Disney makes Fox an offer it won’t refuse?

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?

Moe Lane

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.

4 thoughts on “Disney makes Fox an offer it won’t refuse?”

  1. “Captain Marvel” and “Avenger: Infinity Gauntlet” (let’s stop being coy about the name) will be the true test. So far, they haven’t gone complete BS on the SJW nonsense. If they can avoid being “The Last Jedi” stupid with this movie and Captain Marvel, then Gauntlet will make War look like a flop.

    1. True. Fortunately, they’ve thus far shown a remarkably sensible disinclination to mess with the magic spell that is pouring money into their vaults almost faster than they can bundle it up and send it to the banks. They can f*ck it all up *after* 2019, just as long as I get what I want now.

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