About a month ago, we learned that Disney has successfully purchased a large majority of 21st Century Fox. In their press release, its stated that the deal includes 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000, 20th Century Fox Television, FX Productions, Fox21, FX Networks, National Geographic Partners, Fox Sports Regional Networks, Fox Networks Group International, Star India and Fox’s interests in Hulu, Sky, and Endemol Shine Group.
Most fans begin salivating at the prospect of seeing the likes of X-Men and Fantastic Four in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while some fans, like our resident film critic here at Hype, broke down why it would have been bad for consumers if the X-Men and Deadpool jumped ship to Disney. Love it or hate it, it seemed like the deal between Disney and Fox had already gone through.
However, in an interesting twist of events, CNBC is reporting that Comcast may make a last minute bid on the studio. Apparently, a move like this isn’t outside the realm of possibility considering Disney doesn’t LEGALLY OWN 21st Century Fox yet.
CNBC further adds that Disney is already preparing for the worst. There are a lot of technical, not fun, business-y reasons why something like this could happen, especially this late in the game. After all, even President Donald Trump (not that he’s a credible human being), had publicly congratulated Disney on the deal. Mostly, it has to do with the troubled regulatory background that this deal is set against.