Everyone can take a big sigh of relief. It looks like the Disney and Fox deal could still be happening. In the last couple of weeks all fans may have lost hope that we may never see the X-Men crossover with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, but according to Deadline, we may have some great news!
“Disney is progressing speedily toward that rumored acquisition of Fox. The version I heard has the Murdoch clan keeping possession of sports and news properties, and the rest of TV and the film studio going to Disney.”
This deal could happen sooner than we think. Marvel and Disney getting the rights back to some of their iconic characters would be a comic book fans dream, but there’s more than just the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. 20th Century Fox still holds the rights to the original Star Wars trilogy and the distribution rights to that. You’d have to be crazy to think that Disney wouldn’t want to capitalize on releasing the original trilogy to compliment the current saga. Or possibly Disney just may want to give what a lot of longtime Star Wars fans have been clamoring for, the original trilogies without the early 2000’s VFX that were added. We also know that Disney will be launching their own streaming service it’s possible they could dive deep into the Fox library.
There are a couple downsides if this deal were to go through also. One, we get fewer superhero movies a year. Without Fox putting out at least two X-Men films a year this could hurt the chances of us seeing mutants on the big screen for a while. Second, what would happen with all of the Rated-R X-Men related films that we’d be getting? Let’s be honest, we don’t think Deadpool could have worked if it were PG-13, and with talks of Logan being an Oscar contender, we may not get those types of superhero films. All in all, I’d love to see the X-Men and Fantastic Four come home where they belong, but let’s just keep our fingers crossed that we’d still see a couple of Rated-R mutants in the mix.
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