In a potential monster showbiz deal worth billions, Disney is in prelminary talks to purchase 21st Century Fox’s movie and TV studios, this would include cable channels like FX Network. The most alarming a part of this deal is that it could bring the Marvel superhero characters of X-Men currently owned by 21st Century Fox into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is maintained by Disney who has Marvel under their mousey umbrella. So the fan reaction at just idea of seeing X-Men teaming up with the Avengers has made comic book movie fans lose their minds.
It would be really odd to think the usually family-friendly Disney would also get FOX’s franchise animated shows like ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’ as well.
This potential arrangement would not give Disney control over the FOX national TV network, Fox News Channel, and local FOX affiliates like our local, WFLD. Considering that Disney already owns the national network ABC and America’s antitrust laws are pretty complicated so this could not be an easy to complete.
This could also see Disney acquire the rights to Deadpool and the Fantastic Four from the Marvel Comics.
I need Disney to finalize these talks so I can get the f4 and the X-Men standing alongside the Avengers and the Guardians.
— Sawblade (@UpstarChamback) November 6, 2017
The X-Men on their way back to Marvel after Disney purchased them from FOX’s clutches pic.twitter.com/26m9GQWzIR
— fka purple papi (@Thynative) November 6, 2017
And as with most things in the last few decades of entertainment, THE SIMPSONS DID IT! Yes, this potential deal was predicted on an episode of the FOX TV show.
With the possibility of 20th Century Fox being sold to Disney, let me be one of the first to point out the Simpsons predicted it: pic.twitter.com/U1uN5VjiEp
— Ryan W. Mead (@rwmead) November 6, 2017
CNBC broke the big bucks blockbuster story earlier today.
BREAKING: 21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney, sources say. https://t.co/zpWKPI1LWY
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) November 6, 2017