AVENGERS & X-MEN Assemble! Disney's Acquisition Of Fox Is Expected To Be Made 100% Official This Thursday
News of a possible merger between Disney and 21st Century came out of nowhere but the deal finally looks set to be finalised this Thursday meaning that the X-Men will join the MCU sooner than expected...
What we do know is that it's going to take time and it's been said over the past few days that 20th Century Fox may continue to exist as a separate company just like Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, and Lucasfilm (albeit with Disney in charge). That could still lead to a reduction in Fox's output but there are two franchises they're very excited to get their hands on; those are obviously Avatar and X-Men.
The former already has a presence in Disney's theme parks but merchandising is expected to increase dramatically and the plan is still for James Cameron to forge ahead with those sequels. As for the X-Men, there's a very good chance they'll become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point in the next couple of years but what that means for X-Men: Dark Phoenix and other Marvel movies Fox has in development isn't clear. Kevin Feige reportedly remains keen on getting his hands on them.
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