The hammer is still being dropped after Walt Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox. Once again, a nail is struck in another Boom! Studios project in development.
Variety reports that the live action adaptation of ‘Lumberjanes’ from Noelle Stevenson is no longer happening. This news comes not too long after the Mouse Guard movie was also dropped by Disney. So essentially, you could make the argument that two titles that would appeal to younger audiences have been removed from the schedule. What appears to be replacing (in my opinion) these titles are reboots of Fox classics like ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Night At The Museum’. So while the X-Men might finally be coming to the MCU, this is yet another project lost in the wave of this acquisition.
I’m not saying that Lumberjanes would have been a cinematic masterpiece. I also understand that Disney is a bit timid after some recent Fox movies have under-performed (I’m looking at you ‘Dark Phoenix’). What I’m saying is, replacing original contents with more reboots seems like the opposite of what we should want as fans. Then Disney will do what Disney does, find a way to make it work and make money. To me, this is still something we really need to keep an eye on going forward.
More on this coming up on Episode 278 of the podcast.
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