DC Films and Marvel Studios would’ve both worked under Bob Iger if his plan for Disney to buy Warner Bros. had succeeded 2016.
Although the headline might currently be dominated by the news that Amazon is buying MGM for a whopping $8.45 billion, The New York Times has confirmed that an even bigger merger was nearly on the table in 2016. Obviously we all know about Disney’s monumental purchase of 20th Century Fox (now known as 20th Century Studios) with many fans excited to see properties like X-Men and Fantastic Four being folded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But back when Bob Iger was in charge, Disney apparently looked into buying Warner Bros.
The New York Times recently reported that back in 2016 Bob Iger supposedly called then-Time Warner head Jeff Bewkes about Disney potentially buying Warner Bros. and the various properties and subsidiaries that it owns – like HBO, for example. However AT&T had already started the process of purchasing Warner Bros., so the deal didn’t go forward. But if it had, that would’ve meant both Marvel Studios and DC Films would’ve been owned by Disney, which is enough to get any fan’s head spinning.
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Here is the synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
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Source: The New York Times