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The deal of the 21st Century is officially here. The Walt Disney Company is buying most of 21st Century Fox, as both companies announced today. Among the assets included in the purchase is Fox’s movie studio. What belongs to Fox’s movie studio will soon belong to Disney. That means some cool new toys are coming home to Marvel Studios.
Fox currently holds the movie rights to X-Men and related franchises like Deadpool. Those rights will eventually go to Disney, where they will be accessible to the Disney-owned Marvel Studios. The same appears to be true of Fantastic Four despite reports that those rights could remain with Constantin Film, the company that had previously shared the rights with Fox. That issue, if it ever really factored into this, has been resolved given that the Fantastic Four franchise was specifically named among entertainment properties joining Disney and, more specifically, the Marvel family in the official announcement.
From Marvel Studios News: