– by Joseph Jammer Medina

We know you don’t need another article telling you how close Disney is to closing this deal with 21st Century Fox, but there are a couple other key details that the folks over at Variety were able to uncover.

For starters, this deal is nearing a close, and it looks like the deed could be done for a whopping $60 billion-plus. To put that into perspective, Lucasfilm and Marvel were each fully acquired for north of $4 billion, and Pixar was acquired fore $7.4 billion. This one trumps those deals several times over and over again.

Another key detail is that Comcast — who was also in the running to acquire most of Fox’s assets, has dropped out of the running. Comcast responded with a statement, saying:

“When a set of assets like 21st Century Fox’s becomes available, it’s our responsibility to evaluate if there’s a strategic fit that could benefit our company and our shareholders. That’s what we tried to do and we are no longer engaged in the review of those assets. We never got the level of engagement needed to make a definitive offer. We have a terrific company with a strong portfolio of businesses and will continue to focus on driving growth, innovating, creating great content, and providing excellent experiences for our customers.”

We’re incredibly eager to see what the final deal entails, and what 21st Century Fox will do with their remaining assets, and what Disney will do once it’s all done.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as all this develops.

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SOURCE: Variety

  • Victor Roa

    so comcast is also involved….. how bad is Fox doing? Like what’s happening with Avatar, how about the TV Shows? Isn’t AMC a part of FX channels? Walking Dead? I know we are all like Mutants, blah blah blah, there are a lot of shows and channels Fox owns, Comcast wants the channels more than Disney, Disney already owns enough channels.

    • TheOct8pus

      I was about to say something similar. Everyone’s freaking about adding 300 new characters to the MCU, but what about Fox’s hundreds of other shows and movies? Crazily, the Simpsons will be under Disney now (as they predicted in the 90’s)…someone less lazy than me needs to put together a list of Fox’s non-Marvel properties to see what will happen to them under Dizzney

  • Wild Dreams

    Gotham can never air again for all I care but out of curiosity seeing as fox has Batman’s live tv rights ( I think ) if this goes through does that mean Disney would now own those rights as well ? That would be pretty amusing lol

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Then Batman can show up on Agents of Shield.

  • TheOct8pus
  • Kindofabigdeal

    Maybe Disney will give us Married With Children: The Movie.
    Showing us what the Bundy’s have been up to all these years. We learn that Al is still working at a shoe store. He is living the single life after Peggy left him for a gang of bikers. In the start we see that Peggy has returned to Al to try and work things out. At first he doesn’t want to, but then figures what the hell.
    We see Bud is still living at home, an has visitation rights to his kid on the weekend. His kid is way cooler than Bud was and wants nothing to do with his loser father.
    Kelly is now married to a Senator. They have a nice house and live upstate. She will usually visit with her two kids, who are snobs and think the family is beneath them. Kelly’s husband is always on Kapital Hill doing politic stuff.
    Jefferson and Marcy still live next door. Jefferson is coming to terms with not being the sex symbol he used to think he was. Marcy is just as liberal as ever, embracing the new social climate of SJW’s.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.