The deal with Disney, which was announced in December, will see Disney acquire assets such as European satellite TV company Sky, the Twentieth Century Fox film and TV studios, cable network FX, Indian satellite group Star India and a stake in streaming service Hulu.
During a recent sit-down with Collider, Deadpool himself commented on the Disney-Fox deal, saying - at least from his perspective - although he hasn't heard anything new, the potential acquisition of Fox, whether it be by Disney or Comcast, hasn't affected anything regarding development and plans. Fox is now trying to sell off $52 billion of TV and entertainment assets, and once the deal is finalized, the resulting company will be lead by Rupert Murdoch and his son. It expects to ask shareholders for approval of the transaction this summer. As expected, the new-model Fox Broadcasting Co. will emphasize live sports and events.
However, the announcement does bno acknowledge the Comcast's interest in making an unsolicited bid for Fox. Rupert Murdoch will remain joint chairman. And media observers have long debated which of his sons would ultimately inherit their father's company. But that began to change after Lachlan rejoined the business almost a decade later.
He denounced President Donald Trump's reaction to the race-related violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last August. Some of Fox News' most-watched shows are also pro-Trump. However, seeing as amongst the intellectual properties owned by 21st Century Fox are several highly sought after Marvel characters, including Deadpool, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men, the MCU fandom has taken notice.
The Wall Street Journal, owned by the Murdoch publishing company News Corp, has reported that he intends to set up a venture capital fund to invest in media and technology start-ups.