Whelp, 21st Century Fox has apparently been holding talks to sell most of the company to the Walt Disney Company, according to a somewhat vague but totally believable report on CNBC.
If it goes ahead, this would create an enormous mega-company, and the future of media-reach in a landscape shaped by streaming capability is certainly at the core of all this. Fewer and fewer corporations are now responsible for all the media we consume – and while that may seem frightening to some, it was downright hilarious to the INTERNET, HOME OF AWKWARD NERD ARGUMENTS!
Is it a Nerd Dream-Come-True or a Nerd Nightmare??!
Kevin Feige, the moment the ink is dry on the 21st Century Fox deal. pic.twitter.com/AlENcdKueX
— David Harper (@slicedfriedgold) November 6, 2017
? Comic book nerd thoughts immediately turn to reuniting the X-Men and Fantastic Four with the MCU… ?https://t.co/0QFKk5ijth
— Jason Snell (@jsnell) November 6, 2017
I hope Disney buys 21st Century Fox. We deserve a good Fantastic Four movie.
— corey (@Imcorey_) November 6, 2017
DISNEY IN TALKS TO BUY 21ST CENTURY FOX!
If DISNEY does buy FOX it means we finally get to see this! ???#BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/B4ReY5YRhK
— CourtZ? (@CourtZ022) November 6, 2017
Disney buying 21st Century Fox? Chosen the Dark side Mickey has. Ruling the Universe he has planned. pic.twitter.com/I60ifgDzXO
— Thomas Moore (@TomMoore2) November 6, 2017
THIS IS IT EVERYONE.
DISNEY IS A MONOPOLY.
But at least we get Fantastic Four and X-Men back!
— Thiago Carneiro (@edgebevel) November 6, 2017
Or, you know. Something to really be thinking about…
Finance: Netflix is sliding following report Disney has been in talks to acquire parts of… https://t.co/rB8sQXQR77 pic.twitter.com/TjV5wQZO6n
— EXCELLENT SIMON (@EXCELLENTBREEZE) November 6, 2017
Shares of 21st Century Fox surge on reports the company is in talks to sell part of the company to Walt Disney Co. https://t.co/h1Khq7pHbX
— USA TODAY Money (@USATODAYmoney) November 6, 2017
The year is 20XX. Disney owns the US Government.
— Garrett Williamson (@gwillymusic) November 6, 2017
Ugh, man, considering this current political climate, maybe that last one doesn’t sound half-bad.