Disney and 21st Century Fox are now ONE. Now what?
This morning the Walt Disney Company officially acquired 21st Century Fox. I am ready to see what Disney will be doing now that they owns Pixar, LucasFilm, Marvel, many many more and now 21st Century Fox.
We first heard about this deal back in December 2017 with a multi-billion-dollar price tag, will see Disney absorb the 21st Century Fox movie and TV divisions. That includes film rights to the X-Men, Deadpool, and Fantastic Four, as well as the Avatar franchise from James Cameron, the specialty distributor Fox Searchlight (which released Oscar winners The Shape of Water and The Favourite), and TV hits like The X-Files and Empire.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox Corp., will remain its own thing as Fox News. As the big news of the merge was made public, former House Speaker Paul Ryan was appointed to the Fox Corp. board as one of its new members.
We are know traveling into the world of the unknown: Will some of the Fox-developed films and television projects now end up on Disney+? What will happen with X-Men? Will Deadpool join The Avengers in the MCU? Time will tell.
Ryan Reynolds had something to say about his character, Deadpool, joining the Avengers:
Feels like the first day of ‘Pool. pic.twitter.com/QVy8fCxgqr— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 19, 2019
[Source: ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY]