The X-Men & Fantastic 4 Are Coming To The MCU
by Dylan Blight
In a big piece of news Disney's $71.3 billion bid to take over a huge majority of Fox's assets including movie and TV studio has been approved. It appears the X-Men & Fantastic 4 coming to the house of mouse.
Shareholders gathered in New York Friday to discuss the potential buyout from Disney which was originally set in December last year.
According to Variety the Disney shareholders took less than 10 minutes to vote on the monumental deal and was lead by a near-unanimous approval vote. One shareholder spoke negatively about the Fox dealing stating, "I think we are overpaying for Fox." In comparison one Fox shareholder apparently took to the room to simply state "I love Rupoch Murdoch." Which seems like a 'thanks for making me rich' message.
The $71.3 billion wasn't the original amount Disney had agreed upon. In December a buyout of $52.4 billion was on the table, but Comcast in June offered a $65 billion all-cash offer, to which Disney responded with their now $71.3 billion offer with a mix of cash and stock.
One of the original reasons people were worried the offer wouldn't go through was because of the Justice Department, but they have approved the offer under the condition Disney sell of Fox's 22 regional sports networks within 90 days of the deal.
The deal is expected to be completed in early 2019 and as long as no other legal departments get in the way, then the big question on most people's lips will be, "when are we getting the X-Men and Fantastic 4 in the MCU?"