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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

disney fox merger

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, ladies and gents. For well over a year now, we’ve covered the entire lifespan of the deal, which will see Disney acquire most of 21st Century Fox. The $71.3 billion deal was reached last year, and since then, it’s been going through the obligatory steps required in order to make this huge transaction a reality.

So how much longer have we? Last year, it was speculated that around this time would be when things would be coming to a close, but that isn’t quite the case. In a new report from Variety, it is buried that the Disney-Fox deal is expected to close by early March. Yup, so potentially by around the time Captain Marvel hits theaters, Fox and Disney will be one entity.

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Of course, the ramifications of this new reality will be widespread throughout the industry, but many of us are still wondering what effect this will have on our comic book movies. Which characters will be absorbed into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will continue to exist under the Fox banner, and will Deadpool be put out to pasture?

We’ll have to wait to see how all that turns out. I wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t know the full extent of how our favorite geek properties are treated for another couple of years.

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SOURCE: Variety

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.