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Old 11-06-2017, 01:05 PM   #1
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Report - Fox In Talks to Sell Entertainment Division to Disney

Another entertainment bombshell may have just dropped.

CNBC is reporting that Fox is in talks to sell much of their entertainment division to Disney. The deal would not include Fox' news or sports divisions, their broadcast network or their local stations, as both sides feel regulators would never let such a deal pass. But the deal would include most or all of Fox' studio and production content. In short, all of the entertainment production and assets would shift to Disney, while the news, sports and broadcast entities would remain with Fox.

The deal would make Disney - already one of the largest and most ubiquitous content creators in the world - even more loaded. The deal is still not imminent, but talks have reportedly been on-and-off for months now.

I'm not knowledgeable enough about anti trust regulators to have a sense of whether this deal would pass if consummated. But it would put even more of our day-to-day media consumption under the Disney banner.

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Old 11-06-2017, 01:08 PM   #2
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The only thing I'd care about: this would allow for all the X Men and Fantastic Four characters to be in the MCU. Sounds good to me.
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:07 PM   #3
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Exactly. It'd be nice to have MCU movies have the characters I care most about in them.
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:16 PM   #4
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This makes sense for Disney if they plan on launching their own streaming service. It would also be the end for Netflix.
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So now we're positing that the deliberate stagnation of technology is a good thing? Hardware makers should just stop making new shit why, exactly? Because you're too cheap to buy a new card every few years?
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:16 PM   #5
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Disney is already strong arming theaters over the Last Jedi. Disney is becoming too big, i’m not sure how good this is.
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:28 PM   #6
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All of these media conglomerates are too big as it is.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:46 PM   #7
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All of these media conglomerates are too big as it is.
The funny thing is that they wouldn't have to worry about the regulators preventing a full buy if they paid the right people. Sinclair is getting away with that shit right now.

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Old 11-06-2017, 08:58 PM   #8
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All will be Disney.

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Old 11-07-2017, 12:22 PM   #9
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Hopefully Disney at least gets the movie arm of FOX. That way we can see X-Men in the MCU(not to mention done RIGHT).
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:17 PM   #10
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:29 PM   #11
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I for one welcome our new Disney overlords.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:20 PM   #12
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Reminds me of this:

No lie, I've got a star wars fanfic going where I made exactly that joke in the author's note the other day. Coincidence, or did my muse tap into some well of prophecy?
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:33 PM   #13
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By the way, Disney is a bunch if assholes:

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-f...anaheim-deals/

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-f...nce/#nt=outfit


They banned LA Times from Thor, and future review screenings. There was a backlash and they had to walk it back.

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Old 11-11-2017, 08:44 AM   #14
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Disney is arguably as bad as EA when it comes to how they have treated game divisions. Warren Spector got short shrift there. They closed down the Infinity line at the first sign of trouble (and largely contributed to the implosion of Toys to Life with the over saturation they introduced). And they've had a number of other seemingly promising projects outright canceled before they ever saw the light of day.

WB has some really good studios. I don't like the idea of Disney being in charge of them.
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Disney And Fox Have Reportedly Reentered Negotiations; An Official Announcement Could Be Imminent
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:42 AM   #17
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Bit late for the MCU
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I hadn't finished your write up yet but immediately though about anti-trust.
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https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/05/disn...--sources.html

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Old 12-05-2017, 03:50 PM   #20
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So the question I have, is this going to radically alter phase 4? X-Men and Fantastic 4 movies plus cross-over galore?
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