As was already anticipated in recent weeks, this Thursday The Walt Disney Company announced the purchase of 21st Century Fox for approximately 52.4 billion dollars in shares.
The agreement includes the television and film studios of 20th Century Fox as well as cable TV (such as FX and National Geographic) and international (such as Sky and Star TV).
In a statement, the executive director of The Walt Disney Comapny, Robert A. Iger, noted that “the acquisition of this stellar business collection of 21st Century Fox reflects the growing demand from consumers for a rich diversity of entertainment experiences that are more convincing, accessible and convenient than ever.”
And for all those fans of comics and superhero movies, the document specifies that “the agreement also gives Disney the opportunity to gather the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and Deadpool with the Marvel family under one roof” In other words, we can finally see the mutants and the first family of comics join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In addition, now Disney owns the rights to the original Star Wars movie , which belonged to Fox, as well as the rights to video distribution of episodes I to IV. Other franchises that will be held by Mickey Mouse are Avatar , The Simpsons , Futurama , Alien movies and X-Files , for example.
Here you can know all the details of the transaction.