Despite major hurdles from regulatory boards in Mexico and Brazil, it looks like Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox and its film and television assets is finally moving to a close next month.
A new report from NBC News says that industry insiders and executives are all expecting the Mickey Mouse House’s deal with Fox to come to a close during the last week of January next year, bringing together both companies in a major media merger.
This is major news for those following the merger between Disney and Fox. While there are those wary of the power the Mickey Mouse House might wield after obtaining Fox’s various assets, Marvel fans are looking forward to the acquisition knowing that the merger would bring with it the arrival of the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and all of the studio’s other mutants, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The past few months there have been rumors that Fox’s Marvel characters might pop up in Marvel Studio’s upcoming 2019 offerings like Captain Marvel, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Avengers: Endgame. Unfortunately, these rumors seem highly unlikely. After all, production on these films has long since been finalized months before the completion of the merger between Fox and Disney.
Still, with the acquisition coming to a completion, the arrival of Fox’s Marvel properties into the MCU draws closer and closer, allowing the possibility of seeing the mutants play around with fan-favorite characters like Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper) and so many others.
Avengers: Endgame is scheduled for release April 26, 2019.