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The deal of the century is almost here. CNBC, which first reported the potential sale of the majority of 21st Century Fox’s assets to Disney early last month, now says the two sides are closing in on a deal that could be announced as early as next week. Comcast is still in the running as a potential buyer for Fox, but talks with Disney are further along.
The assets that Disney would purchase include Fox’s movie studio. That means the movie rights to X-Men, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, and related franchises, which Fox currently holds, would go to Disney. That would make those franchises accessible to the Disney-owned Marvel Studios for the first time ever. Wolverine could be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside whichever Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy survive the next two Avengers films.
From Marvel Studios News: