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How Much Will BLACK PANTHER Set Up AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR?

How Much Will BLACK PANTHER Set Up AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR?

A new international trailer for Black Panther offered previously unseen footage, but as the last film before Infinity War how much will the movie stand on its own and how much will it set up Thanos’ big invasion? We discussed that on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back, along with the possibility of a Boba Fett Star Wars movie, and the latest on the likely DisneyFox mega-merger.

Host Jessica Chobot was joined today by Nerdist News writer Aliza Pearl, as well as producers Derek Johnson and Jesse Gill, and they started with their reactions to the latest fantastic trailer for Black Panther. Since it’s the final MCU movie until Infinity War though, how much do we think it will be its own self-contained story, and how much do we think Marvel will use it to set up their biggest Avengers team up ever? And since it’s based on source material from great writers like Chris Priest and Ta-Nehisi Coates, how excited are we to see it?

While The Last Jedi is opening this week (hooray!), there are reports the standalone Boba Fett anthology movie is moving forward, with legendary Star Wars figure Lawrence Kasdan producing and X-Men: Dark Phoenix‘s Simon Kinberg directing. Are we excited by this possibility, or is Boba Fett overrated? Would we rather see an Obi-Wan movie instead? What if Ewan McGregor isn’t involved? Or are we much more excited by Rian Johnson’s trilogy?

Finally, it sounds like that massive Disney-Fox merger will likely be announced on Thursday, but are we glad all these franchises will be owned by one studio? Are we happy Hugh Jackman says he won’t return as Wolverine after the send off he got in Logan? And since this deal would mean Disney owns the rights to Alien, does that mean Xenomorphs will technically be Disney princesses?

Don’t forget Nerdist News Talks Back airs live every weekday at 1:00 p.m. PT on our YouTube and Alpha channels, so tune in and get in on the conversation with us. We love discussing every big movie franchise with you, even the two or three Disney won’t own by Friday.

We still want to hear from you though, so talk back to us about today’s topics in the comments below.

Images: Marvel, 20th Century Fox

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