Imagine finding Luke Skywalker, Captain America, Moana, the X-Men along with the Na’vi of Pandora all housed in one streaming service. which’s what a Disney streaming service could look like currently which the company is actually buying up most of 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal.
The deal puts Fox’s movie studio, 20th Century Fox, under the Disney umbrella, bringing with which the studio’s intellectual property. Having 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” along with “Avatar” under the same roof as Disney’s “The Avengers” along with “Star Wars” could have huge ramifications in both the streaming world along with the film industry.
Disney announced in August which which will pull its content coming from Netflix, effectively ending its relationship with the streaming service to start its own in 2019. which means Netflix users will no longer be able to watch content coming from Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar along with Disney Animation.
The deal between the two media giants means which Disney’s streaming service will include its own deep vault of intellectual property, as well as Fox’s decades of favorite franchises, which might most likely get pulled coming from streaming competitors. As much as which deal is actually about the content which Disney might be getting coming from Fox, which’s also about content competitors like Netflix might not.
The deal also means Fox’s stakes in Hulu currently belong to Disney, which already has an equal stake along with Comcast. using a majority stake in Hulu, Disney could change the award-winning streaming service’s offerings.
“A ‘Disneyflix’ with Lucasfilm + Marvel + Pixar + Disney Animation + Disney Channel + ABC + 20c Fox + FX might be … attractive,” tweeted Derek Thompson, a writer at The Atlantic, last month.
The deal with 21st Century Fox could also have a huge impact on one of Disney’s most successful brands: Marvel Studios.
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The superhero studios, which is actually coming off its 17th straight No. 1 opening with “Thor: Ragnarok” last month, is actually home to pretty much every major Marvel superhero coming from Iron Man to Doctor Strange. However, Disney’s Marvel doesn’t own the rights to the comic brand’s most beloved team of mutants, the X-Men, or its original super team, the Fantastic Four, or its raunchy antihero, Deadpool, whose debut movie made $783 million globally last year.
nevertheless Fox does own those franchises, having wound up with the rights after Marvel shed them years ago amid financial difficulties.
Disney will likely incorporate those characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe slate of films. which could not only put the X-Men side by side with the Avengers — giving Hollywood opportunities for brand-new films — nevertheless which could give the decade-old brand a chance to build its next phase using a set of brand-new, yet familiar characters.
Another film brand which could see a big impact coming from the deal is actually “Avatar.”
“Pandora – the planet of Avatar” opened at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, in May. The massive attraction, which reportedly cost inside the range of half a billion dollars, expands on the planet James Cameron created in his blockbuster.
which film was released by Fox in 2009 along with went on to nab $2.7 billion worldwide doing which the biggest film in history.
Cameron is actually planning multiple sequels over the next decade (although the Discharge dates have been in flux). With Disney absorbing Fox’s studio, which could allow a seamless synergy between Disney’s brand-new land along with the brand-new slate of “Avatar” films.
sy88pgw (brand-new York) First published December 14, 2017: 11:09 AM ET