Variety reports that the deal between Disney and 21st Century Fox is now expected to close by March 2019.
At the end of the previous year, it was reported that executives were expecting Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s key entertainment assets to close in the final week of January. However, a new report by Variety reveals that the transaction is now expected to be close by early March of this year.
The new-model Fox Corp. has also confirmed that it will not bid in the auction of the 22 regional sports networks that Disney is set to acquire from 21st Century Fox, which Disney had to sell as part of the conditions the U.S. Justice Department set in order to approve the $71.3 billion deal. In a Securities and Exchange Commission, 21st Century Fox noted:
Fox confirms that it does not intend to bid for any of the Fox regional sports networks that Disney (or any entity operating on its behalf) may sell as required by the consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.
To date, the acquisition has already been approved by European antitrust regulators, though this go-ahead required Disney to sell its stakes in Europe in such networks including Lifetime and History. China approved of the deal without any conditions.
The deal would bring together Fox franchises including X-Men, Fantastic Four, Avatar, and The Simpsons with Disney’s Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar properties.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the deal between Disney and Fox.
The Superhero Movies Of 2018, Ranked From Worst To Best
2018 has gone by too fast. It seems like yesterday when the beginning of the new year was upon us, and the advent of having so many superhero movies hitting theaters seemed like a dream come true for every fanboy and fangirl. It’s also funny to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we almost had eleven. Sadly, Fox delayed both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to 2019 instead.
Even with those two films delayed, 2018 was still a massive year not just at the box office, but for the continued advancement of the genre on a number of levels. Whether it was through the cultural significance of a film like Black Panther or the exciting animated adventures of Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was no shortage of exciting superhero stories told on the big screen this year.
Here are the 9 theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. You can start the gallery by clicking “Next.”