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AlbertV

Disney and Fox Deal is done!

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It's been long rumored but this morning, the official announcement was made that Disney is paying out a whopping $52B to buy major assets of the 21st Century Fox Corporation and they include the following:

  • 20th Century Fox
  • 20th Century Fox Television
  • Fox Searchlight
  • Fox 2000
  • FX Networks
  • FX Productions
  • National Geographic Partners
  • Fox21
  • Fox Regional Sports Networks
  • Fox's stakes in Hulu, Star India, Endemol Shine Group and Sky

They do not own the following:

  • Fox News
  • The FOX network
  • FOX Sports

http://www.darkhorizons.com/its-official-disney-has-bought-fox/

Chairman Bob Iger was asked about some of Marvel's R-rated films, notably Deadpool 2. And this was his response:

“It (Deadpool) clearly has been and will be Marvel branded. But we think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like Deadpool, as long as we let the audiences know what’s coming, we think we can manage that fine.”

So it looks like Deadpool will get to keep his foul mouth...good news indeed on that front. This could also set up the likes of X-Men and Fantastic Four joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe down the road.

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Pinky- Geee brain what do you want to do tonight?.

Brain- The same thing we do everynight, try and take over the world.

There's also a rumour that Disney, are hoping to rival Netflix at some point. Which will give movie fans another online service to buy/pay for, if they want to see everything. With the rate their putting out Star Wars movie, they'll be able to offer a seperate Star Wars digital serice.

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The only good thing to this deal is this:

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Disney now also controls the full rights to all “Star Wars” films with the previously Fox-owned 1977 original likely to go back to Disney’s Lucasfilm – meaning theatrical re-releases and a potential home video version of the original theatrical cut.

The things that could go wrong are infinite including Disney going EA and butchering the franchises in the name of money.

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