– by Seth McDonald

With the deal between Fox and Disney likely to be announced on Thursday, what the future holds for both companies is uncertain. Disney has much brighter things to look forward to, acquiring long desired properties, while Fox may be looking at a complete restructuring by this time next year.

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Fans of Fox’s Gotham may be wondering where the show lands in all this. Well, according to Forbes, this deal between Fox and Disney means that Disney will own 20th Century Fox studios, not Fox Network itself. This means that Disney will have control over the content the studio produces, but will not have control over the series that are produced by third-party companies.

Gotham is one wuch show, a couple others being Lethal Weapon and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Now, once Disney does come in, chances are they will likely wipe out shows that aren’t cash cows, like Family Guy and The Simpsons. With this being the case, Fox Network will essentially need to (at least initially) rely on these third-party shows to help pad their content. As such, shows like Gotham will likely end up in a favorable position.

My jokes about Disney being on a quest for world domination are becoming less and less funny (if there ever were funny) as after this deal The House of Mouse will have the beginnings of a cinematic empire.

What are you thoughts on this deal and the long term effects it may have on the industry? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: Forbes

  • Weresmurf

    “Gotham is one wuch show,” – C’mon… spellcheck!

    But seriously, I do wonder if their ramping up getting Batman onto Teen Titans and thus, into the Arrowverse by extension, is part of all of this?

    • Barry Meltfarb

      Again, Warner Brothers shows not effected by this purchase at all…they own the horses and the cart when it comes to the Berlantiverse.

      • Weresmurf

        I wasn’t referencing that. Gotham is apparently going to be affected by the purchase. Teen Titans will apparently introduce Batman to the Arrowverse in a manner over a period of time, I’m wondering if they’re going to speed that up now that this has happened and wind down Gotham. The Berlantiverse is seperate to Gotham which is its own ‘thing’ anyhow, so that was never part of what I was getting at.

  • David

    What if the Legends of Tomorrow show up in Gotham City…in the past…which is the setting of the show Gotham?

    • Barry Meltfarb

      Legends of Tomorrow are Warner Brothers properties? So, not relevant to this in any way?

      • David

        and Batman isn’t?

        • Barry Meltfarb

          The Gotham TV show isn’t, no, and is not connected to the Warner-owned LoT in any way.

  • Victor Roa

    this is the eye opening moment that shows on channels aren’t made by the studios the channel is on. But yeah, Gotham still has better rating than Arrowverse, which is both sad an silly at the same time.

  • capwulf

    Disney doesn’t get the Fox Network, and Fox doesn’t own Gotham. Damn LR do you need clicks that badly?

    • Yes

    • TheRoonMeister

      Capwulf at no point has he said they’d get fox network.

      “Well, according to Forbes, this deal between Fox and Disney means that Disney will own 20th Century Fox studios, not Fox Network itself. ”


      What he’s saying is as a result Fox network will need to fill its channel with 3rd party created shows as Disney/20th Century fox may stop producing shows for Fox which don’t make a lot of money.

      Damn Capwulf do you read articles that badly?

  • Smerdyakov

    Yes, at last the mouse can have its revenge on the Simpsons for years of mocking.

  • RadicalAgnostic

    Marvel aside, i am liking this deal less and less.

  • RadicalAgnostic

    Of course this means that from now on, anything birthed by the Xenomorph Queen is now a Disney Princess, so there is that…