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Comcast pulls out of Fox bidding war – The X-Men and Fantastic Four are coming to the MCU, folks…

July 20th, 2018 by Marc Comments

With all the awesomeness of SDCC kicking off tonight we almost missed this…

The story, for those who don’t really want to read too much more, is basically this: Comcast are no longer in the running for 21st Century Fox. Long story short? Disney have got Fantastic Four and X-Men back .

Welcome to the MCU guys.

 

“Comcast does not intend to pursue further the acquisition of the Twenty-First Century Fox assets and, instead, will focus on our recommended offer for Sky,” the company said in a statement today.

Brian L. Roberts, Comcast CEO, added: “I’d like to congratulate Bob Iger and the team at Disney and commend the Murdoch family and Fox for creating such a desirable and respected company.”

So that’s the long and short of it. We think this is awesome news. Do you?

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….