Disney has recently been in talks with buying out a bulk of 21st Century Fox’s media assets, according to Newsarama. According to the article, the sale would include Fox Entertainment group. This is the portion of the company that owns 20th Century Fox, which currently has the rights to many different films. The interesting ones for Marvel fans? X-Men and the Fantastic Four franchises, of course.
Obviously, if the sale were to take place, then Disney would be able to control most of Marvel’s film rights. And, with acquiring the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, the two famous franchises would be brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Adding these two franchises to the collection of Avengers, Spider-Man(partially owned), and the Guardians of the Galaxy is an exciting idea to any Marvel and superhero fan!
However, it looks like talks could have already died. Bloomberg reports that both sides have already ceased. It appears that they could have talks resume in the future, but currently, they have already ended. But, when it comes to money, you never know how things will shake out. And, with both Fox and Disney’s stock market shares rising after this report, we will see what ends up happening. Stick around and see how all of this plays out in the future.
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