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Something I'm wondering about is how many superhero movies Disney will be willing to put out in a given year.
Currently, the MCU is churning out three movies a year. If they also put out an X-Men movie each year, then there's no way to schedule things so that their next superhero movie doesn't come out while their previous superhero movie is still in the middle of its theatrical run, meaning their movies will be in direct competition with each other, cannibalizing their own audience.
I don't think that this matters that much for Superhero movies. They tend to make most of their money within the first two weeks anyway. Disney can certainly stand to release a big blockbuster ever two to three month. Their animated output overlaps, but is overall addressing a slightly different audience.
Yeah, overlapping releases aren't really an issue because audience drop off is extremely sharp towards the end of a release cycle. Putting the movies out within a couple weeks of each other would be far more problematic.
Concerning Galactus I agree. He is way more connected to the Silver Surfer than the Fantastic 4, and those two could work as property on their own. Doctor Doom, I am not sure about. He always was THE fantastic 4 villain and his origin story is kind of tied up with them. Or has been tied up with them for a while.
Can’t wait to see how Disney & Marvel Studios integrate Deadpool, X-Men & Fantastic Four into the MCU now that the deals have been made Fantastic Four is dying for a reboot
In Deadpool's case, since he's got a fourth wall breaking schtick, if Disney wanted to they could integrate him into the MCU and just have him point out to the audience how his inclusion in this different universe doesn't make any sense, but asks them just to go with it.
While everyone else is talking about Marvel movies, I wonder what this will mean for other franchises like The Simpsons.
Most likely little in the short time...those shows have broadcast deals with Fox, as long as Fox wants to run them, they will be on air. Unless the contract ends, naturally.
All I know about this deal so far is that this is the worst cyberpunk future we're about to live in.
edited 15th Dec '17 4:19:26 PM by higherbrainpattern
Ruh roh. Rumor is there is an investigation going on with the buyout.
Yeah, I wonder how this will be affected by antitrust laws.
Apparently Disney also owns Fox sports... this definitely should not be allowed
Source? All outlets I have read so far agree that there will be at most some tinkering in the details necessary. The only issue might be Hulu. And even that is unlikely due to there already being streaming services which directly produce their own content. (there has actually been a law suit about the question if Studios can own their own theatres back in the 1940s - ironically Disney was one of the independent studios backing the state in suing the big studios).
Or do you confuse this with the Anti-Trust issue in which Fox run over Sky? That is kind of mood now...either Fox loses or Disney takes their shares anyway.
edited 15th Dec '17 5:50:15 PM by Swanpride
Think this will get overturned?
Nah...especially not under Trumps presidency. He would never upset his favourite outlet.
: Wait, I thought Fox was keeping its news and sports divisions?
edited 15th Dec '17 8:06:02 PM by TargetmasterJoe
By the by, I found the article, and what it says is that senators are calling for an investigation. There isn't one yet.
Believe it or not, but there are still enough options out there to make a good revenue of it.
Anyway, here is an interesting interview with Bob Iger. I am beginning to think that Fox mostly agree to the deal to get rid of their stakes in Hulu and Sky.....
Antitrust senator urges hearing on the Fox-Disney deal
“As the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, I have asked Senator (Mike) Lee, who has worked closely with me in this area in the past, and (Judiciary Committee) Chairman (Chuck) Grassley to schedule a hearing on the proposed merger,” she said.
Lee, who chairs the subcommittee, has asked his staff to take a close look at the proposed deal, Conn Carroll, a spokesman for Lee, said. ”A hearing has not been ruled out.”
Ain't over 'til the fat lady sings as they say.
edited 16th Dec '17 8:38:41 AM by Gaon
Until there actually is a hearing, this is just noise.
And even if there is... wouldn't the majorly Republican Senate side with the deal anyway? Republicans basically exist to create uncontrollable horrible monopolies, when they're not out oppressing minorities anyway.
The main reason Republicans would disapprove of the deal would be because they want the assets of Fox, a profoundly conservative company, to go to someone less liberal than Disney.
But they've already secured that Fox News will not be going with the rest of the assets and will continue to be the right-wing propaganda machine it's always been - Trump even personally called Rupert Murdoch to ensure that Fox News would not be touched - so they may be less inclined to care about the rest of it.
Not only are they less inclined, they are hardly interested in p... off their favourite propaganda channel.
and this is all assuming that there even is something objectionable about the deal. I am pretty sure that they have figured out exactly what is possible and what isn't. And if there is an element which isn't possible, well, they can take that one out of the deal.
Rupert Murdoch was never going to give up Fox News to begin with. Everyone knew that; this was utterly predictable.
edited 16th Dec '17 11:18:27 AM by Aldo930
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