Disney is eyeing up 21st Century Fox once more

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Final month, we reported that Disney had been in talks to buy chunk of 21st Century Fox, which had been hoping to unload “most of its properties” so it may focus extra on information and sports activities. This might theoretically make it attainable for the Avengers to change into big-screen mates with the X-Males and Improbable 4, however the potential goes loads additional than superhero motion pictures. Fortunately for anybody cautious of Disney really controlling a big chunk of all media, the talks appeared to have fallen off—a minimum of till now.

In keeping with a brand new Wall Avenue Journal report (through Selection), the discussions between Disney and 21st Century Fox are again on, with Comcast additionally yapping from beneath the desk in hopes of getting some scraps. Apparently, Fox is seeking to dump its movie and TV studios, the FX household of networks, the Nationwide Geographic TV department, its 30 p.c stake in Hulu, and a few worldwide TV networks. The estimated worth of all of that’s someplace round $48.5 billion, with the film and TV departments alone valued at about $15 billion.

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Contemplating Disney paid simply over $four billion for Lucasfilm in 2012, this may be a big price simply to amass a pair new superhero properties. Meaning Disney’s imaginative and prescient for this in all probability skews nearer to world domination than it does to simply the X-Males, although it’s nonetheless attainable that no person will be capable of make this deal occur. Additionally, for the report, not one of the firms concerned would touch upon any of this, so none of it’s confirmed.

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