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The Disney Empire Strikes Back at Fox

Image The deal of the century, rumored about at the beginning of last month, did take place. Disney has decided to spend $ 54.4 billion to acquire a range of Fox assets, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The Walt Disney Empire has also agreed to pay off some of the debts of Rupert Murdoch's company, bringing the total deal to an incredible $ 66.1 billion.

It is expected that it will take from one to one and a half years to move all the numerous objects of the contract under the wing of Disney studio. As a result of the deal, the Mouse House received film and television departments of Fox studio, National Geographic and FX TV channels, several international and regional TV networks, as well as impressive stakes in the online service Hulu and the Sky media corporation.

The main target of the deal, of course, was the studios 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000. Details of the agreement between Disney and Fox are still kept secret, but Walt Disney studio is expected to become the new home of Avatar and The Simpsons, and will also receive full rights to the Star Wars space saga.


The X-Men franchise also promises to be an incredibly valuable asset. At one time, the publishing house Marvel was forced to sell the rights to film adaptations of a number of their comics. With today's deal, Professor X, Deadpool, and the Fantastic Four will finally be able to return to their homelands. Fans of the mutant film series can only hope that Marvel head Kevin Feige has a phone number for Hugh Jackman, who once admitted that he would like to play Wolverine in the Avengers movie.

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Author: Jake Pinkman