In what is easily the largest and most exciting piece of entertainment news, CNBC is reporting that Disney is in talks to buy most of 21st Century Fox, specifically the film and television divisions. The article claims that Fox is looking to sell a major chunk of the company to focus more on news and sports.
If this deal is completed and Disney buys the film and television branches from Fox, there could be a significant shake-up in the superhero genre. 21st Century Fox owns the rights to a bunch of Marvel characters, including the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool. By purchasing this piece of the company, Disney would be able to insert these characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While the idea might sound perfect for many fans, there is undoubtedly an equal amount that wants this deal to fall apart. In the past few years alone, Fox has made a name for itself by creating unique and diverse films, such as Logan and Deadpool. With Disney in charge, there’s no guarantee that these franchises would be able to continue, especially under an R-rating. In a perfect world, Disney would continue to cash in the money that R-rated movies like Deadpool deliver and find a way to integrate characters like the Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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