Deadline’s Mike Fleming has been hearing Disney is “progressing speedily” toward its purchase of the majority of 21st Century Fox. Negotiations between both companies were reported earlier this month, but had already cooled by the time anyone caught wind of them. Now, it appears they are back on.
Fox will not be parting with its sports and news divisions, but if a deal is made, Disney will own Fox’s movie studio and all that comes with it. That bounty includes the licenses to Marvel properties Fantastic Four, X-Men, and all related franchises such as Deadpool.
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