said:

    I was listening to my Disney World podcast this morning... they were discussing this bidding war. Apparently the CEOs of Comcast and Disney really don't like each other. So the podcaster suspects ego is especially involved with this.
    You listen to a Disney World podcast? You're full of surprises, Jaimie... :)
    What’s the name of that podcast? Would love to give it a listen!

    The Dis Unplugged. They're on YouTube too... you can find topical content, not general discussion. And their forums are great at Disboards.com. I like them because they're not afraid to talk negative about the Mouse or the parks.
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    @anubus21 - Just saw the news. Happy?
  • JaimieT said:
    @anubus21 - Just saw the news. Happy?
    Indeed! I am a Disney nerd so I say the more they control the better haha
  • rhcooprhcoop Knoxville, Tn
    anubus21 said:
    JaimieT said:
    @anubus21 - Just saw the news. Happy?
    Indeed! I am a Disney nerd so I say the more they control the better haha
    Do you really want to see an Alien or Predator movie that has been turned into a joke a minute Guardians or ant-man movie?

    I can enjoy watching the silly MCU movies once, but I don't want all the different sci-fi or action movies homogenized like a lot (notice I said not all) of the Disney properties are. 

    I think one company having that many properties isn't a good thing.  Like I said, let them pony up and rent FF and X-men like they have with Spider-Man and let another company get the other properties.
  • rhcoop said:
    anubus21 said:
    JaimieT said:
    @anubus21 - Just saw the news. Happy?
    Indeed! I am a Disney nerd so I say the more they control the better haha
    Do you really want to see an Alien or Predator movie that has been turned into a joke a minute Guardians or ant-man movie?

    I can enjoy watching the silly MCU movies once, but I don't want all the different sci-fi or action movies homogenized like a lot (notice I said not all) of the Disney properties are. 

    I think one company having that many properties isn't a good thing.  Like I said, let them pony up and rent FF and X-men like they have with Spider-Man and let another company get the other properties.
    This train of thought is something I don’t get. Disney has plenty of history to show that they can do “dark” movies just as well. They hear Disney and all they can think of are the kids movies. They forget that Miramax was their “adult” brand and was not child friendly. I believe Dimension Films was also under Miramax. What will probably happen is that Fox will be under their own banner (something like Marvel and LucasArts). This will allow them to release films as they always have while allowing Disney to continue their family friendly themes. 
  • The only reason I'm happy is that Dr Doom existing in the MCU is a step closer. 

    Frankly, I'd be stunned if Disney didn't allow R Rated features to occur under the Fox banner. So stuff like Alien and Fox Searchlight movies I imagine are safe unless Disney is nuts. What I am concerned about is the X-men property. If this was 2010, I'd feel happier, but I'm worried we're going to lose the current direction of the X-men IP and get the assembly line, formulaic taste we've been getting with the MCU. I'm sure the MCU versions will be fine and be above average unlike Apocalypse, but I'm not so sure they'll reach the highs of Deadpool, Logan, Days of Future Past, or even Legion.
  • The only reason I'm happy is that Dr Doom existing in the MCU is a step closer. 

    Frankly, I'd be stunned if Disney didn't allow R Rated features to occur under the Fox banner. So stuff like Alien and Fox Searchlight movies I imagine are safe unless Disney is nuts. What I am concerned about is the X-men property. If this was 2010, I'd feel happier, but I'm worried we're going to lose the current direction of the X-men IP and get the assembly line, formulaic taste we've been getting with the MCU. I'm sure the MCU versions will be fine and be above average unlike Apocalypse, but I'm not so sure they'll reach the highs of Deadpool, Logan, Days of Future Past, or even Legion.
    The TV rights are different than the movie rights, so Legion is already co-produced by Marvel Television which is under the Mouse, so at least there we saw they were willing to let Noah Hawley and FX go off and make a great and weird mutant show. We'll see about the film stuff though ...
  • The only reason I'm happy is that Dr Doom existing in the MCU is a step closer. 

    Frankly, I'd be stunned if Disney didn't allow R Rated features to occur under the Fox banner. So stuff like Alien and Fox Searchlight movies I imagine are safe unless Disney is nuts. What I am concerned about is the X-men property. If this was 2010, I'd feel happier, but I'm worried we're going to lose the current direction of the X-men IP and get the assembly line, formulaic taste we've been getting with the MCU. I'm sure the MCU versions will be fine and be above average unlike Apocalypse, but I'm not so sure they'll reach the highs of Deadpool, Logan, Days of Future Past, or even Legion.
    I’m not sure I’d worry that much. If the story calls for something dark, I think that’s what they’ll give us. I’m not sure Disney is in the business of losing money ;) I’m sure we’ll get those popular versions that make gobs of money as well. I actually hope we just get more consistent X-Men movies. They have been the “red headed stepchild” of comics while doing well, they haven’t been “smashes” (Deadpool is top earner).  I’m just praying that they do the Dark Phoenix right. That was a fav of mine from the animated show. 
  • Comcast has pulled out of negotiations of Fox Studios and will focus on its aquisition of Britain’s Sky Network:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/18/comcast-drops-pursuit-of-its-bid-for-21st-century-fox-assets.html
    anubus21
  • Alkaid13Alkaid13 Georgia
    edited July 19
    Proving once again that WALL-E is a prophetic movie. 
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