Maybe: “Walt Disney Co. raised its offer for 21st Century Fox Inc.’s entertainment assets to $71.3 billion, outbidding Comcast Corp. in a battle for one of the media industry’s biggest prizes.” Bloomberg also notes that “Disney also plans to take on about $13.8 billion of Fox’s net debt. That would lift the total transaction value above about $85 billion.” Couple that with the suggestion that Disney may be clearing regulatory hurdles, and it looks like the Disney/Fox merger is a couple of steps closer.
Which leads to the important question: how long will it take for Marvel to create an ends credit scene for the next Avengers flick that looks like this?
So, I know what the end-of-movie Easter Egg for Avengers 4 should be.
SCENE: A human spaceship approaching some interplanetary wreckage…
— Ogiel (Moe Lane) (@Ogiel23) April 24, 2018
PS: Because if this goes through, everything that Marvel/Disney thought that it would be doing with the next phase of the MCU* becomes irrelevant. Which is, I suspect, one reason why there’s not been too much about the next phase of the MCU. They’ve been keeping their options open.
*I will be honest: they should shut down the MCU after the final movies. Not because it was a failure, but because it was a success. From a production point of view, the MCU is an artistic masterpiece — and you don’t work on masterpieces forever. Eventually you have to sign the blessed thing and send it out to the museum.