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Lionel Hutz
nickalexander01
Mar 4
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they pretty much backed the Star Wars universe into a corner in terms of storytelling as they ignored the wider universe entirely. Read more

Mar 3
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It would make a great promotional tie-in for Disney+ they could release around Love and Thunder’s release (a la the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special). Maybe make a series of shorts where the actors hilariously recreate important scenes involving Thor and Loki from various MCU movies.

Mar 3
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Unfortunately, Alamo Drafthouse filed Chapter 11 today and are conducting a bankruptcy sale to a venture capital firm. Although the Drafthouse’s founder is involved (and part of the new ownership group), there isn’t a good track record of businesses keeping their unique character/quality offerings after being acquired Read more

Mar 3
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Unfortunately, Alamo Drafthouse filed Chapter 11 today and are conducting a bankruptcy sale to a venture capital firm. Although the Drafthouse’s founder is involved (and part of the new ownership group), there isn’t a good track record of businesses keeping their unique character/quality offerings after being acquired Read more

Mar 3
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In fairness, its less about the relative size of the screens and more about the relative degree the screen fills one’s field of vision. I know plenty of people who prefer sitting in the back half of the movie theater, so the movie screen (significantly larger than all TVs) actually fills an equivalent (or smaller) Read more

Feb 26
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Definitely flashbacks, not another re-narration from a different perspective. Although the flashbacks won’t advance the plot forward, they will answer/explain a whole lot of questions that fans have been trying to figure out. So, in a way, they do move the story forward despite the plot itself not advancing. Read more

Feb 26
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In fairness, I think this analysis is better than what my namesake could do...unless it was plagiarized from the Blue-Haired Lawyer’s work.

Feb 26
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The Sony-Disney deal isn’t up. Two more MCU appearances for Spider-Man left. Tom is talking about his own contract to play Spider-Man, not Sony’s leaseback of the Spider-Man film rights to Disney/Marvel. They are two independent contracts. Read more

Feb 26
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They’re not doing anything in this situation. Tom’s comments are about his own contract to play Spider-Man, not the Sony-Disney deal, the current version of which hasn’t expired yet. Spider-Man still has 2 more appearances in MCU movies. Tom signed when he was a little known actor.  Now that his deal is up, he’s out Read more

Feb 26
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It’s more like Disney is the new landlord that bought the business from the old landlord subject to an existing lease with Sony (with indefinite term so long as Sony keeps using the property) and that Disney is also the sub-tenant for a portion of the leased premises due to Sony’s partial leaseback to Disney, a Read more

Feb 26
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It’s not a loophole. Marvel sold the movie rights to Sony for buttloads of money at a time when Marvel was hurting for cash (as it was emerging from bankruptcy). Had Marvel not sold Spider-Man’s film rights, they likely wouldn’t have emerged from bankruptcy and they wouldn’t be the company they are today.

Feb 26
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“I’ve enjoyed playing Spider-Man and would love to do more but feel good where the character is and have no problem walking away from it...unless you give me Iron Man amounts of money.” Seems like a fine good negotiating position to start at.

Feb 26
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You all are missing the mark about Tom’s comments. He’s talking about his contract being done, not the Sony-Disney deal being over. There are two contracts involved, (1) Tom’s contract to play Spider-Man and (2) the Sony-Disney deal that permits Spider-Man show up in MCU movies and for Marvel Studios to produce Sony Read more

Feb 25
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I’m not sure his comments mean they’re on the backburner. Despite his comments, I’m positive he knows approximately when (not the exact date, but generally) when these characters become available to Disney/Marvel, even if they don’t plan on using them. He’s just being coy. Read more

Feb 25
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Absolutely, this development may have been expedited by COVID, but it isn’t caused by COVID. We were already headed in this direction.

Feb 25
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No, not with movies already in production, because at the outset of their productions contracts were signed with various parties (distributors, actors, etc.) that would require a theatrical release (and likely an exclusively theatrical release). Read more

Feb 23
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In fairness to AT&T, the possible deal is for a substantial, but minority stake in DirectTV. So, at most, AT&T is selling <50%. So, if it were $15 million (I know its supposed to be billion, not million), AT&T would be losing at most <$24.5 billion on its $49 billion deal.

Feb 23
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Ah, I thought you meant references to other Marvel properties in WandaVision. I was scratching my head trying to think of any other than the X-Men Quicksilver. Read more