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Comcast have outbid Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox’s assets…

June 13th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Uh-oh, it looks like the Disney/FOX or, if you prefer, the Avengers/X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover is not set in stone yet!

Word has come in that the Disney buy out of 21st Century Fox’s asset is not as definite as once was assumed (here and here) as, as was being murmured over the last few weeks, Comcast have made a much larger bid, upping Disney’s $52.4 billion (all stock) to $65 billion (film and TV).

This comes a day after a federal judge had determined that AT&T’s proposed $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner was legal.

So hold on to your butts, this could be set to be come one heck of a bidding war…

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….