A few weeks ago we learned that Disney Studio was looking to purchase 20th Century Fox. Those talks eventually died down and then it was reported that Sony Pictures was looking to get in on the action. It doesn’t seem like thing worked out with them or the other companies that were interesting in buying up Fox because now, according to Deadline, Disney and Fox are back in talks! There is also speculation that a deal is close to being made.
Disney is progressing speedily toward that rumored acquisition of Fox. The version I heard has the Murdoch clan keeping possession of sports and news properties, and the rest of TV and the film studio going to Disney. Radio silence right now from both studios, and given how Disney made the Marvel and Lucasfilm deals under the cone of silence, if this happens we’ll probably only know it when it’s announced.
So, there’s a chance that sometime in the near future the news will break that Disney has purchased Fox. What makes this news so exciting for us is that this means Marvel will actually regain control of the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters, which would be pretty amazing!
I just hope that Marvel and Disney allow some of these franchises to keep pushing the boundaries with their R-rated film content like Logan and Deadpool. It’d be a shame if we ended up getting a PG-13 X-Force film!
We’ll keep you updated on this news as it progresses. Do you hope that this deal actually goes through?