BREAKING NEWS – There was a SDCC MCU supervillain surprise at this year’s comic-con when Kevin Feige announced the supervillain for the upcoming Avengers movie, The Kang Dynasty. In a departure from what many expected, Marvel are going with a different Kang. The Exec caught up with Kevin Feige after announcing the SDCC MCU supervillain surprise.
Kevin, That Sure Was A SDCC MCU Supervillain Surprise
I know, right! We thought we could really blow people away with that one. I was sat in a campaign meeting, deciding on where we would take our flagship franchise. We’d been snorting a few lines of Horse when it came to me. KANG!
Were All The Other Disney and Marvel Executives On Board?
Not right away. They got all excited, thinking it was gonna be the Kang The Conqueror story line. I had to calm them all down. So we all smoked some really good Super Skunk and listed to Tom Petty for an hour or so. Then, I laid it on them. We’re doing a Simpsons crossover movie, with Kang and Kodos finally making good on their threat to invade Earth. How awesome would that be?!
Just out Of Curiosity, How Did The Other Board Members React?
Their jaws hit the floor. I don’t think they could believe what they were hearing.
I Can Imagine.
They fucking loved it man. Just like they love every single one of my ideas. Like casting Edward Norton as The Hulk. They all loved that. And then they all loved it when I recast him. And like the time I put that shitty clause in Scarlett Johansson’s contract. They all thought that was great. The board especially loved it when I told them we were making an Eternals movie. Oh my, how they loved that. And they love this. Totally, totally in love with the idea. Totally. Yeah, totally.
Are You Sure This Is In Keeping With The Universe You’ve Spent Years Building?
Look, just shut up and have a line. You’ll come to see things my way. Everyone comes to see things my way, after enough of this shit.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe Will Never End. Ever.
HOLLYWOOD – In a deal worth $78 billion, media giants Disney have just bought Canadian actor Christopher Plummer.
Following the purchase of Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and now Fox, the Disney Company have just announced a $78 billion dollar deal to buy Sound of Music star Christopher Plummer. Media Analyst Dunque Screens told the Studio Exec:
This is a great deal for Disney. It looks like a lot of money but what Disney are getting is not just Mr. Plummer’s extensive back catalogue and his film work and TV work, they’re also getting the rights to whoever Mr. Plummer replaces in the next few years. And looking at the pace of the scandals currently sweeping Hollywood and the entertainment industry generally that could mean extensive acquisitions.
However, critics of the deal point to this widespread application of Christopher Plummer as a problem. Marquis Martinique underlined this danger:
When Disney got Marvel, they got Iron Man, Avengers and all those properties. With Star Wars, they get the films, but also the characters and the universe. And with Fox they get the Simpsons and the X-Men. Now, with Plummer, they get Kevin Spacey, Bryan Singer, Brett Ratner, Def Jam records, Matt Lauer, the documentaries of Morgan Sporlock and the entire back catalogue of Woody Allen and Roman Polanski as well as the Cosby Show.
The Monopolies and Mergers Commission will inspect the sale closely.
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HOLLYWOOD – Producers at Fox have announced that the latest season of The Simpsons is to feature the death of a major character and The Studio Exec can exclusively reveal who the character will be: Maggie Simpson.
Except for Maude Flanders, the longest running comedy series in American Television history has yet to kill off a major character but the bold move was announced by Matt Groening: ‘We meed to give the show some impetus. A change in direction.’
An insider later revealed the identity of the soon to be defunct character:
It’s Maggie. I know, I know. Sick right? Yeah, but Matt and James [L. Brooks] both felt the show had lost that edge. So what’s edgier, or for that matter funnier, than killing the baby? That was precisely how the idea was broached. Plus it’d be really ironic if her first words were also her last.
How she will die is a closely guarded secret with cast members sworn to secrecy. And although reaction across the internet hasn’t yet happened, it is likely to be vociferous, disproportionate and even skeptical.
The Simpsons: Season 25 is currently airing on Fox.