The merger between Disney and Fox has been on the minds of many a movie fan since it was first announced.
Would it affect movies that were currently in production? What would Disney ultimately do with the new properties they acquired (Deadpool and X-Men, especially)?
Many of these questions were answered this week during Disney and Fox's presentations at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Disney showed clips from upcoming films such as The Lion King, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, and the eagerly anticipated Avengers: Endgame.
A new "Special Look" Endgame trailer was uploaded to the Marvel Studios YouTube channel this week, if you're looking for something to get you through until the film's April 26 release date:
Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame | Special Look www.youtube.com
"Disney and Fox combined. I'm still getting my mind around all this and internalizing it."
"We are truly excited because we believe that together we will be more than the sum of our parts."
Horn also talked about the future of Deadpool, while Ryan Reynolds' school bus tweet showed on the screen behind him:
"You'll be seeing more of Deadpool in the years ahead."
Feels like the first day of ‘Pool. https://t.co/QVy8fCxgqr— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1553003327.0
Fans were excited to hear it!
"Disney Officially Confirms More #Deadpool!" This should come as no surprise to folks who have followed Iger's comm… https://t.co/y6zd7Ul8pu— Revenge of The Fans (@Revenge of The Fans)1554472827.0
Disney #CinemaCon roundup: Following the Fox acquisition, the studio said to expect "more Deadpool in the years ahe… https://t.co/t4xLlfpkRs— Rebecka Schumann (@Rebecka Schumann)1554343184.0
Disney Chairman Alan Horn confirms we will be seeing more Deadpool in the future during the Disney presentation at… https://t.co/oovmN6dLA6— Geek Vibes Nation (@Geek Vibes Nation)1554331426.0
@ErikDavis @XMenFilms Lord. I'm so happy for that decision. Ryan is amazing as Deadpool. Deadpool is funny, silly,… https://t.co/PQEApxPaER— Stéphane Riopel (@Stéphane Riopel)1554342872.0
It was confirmed that Dark Phoenix will be the "final chapter" of the X-Men films. Fox vice-chair Emma Watts commented on it during her presentation, calling it a:
"dramatic finale worthy of its predecessors Logan and Days of Future Past."
Meanwhile, superhero horror film The New Mutants has been confirmed for an upcoming 2019 theatrical release. Not much has been heard about the film since the merger was announced, so fans have been speculating about what would happen with it.
The trailer, seen below, was released back in October of 2017:
The New Mutants | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX www.youtube.com
"Who knows when the fuck that's gonna come out? ... Hopefully this interview will make everyone hurry up a little bit!"
After all that time with no news, fans were very happy to get confirmation that their wait would soon be over.
@NewMutantsUp I just want this film to get a proper release. Glad it seems to be happening. 👍— Steve Sellers (@Steve Sellers)1554336422.0
@NewMutantsUp !!!!!!! https://t.co/cHSKl2iE8T— CausticWhiteGay (@CausticWhiteGay)1554335843.0
@NewMutantsUp Not gonna lie, I want to cry I'm so ready for more footage— Erin C (@Erin C)1554338103.0
It looks like 2019 will be an exciting year for fans of Disney and Fox properties. The possibilities for beloved franchises (especially for potential crossovers) going forward are endless!