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Disney and 21st Century Fox Deal to Reportedly Close on Thursday

Well, it looks like the deal is actually going to happen.

According to a new report from CNBC, the deal for Disney to buy 21st Century Fox is all-but complete, and that the companies are set to announce the acquisition on Thursday.

This news comes just a day after Comcast, Disney's biggest competition in the race to acquire Fox, backed out of the running. Disney remains the only suitor for Fox, and the company is ready to move in.

Other CNBC sources say that the deal is to be an "All-stock" deal, just including the Fox stock shares rather than full cash assets.

This move would allow Disney to acquire the Fox studio, which produces its films and original television shows. Fox would keep all of its news and sports assets, as it would more in a more grounded direction going forward. The acquisition of the studio would include FX, National Geographic and Fox's stake in Hulu, in addition to its movie and TV studios.

Much of this deal revolves around Disney's ability to acquire Fox's Marvel properties. Disney already owns Marvel studios, and this would allow the company to use the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties that have belonged to Fox for some time.

http://comicbook.com/marvel/2017/12/12/disney-fox-deal-thursday/

My body is ready...



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Everyone is so focused on the Marvel properties that noone asks whether this deal includes The Simpsons or not. The ever expanding Disney strikes again.



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I'm glad we got Logan when we did. Wonder if it had come out under Disney.



Boo. Stop buying everything disney!



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Ka-pi96 said:
Boo. Stop buying everything disney!

As much as I'm NOT a fan of Disney, I'm a BIGGER fan of MARVEL.  Make it happen.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Boo. Stop buying everything disney!

Do you prefer fox trashing fantastic four and xmen ? 

 

OT : it sucks that this deal didnt hapen sooner, now its too late and we will get another turd of a xmen fox movie, they will ruin for a second time the phoenix saga...

Marvel justs needs to keep deadpool the way it is.



 

I sort of feel bad for Hugh Jackman since he said for a while that he would love to be in the avengers and such and now that Marvel is finally getting the X-men and F4 properties back to be in the MCU it's literally right after he finished playing wolverine in logan so he still never got to 



Ka-pi96 said:
Boo. Stop buying everything disney!

I trust Disney with stuff more than I do most other companies. Taking Fox's stuff should give them the film rights to the Riordanverse. I'd love to see an actual studio take a knack at them, perhaps for the streaming service. 



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ClassicGamingWizzz said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Boo. Stop buying everything disney!

Do you prefer fox trashing fantastic four and xmen ?

I generally hate super hero movies but enjoy Xmen. So no, I don't want Disney trashing that. I want Fox to keep making good Xmen movies like they have been. Couldn't care less for fantastic four, too generic boring superheroish for me, should fit right in with Disney's stuff though.



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Darwinianevolution said:
Everyone is so focused on the Marvel properties that noone asks whether this deal includes The Simpsons or not. The ever expanding Disney strikes again.

I was mainly thinking about Marvel myself, but now I'm really curious as to whether or not the Simpsons are included too!!