The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for December 13, 2017
Sources say Disney will announce their acquisition of 21st Century Fox Inc’s movie and TV studios later this week, likely tomorrow (Thursday). Disney would acquire networks including FX and National Geographic and would also double its ownership of Hulu to 60% after obtaining Fox’s stake and take control of the movie studio – – which means Marvel Studios would have the rights to the X-Men, Deadpool, and many others.
And sources say James Murdoch, who is the son of Robert would likely snag a top spot at Disney, and be in line to possibly succeed Bob Iger when he steps down as CEO of the company.
Last month, Trilogy Events Management co. and a group of dancers led by Paolo Angelo took over the Avenues Mall in Jacksonville, Florida, for an elaborate, Justice League-themed. The video above captured the moment.
Universal Pictures has set the release date for Detective Pikachu for May 10th, 2019. Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) are starring in the film, based on the gigantic phenomenon Pokemon. Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing.
Sylvester Stallone took to Instagram to share that he is turning over the directing reins for Creed 2 to Steven Caple Jr., who he says is more in tune with the current generation’s paradigm. “The character of Adonis Creed reflects this generation, and I believe it is important to have a director who is part of it, that is why I think we are lucky to have Stephen (sic) Caple Jr., a wonderful new talent, take over the directorial chores and make the story as relatable as possible… He and Michael B. Jordan will deliver a knockout!” he wrote.
Finally, below is music from Carl Grimes. Well, not the character of Carl (who, btw, should’ve stayed in the house..), but rather The Walking Dead actor Chandler Riggs. Under the name Eclipse, Chandler has been working on his dance music for over a year now, with this being one of his first major releases. Not usually the rock we enjoy, but it’s always interesting to see (or hear) what people do away from their day jobs. Take a listen: