In a recent report, the Disney buyout of Fox was placed under a more critical eye as reporters in Mexico question what the merger might mean for people of the country.
In the report, it was revealed that the planned merger would result in Disney controlling nearly 30% of all television in the country. This is almost double what its competitors have with Warner Bros controlling a reported 15.12% of the market, Columbia and Sony Pictures with their 12.10 and Universal with its 11.85. Should the merger go through, the entertainment company would have a massive leg up on its rivals and possibly set the groundwork for a monopoly in that country.
More disconcertingly the article also stated that once the merger goes through, customers in the country could be looking to pay as much as 20% more for their services. This was according to unnamed sources that are close to both companies which still operate separately. The article itself also called for heavier regulations of the deal so this thing does not happen.
The news of the Disney/Fox merger officially in December of 2017 when Disney made an offer to buy the company after months of rumors. The initial offer was for $52.4B. The acquisition then hit a roadblock when Comcast attempted to top the offer in June of 2018 with $65B proposal. Disney then topped this with a $71.3B offer which caused Comcast to back down. But from the look of things, the merger may have one final hurdle to get over.
What do you all make of the merger between Disney and Fox? Is it a good thing? Is it bad? Should a single company be allowed to have as much power as Disney is about to obtain? Is it worth it so that we might see the Fantastic Four and the X-Men fight alongside The Avengers? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Disney/Fox merger is expected to close on January 1, 2019.
Source: El Universal
‘Gotham’ Cast Photos Feature Bane, Plus Penguin & Riddler In Iconic Costumes
FOX has released a new batch of Gotham cast photos featuring Batman villains The Riddler and Penguin donning their classic costumes, along with a new look at Shane West’s Bane.
The final season of FOX’s Batman prequel series subtitled Legend of the Dark Knight will serve as a conclusion to the series with David Mazouz completing his journey towards becoming Batman. In addition to Batman’s introduction, the final season is also set to introduce Shane West as the iconic Batman villain Bane as it continues the No Man’s Land storyline.
Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith with also be featured in the iconic Penguin and Riddler costumes which you can get a look at in the gallery below!
The Batman prequel series stars Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, and Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox.
With Gotham on the brink of total anarchy and cut off from the outside world, only Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and a handful of heroes remain behind to retake the city. Inspired by the “No Man’s Land” arc from the comics, villains including Penguin, the Riddler, the Sirens and Jeremiah have taken claim on various regions of the city. Will order be restored, or will chaos reign in Gotham?
Gotham season 5 will premiere on January 3, 2019, on Fox. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the final season of Gotham: Legend of the Dark Knight as we learn it.
Source: TV Line