Disney Now Own ‘Deadpool’, ‘X-Men’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Alien’ And More

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Film, TV
Published 20.03.19
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It’s been in the pipeline for a long while now and as of 12.02am Eastern Time on Wednesday (20th March), the Disney-Fox merger will finally be made official.

That means Disney owns 21st Century Fox, in turn meaning they’re now the proud owners of Deadpool, the X-men, Fantastic Four, and other things that aren’t Marvel properties, like The Simpsons and Family Guy.

While this is a pretty sinister thing to be witnessing, with the world’s biggest entertainment company rapidly absorbing all of its competition like some kind of sentient, building-eating, alien blob, it also provides some pretty exciting news for superhero fans.

With the deal finally being made official, this means that the likes of Wolverine, Deadpool and other beloved characters can finally join the MCU, with many people speculating that they could even be brought into the fray as soon as the end of the upcoming Avengers: Endgame.

With that in mind, and always one to make light of a situation, actor and real-life Wade Wilson, Ryan Reynolds, took to Twitter to essentially take the piss out of the merger, with this tweet showing Deadpool on his way to (or from, since he’s already wearing the hat) Disneyland/world…

Classic Ryan.

As an official press release from 21st Century Fox has it:

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (“21CF”) (NASDAQ: TFCFA, TFCF) announced that it has today completed the distribution of all issued and outstanding shares of Fox Corporation (“FOX”) common stock to 21CF stockholders (other than holders of the shares held by subsidiaries of 21CF) on a pro rata basis (the “Distribution”).

21CF and FOX are now each a standalone, publicly traded company. FOX Class A common stock and FOX Class B common stock are now listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbols “FOXA” and “FOX,” respectively.

21CF Class A common stock and 21CF Class B common stock, which were formerly listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “FOXA” and “FOX,” respectively, are now listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “TFCFA” and “TFCF,” respectively.

The Walt Disney Company’s (“Disney”) acquisition of 21CF will become effective at 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time tomorrow, March 20, 2019.

I’m kind of bad at all of that kind of thing but I’m going to assume there’s no curveballs in there…

Disney are going to find a way to buy me soon.

I don’t even know what they’d do with me but I don’t like it. You can’t put off the inevitable though…

Images via Disney, Fox… or I guess just Disney

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