– by Joseph Jammer Medina

According to CNBC, Disney’s talks to acquire a good chunk of 21st Century Fox’s assets are nearing an actual deal.

In fact, so close are they, that they could make some sort of announcement as soon as next week. Of course, the outlet was quick to point out that these deals could still fall through, but at this time, things are more likely that Disney and Fox’s deal will, in fact happen. The outlet also stated that Fox is still in talks with Comcast, but that their talks with Disney have gone far deeper.

So what would this deal mean? It means Disney would acquire Fox’s film studios, their TV networks, their regional sports networks (not FS1 or their Fox Sports networks, but their regional ones), their ownership of Sky, their 30 percent share of Hulu, and Star in India. Needless to say, this would be quite the feather in Disney’s hat.

Perhaps most interestingly to us film geeks, this would mean that Disney would acquire ownership of the X-Men characters and Fantastic Four characters, meaning that they’d be producing films like The New Mutants and Deadpool 2. It would also allow them to incorporate these characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe down the line, which is the pipe dream of comic/movie fans worldwide.

This all comes weeks after initial reports stated that Disney and Fox had been discussing deals of a possible acquisition of most of Fox’s assets. The talks had supposedly gone dead at that point, but soon after the initial reporting, they were picked back up.

Are you excited to see Disney potentially picking up most of Fox’s assets? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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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.