Just when you thought there was not enough room in the world for more Disney, the company confirms that their purchase of 21st Century Fox this year will allow them to increase the volume of output in terms of their digital content for Disney Plus and other buisnesses.
The knowledge bombs just keep dropping thanks to a live investor call the Mouse House held earlier today, in which a number of different topics were discussed. Among them was the fact that the Walt Disney Company expects that the volume of digitial content for their upcoming Disney Plus streaming service as well as other businesses will increase following the official buyout of a major competitor in 21st Century Fox.
During the call, CEO and Chairman of the Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, confirmed that he is excited to bring together the different teams from the Mouse House and 21st Century Fox. Obviously, the combined workforces of both studios is what will allow Disney to increase output for Disney Plus and those different businesses. Unfortunately, the Disney and Fox merger also means impending redundancy and the ultimate loss of jobs for several workers.
The merger is expected to be completed by the end of summer this year. Until then, Disney’s next big blockbuster, Captain Marvel, lands in theaters next month before making a permanent home for itself over on the Disney Plus streaming service.
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg and Jude Law.
The film is slated to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.