Last month, word came out that industry insiders and executives were beginning to expect Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox and its film and television assets to finally come to a close this January.
Now, it looks like Fox shareholders can feel the deal coming to a close as well. A Reddit user just managed to find a Fox shareholder posting on a WDW Magic forum, and according to the post, shareholders have been asked whether they’d want cash or Disney stock in exchange for their Fox shares. More importantly, the expiration date of the selection is January 28th.
"I received my voluntary letter to make my selection if I want cash or Disney stock for my Fox shares. Thing to take from that is Expiration date is January 28th. They wouldn't set such a date if they didn't plan to close around that time. It's coming soon,” the post read.
This is definitely big news for everyone. While many are wary of the power that the Fox acquisition might bring to the Mickey Mouse House, Marvel fans are excited to see the deal go through. Not only does the merger mean more assets for Disney, but it also means the arrival of Fox’s Marvel properties into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel fans can’t wait to see the X-Men, X-Force, Fantastic Four, Deadpool and all of Fox’s mutants making their way to the MCU. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll get to see Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in Avengers: Endgame, it does mean that we’ll get to see the mutants arrive soon enough.
Avengers: Endgame premieres April 26, 2019.