Today, Disney officially acquired several key entertainment and sports assets from 20th Century Fox with the terms of the deal specifically calling out the X-Men and Fantastic Four in the acquisition. Now, the internet has reacted to the game-changing news and the response to the deal has been understandably mixed.
I’m getting really excited about the possibilities of the Murder on the Orient Express/Beauty and the Beast shared universe movie.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 14, 2017
20th Century Fox finally, truly earned its name today.
— Robert Meyer Burnett (@BurnettRM) December 14, 2017
While there are many aspects to Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s assets, I am personally incredibly happy about it, for obvious reason.
Welcome home, old friends. 😭 https://t.co/MpQHEnOTVL
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 14, 2017
Here’s why I am happy about it— the studio will no longer be owned by the Murdoch’s who are toxic to our country and government because they are part of a propaganda arm which has no interest in anything but making them richer. Hopefully, overall, less movies won’t be made. https://t.co/58oeBuUmQS
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 14, 2017
The greatest casualty of all of this will likely be Fox Searchlight. I do not believe that Disney would fund The Tree of Life, The Grand Budapest Hotel, or The Shape Of Water. Even with their meager budgets, I think Disney will kill Searchlight almost completely.
— Nathan Steinmetz. (@Humanstein) December 14, 2017
I dont get the whole"Disney is a monopoly" thing. There is still so much competition for consumers attention. There are still other studios out there. The rise is quality streaming services is bringing out great movies and shows.
— Keenan (@KeenanCreates) December 14, 2017
While Marvel fans – including Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn – are rejoicing over the prospect of seeing the Fantastic Four and X-Men join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many are concerned that projects including the Deadpool franchise may lose their R-rated content now that the properties fall under the Disney umbrella. Furthermore, many are dismayed to see Disney acquire yet another Hollywood entity – having purchased Marvel and Lucasfilm within the last decade – fearing diverse content and original ideas are at risk of being overlooked in favor of major franchises. Now, celebrities and fans alike have reacted with excitement, concern, and humor to express their thoughts on the deal. You can check out reactions to the deal below!
What are your thoughts on the Disney-Fox deal? Are you thrilled to see the X-Men and Fantastic Four join the Marvel Cinematic Universe or are you concerned to see Disney gain greater control over the entertainment indudstry? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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