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Disney/20th Century Fox deal back on the cards as X-Men producer shows her support?

November 30th, 2017 by Marc Comments

A few weeks ago we all got a little nerdy at the news that Disney may be in talks to buy 20th Century Fox, meaning the X-Men and the Fantastic Four would be open to join the MCU.

However, at the time it seemed that talks, while having happened, had stalled (here).

Now word is coming from Deadline that the deal is that “Disney is progressing speedily toward that rumored acquisition of Fox. The version I heard has the Murdoch clan keeping possession of sports and news properties, and the rest of TV and the film studio going to Disney. Radio silence right now from both studios, and given how Disney made the Marvel and Lucasfilm deals under the cone of silence, if this happens we’ll probably only know it when it’s announced. It is certainly being talked about today.”

It seems that the Hollywood community aren’t keen on the deal “potentially reducing a major studio to content generators under the Disney silo system.”

However it seems that the fan enthusiasm for the possibility of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four finally coming home, cinematically speaking, has Marvel/Disney very keen on making it happen.

On to of this, X-Men movie producer Lauren Shuler Donner has given the possibility yher blessing but is afraid of being taken out of context: “Well, I wish. I would love it, I would love it. But it’s not for me to say.

“Would we like to [bring the X-Men into the MCU]? Yeah, of course. Is there any movement toward it at all? No. Same thing. Same status.”

So there you have it… but we’re going to go on the record as saying that it would be very surprising if nothing came of this down the line.

What say you all?

Source: Deadline

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….