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Disney to buy Fox
« on: December 12, 2017, 11:01:08 pm »
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Variety reports that the deal between Disney and Fox will be announced on Thursday. 21st Century Fox will retain Fox News, the Fox broadcast network, and Fox Sports 1 while Disney will acquire Fox’s movie and TV studios. The deal is expected to cost Disney $60 billion.
http://www.slashfilm.com/disney-fox-acquisition/
$60bn equates to around £45bn/€51bn

Some of the potential properties include:
The X-Men films
Deadpool
Kingsman
The Fantastic Four
Avatar
The Simpsons
« Last Edit: December 12, 2017, 11:03:16 pm by Rocketeer »


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Re: Disney to buy Fox
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 11:16:43 pm »
So can we get the Fox fanfare at the start of future Star Wars movies? Its just not the same without them.

Hopefully they can use X-Men in the MCU but still allow some R rated movies to be released i.e. Deadpool, Logan

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Re: Disney to buy Fox
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 05:28:34 pm »
I don't think the fanfare will return. They want the Disney name to be associated with Star Wars more. However, they can re-release DVDs et al in thier original state, without removing the fanfare.

Depending on the deal, I'd imagine they will try and have Fox run as a separate entity - just like they have with their other aquisitions. ie. if it ain't broke, don't fix it.



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Re: Disney to buy Fox
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 05:53:26 pm »
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Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52.4bn
Walt Disney has agreed to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets for a total $52.4bn (£39bn).

The deal includes Fox's 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky, and the 20th Century Fox film studio, Disney announced.

Fox's remaining assets, including Fox News and Sports, will form a new company.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42353545


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