It finally, officially happened: The Walt Disney Company has bought out many TV & movie rights from 20th Century Fox / 21st Century Fox.
This includes media assets like FX Networks and National Geographic, 22 regional sports networks, as well Fox’s stake in Hulu and its stakes in Sky and Star. The deal doesn’t include Fox News, the FOX broadcast network, or Fox Sports, which remain a part of the Fox empire.
So what does this mean for movie fans? It’s possible that we may see Fox’s X-Men (including Deadpool and Wolverine) and Fantastic Four properties as a part of Disney’s Marvel Studios (Fantastic Four production rights are reportedly with Constantin Film, but a deal could be made), helping them get one step closer to bringing all their wayward comic book assets back under one roof. Disney has also acquired the Alien, Predator, Planet of the Apes, Kingsman, Die Hard franchises, as well as Avatar. Lucasfilm could bring Star Wars entirely back under their umbrella, as Fox still owns the rights to 1977’s original Star Wars, which could translate to a Blu-ray release of the original trilogy in its untampered-with form, and possibly theatrical re-releases, something fans have been dreaming of for years.
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