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DigiFluid
December 12th, 2017, 05:45 AM
To he officially announced on Thursday. (http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/movies/fox/53773/disney-and-fox-deal-set-to-be-announced-thursday)

I have no idea when Marvel will get around to announcing what they plan to do with this; I’m half expecting they’ll sit on it until they can make a “huge announcement!” at D23 next November.

Very exciting!

DigiFluid
December 12th, 2017, 05:53 AM
For the uninitiated, this is all a bit exciting for fans of the Marvel films because FOX currently owns the exclusive film rights to a sizeable number of Marvel Comics characters. Disney owning FOX Films means that the rights for these characters transfer to Disney, who is also the parent company for Marvel—enabling Marvel to incorporate these characters into their cinematic universe.

FOX and Marvel currently share the rights to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, which is why different versions of these characters were able to appear in both the X-Men films and the MCU movies.

But FOX, for many years, has also had exclusive rights to the Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, Dr Doom, Wolverine and all the X-Men, Cable, and Deadpool.

Platschu
December 12th, 2017, 01:07 PM
Since Thanos can rewrite time and history, it would be a perfect time to introduce them in phase 4. or simply Dr. Strange opens a portal from an other dimension to rescue them. :D

Black Panter comes next year and as far as I know he is the husband of Storm. I wish we could briefly see a cameo from Halle Berry (if they don't recast the character), but I know it won't happen. Maybe in Black Panter 2.

Spimman
December 13th, 2017, 07:41 AM
This could have a big impact on the comics as well, as the misfortunes of the X-Men and mutants in recent years has often been attributed to Marvel not wanting to prop up characters they don't have the film rights to.

Also, Wolverine in the next Avengers film? :cool:

DigiFluid
May 8th, 2018, 02:05 AM
Latest: Comcast is trying to swoop in and steal the deal from Disney (http://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/fox/273286/comcast-attempts-to-upend-disney-fox-deal-with-cash-bid).

DigiFluid
June 20th, 2018, 05:53 AM
New latest: Disney strikes back, offers new bid topping Comcast’s (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fox-m-a-disney/walt-disney-raises-bid-for-fox-assets-to-71-3-billion-tops-comcast-idUSKBN1JG1KY)

DigiFluid
June 27th, 2018, 09:20 AM
New new latest: U.S. gives Disney/FOX deal antitrust approval (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fox-m-a-disney/u-s-gives-disney-fox-deal-antitrust-approval-idUSKBN1JN2C2)

DigiFluid
July 19th, 2018, 04:59 AM
New new new latest: Comcast drops out of FOX bidding war, leaving Disney’s offer uncontested. (https://apnews.com/a1822d6bbd97449f85f2ee6e97c6a1ac)

Looney
July 19th, 2018, 05:39 PM
New new new latest: Comcast drops out of FOX bidding war, leaving Disney’s offer uncontested. (https://apnews.com/a1822d6bbd97449f85f2ee6e97c6a1ac)

I wonder what it will mean. I mean I love what Disney has done recently, but I fear for a future where one company controls everything. :jonas07:

DigiFluid
July 27th, 2018, 08:15 AM
New new new new latest: Shareholders hold vote, approve Disney’s offer (https://apnews.com/89802c19dc6740ad87c31628ab6457a2)

DigiFluid
July 27th, 2018, 08:16 AM
I wonder what it will mean. I mean I love what Disney has done recently, but I fear for a future where one company controls everything. :jonas07:

Yeah, I understand your concern. I get it. But I’m going to take a few moments (years) to be selfish here and dream of a unified Marvel movie universe :D

DigiFluid
December 27th, 2018, 10:15 AM
Kevin Feige confirms (https://comicbook.com/marvel/2018/12/27/mcu-xmen-fantastic-four-movies-next-six-months-kevin-feige/) that in the next six months, Marvel Studios will start working on how to bring the X-Men and the Fantastic Four into the MCU!

DigiFluid
March 19th, 2019, 06:10 AM
Disney’s acquisition of FOX has been finalized, will come into effect tomorrow:

https://www.21cf.com/news/21st-century-fox/2019/21st-century-fox-announces-completion-of-distribution-in-connection-with-disney-acquisition/