Hollywood news banter

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  • ‘Black Panther’ is here and it is huge. The newest Marvel movie, which makes history with its black director and almost all-black cast, is also being embraced by critics and crowds alike. It will break box office records and perhaps finally shatter the myth that movies with black casts can’t cross over to other audiences.
  • Another mega producer is jumping ship to Netflix. This time, Ryan Murphy is leaving his long-time home at Fox for a 5-year deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In this case, the move was no doubt spurred by Disney’s purchase of Fox. Post-merger, Murphy had questioned whether he would have to start making his material more family-friendly. Plus, the executives Murphy had grown to trust at Fox may no longer have jobs there in the future, giving him yet another reason to leave.




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