Disney Will Still Make R-Rated Deadpool Movies After Buying The Franchise From Fox

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One of the franchises that Disney will get when its deal to buy the bulk of 20th Century Fox's assets is complete is the Deadpool series. Unlike a lot of Disney's programming, Deadpool is not family friendly--that's part of the appeal and what makes the series so refreshing and unique. But will the House of Mouse's acquisition of Deadpool change that? It sounds like no.

Disney chief Bob Iger said on an earnings call that he understands there is significant interest in the R-rated Deadpool movies, and he pledged that Disney will "continue in that business," and potentially even expand to do more.

"We do believe there is room for the Fox properties to exist without significant Disney influence over the nature of the content, meaning that we see that there is certainly popularity amongst Marvel fans for the R-rated Deadpool films, as a for instance," he said. "We're going to continue in that business, and there might be room for more of that."

Avengers: Endgame Is Going To Be A Very Long Movie

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It sounds like you'll want to be sure to use the bathroom before heading into the theatre to see Avengers: Endgame. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have reaffirmed that the current cut of the film is three hours long; the editing process isn't over yet, but it appears Endgame will end up being the longest Marvel movie ever.

Asked by Collider if Marvel and Disney are OK with Endgame running for as long as Titanic, the Russo brothers said Marvel/Disney are "down with what the best story is," even at three hours.

Endgame is so long because it's said to wrap up a story that started 22 movies ago. Not only that, but extra time is required for scenes to allow the film to deliver emotional resonance, they said.

ABC Boss Wants A "Lost" Reboot But It May Never Happen

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With this new era of reboot television, some might be wondering if one of the most famous modern TV shows, Lost, might be eyed for a revival someday. It may never return to screens, but ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke hopes it might someday.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association event recently, Burke said she dreams about Lost coming back to TV, but she stressed that no official conversations have taken place about it.

"It's literally at this point just what I dream about when I go to bed at night," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "I have not spoken to [executive producers] Carlton [Cuse] or J.J. [Abrams] or ABC Studios about it. But I do often get asked the question what show would I reboot and often my answer is Lost--sometimes Alias. Nothing to report yet. Maybe ever. But it would be a fun thing to have a conversation about."

The Division 2, Anthem Xbox One Bundles Announced

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The Division 2, Anthem Xbox One Bundles Announced

Microsoft has announced two more Xbox One bundles that join the already-massive array of hardware bundles that the company offers. As part of the Inside Xbox broadcast today, Microsoft announced that Anthem and The Division 2 are getting Xbox One bundles.

The Anthem Xbox One S bundle comes 1 TB white system, matching white controller, and a copy of Anthem's Legion of Dawn Edition. This includes armor packs, a weapon, and other bonuses. Also included in the package are one-month trials for EA Access, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Live Gold. The bundle arrives at retailers alongside Anthem on February 22; it's priced at $300 USD.

As for The Division 2, it's getting bundles for Xbox One X and Xbox One. The $500 USD Xbox One X edition comes with a 1 TB black console and a matching controller, as well as a copy of the game's standard edition. It also comes with a one-month trial for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. The $300 USD Xbox One edition comes with a 1 TB white system and a matching white controller, as well as a copy of the game's standard edition. It also includes one-month trials for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. Both go on sale March 16 alongside the game.

The Division 2, Anthem Getting Xbox One Bundles

about X hours ago from
The Division 2, Anthem Getting Xbox One Bundles

Microsoft has announced two more Xbox One bundles that join the already-massive array of hardware bundles that the company offers. As part of the Inside Xbox broadcast today, Microsoft announced that Anthem and The Division 2 are getting Xbox One bundles.

The Anthem Xbox One S bundle comes 1 TB white system, matching white controller, and a copy of Anthem's Legion of Dawn Edition. This includes armor packs, a weapon, and other bonuses. Also included in the package are one-month trials for EA Access, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Live Gold. The bundle arrives at retailers alongside Anthem on February 22; it's priced at $300 USD.

As for The Division 2, it's getting bundles for Xbox One X and Xbox One. The $500 USD Xbox One X edition comes with a 1 TB black console and a matching controller, as well as a copy of the game's standard edition. It also comes with a one-month trial for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. The $300 USD Xbox One edition comes with a 1 TB white system and a matching white controller, as well as a copy of the game's standard edition. It also includes one-month trials for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. Both go on sale March 16 alongside the game.

Super Mario 2 Headlines Free Nintendo Switch Online NES Games For February

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It's a new month, and that means Nintendo Switch Online subscribers are getting even more free classic NES games to play. Available from February 13 will be Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby's Adventure, Nintendo has announced.

These follow on from January's new additions, which included Zelda II: The Adventures of Link and Blaster Master in North America. Last month, players in Japan got a third game, Joy Mech Fight, but it's not immediately clear if there is a Japan-exclusive game this month.

The NES library for Switch Online subscribers launched with 20 big-name games, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Dr. Mario, Ice Climber, Metroid, and Donkey Kong. As you can tell from January and the titles coming in February, the catalog is adding some great games.

February's Free Nintendo Switch Online NES Games Revealed

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It's a new month, and that means Nintendo Switch Online subscribers are getting even more free classic NES games to play. Available from February 13 will be Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby's Adventure, Nintendo announced today.

These follow on from January's new additions, which included Zelda II: The Adventures of Link and Blaster Master in North America. Last month, players in Japan got a third game, Joy Mech Fight, but it's not immediately clear if there is a Japan-exclusive game this month.

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Captain Marvel Won't Come To Netflix, Nor Will Any 2019 Disney Movie After It

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Disney has announced that Captain Marvel, scheduled to premiere in theaters on March 8, will be the first of the company's films to not come to Netflix. Instead, sometime after exiting theaters, Captain Marvel will debut on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service.

According to Deadline, Disney CFO Christine McCarthy predicts the decision to keep Captain Marvel, and all other 2019 Disney movies, off of Netflix will cut the company's operating income for the year by about $150 million USD. "What we're basically trying to do here is invest in our future," Disney CEO Bob Iger said. "It's almost the equivalent of deploying capital to build out our theme parks. This is a bet on the future of this business."

No exact launch date has been confirmed for Disney+ as of yet, but the service is scheduled to release sometime in 2019. Disney+ will become the new streaming home for all of the company's existing movies and TV series, as well as the platform that hosts new content. Disney already has three new series scheduled for the service. All three will be live action, with one starring Tom Hiddleston reprising his MCU role of Loki, another focusing on Scarlet Witch and Vision, and the third acting as a prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that stars Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor.

Apex Legends's Wins Should Be A Lot Cooler

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Apex Legends's Wins Should Be A Lot Cooler

In battle royale games, winning is a pretty big deal. The very nature of the genre puts extreme emphasis on victory because it happens so rarely and is so tough to achieve. Winning requires being the last one standing of an often-huge number of players or teams, and it's possible to go a long time--maybe forever--without winning a match. So the fact that winning in battle royale games is often kind of boring is, really, pretty strange.

Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall-linked squad shooter, is only the latest game to suffer from dull wins. Surviving skirmishes with 19 other three-player teams earns you a big "Champion" sprawled across your screen, and other players see your squad's names and characters, but there's really not much else. You might get a little recognition later, if you're designated top-ranked champion squad in the next match, but Apex Legends' minor celebration for a hard-fought victory right now leaves something to be desired.