Disney Drops Fox Name, Rebrands 20th Century Studios & Searchlight Studios

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Disney has officially dropped the Fox name from the film division assets it acquired from the 21st Century Fox.

Variety reports The Walt Disney Company has officially rebranded 20th Century Fox as 20th Century Studios while Fox Searchlight Pictures will not become Searchlight Pictures. On the television side, no final decisions have been made regarding new names of 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios. According to a source for the outlet, a consensus has not been reached about a possible name change.

Disney’s phasing out of the Fox name is already underway, with email addresses for Searchlight staff being changed from a fox.com address to a searchlightpictures.com address. Furthermore, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell’s next film Downhill will be the first Searchlight production to be released with the new logo, with the poster for the movie including a credit that reads, “Searchlight Pictures Presents.” Meanwhile, the upcoming family film titled Call of the Wild will be released under the 20th Century Studios banner.

According to the outlet, Disney won’t dramatically alter the 20th Century and Searchlight logos aside from removing the Fox name. Therefore, the iconic monolith, klieg lights, and triumphant music will still remain.

While Disney had acquired the 20th Century Fox film and TV studios from 21st Century Fox, the purchase did not include the Fox broadcast network or Fox News. Those entities remained a part of Fox Corp. under CEO Lachlan Murdoch, who had no reason to rebrand the company’s name. With the Fox name commonly associated with the CEO and the controversial right-wing news network, insiders have described Disney’s rebranding of the film and television divisions as ‘inevitable,’ with one insider telling Variety, “I think the Fox name means Murdoch, and that is toxic.”

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Disney and rebranded Fox divisions as it develops!

Source: Variety

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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