Deals and negotiations between major Hollywood studio's for property rights might not appear to be sexy, cutting-edge news making stories on the surface, but there is one occurring right now that could have major implications. According to recent reports, Disney have been talking to 20th Century Fox about purchasing a large portion of their entertainment division to include the likes of X-Men and Fantastic Four to name but a few.
Disney took an aggressive approach in the marketplace before with a 2009 Marvel acquisition that saw them pick up The Avengers series as well as many of the standalone movies and spinoffs. They would go a step further when they bought out Lucasfilm to bring Star Wars under their collective banner too, a move that gave the organization even more power and influence at the box office.
Should this negotiation come to fruition, comic book fans could be seeing the X-Men and Avengers worlds colliding on the big screen, a proposal that had appeared nothing more than fan fiction fantasy.
Where To Next? How To Examine The Disney-Fox Ramifications
If this is true, I wonder how the fudge it would affect Deadpool? https://t.co/66RNUDU80S
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 6, 2017
Ryan Reynolds was one star who pondered the future of his Marvel property, given that Deadpool and Deadpool 2 are rights currently held by Fox. Should this deal be given the green light, then the Marvel Cinematic Universe could be beefed up to include the Merc with the Mouth should the X-Men be incorporated.
What makes this scenario more intriguing is the sheer number of features already scheduled between now and 2020. The New Mutants, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Gambit and X-Force are already in the pipeline and perhaps there is a situation whereby those two worlds are kept apart for the sake of clarity and continuing their own legacies.
Feige: Sony Deal With Spider-Man Proves How Deals Can Be Struck[/lazy_Load_box]
Back in May, Kevin Feige was quizzed about his thoughts on a potential X-Men-Avengers crossover concept where Disney and Fox could come to the table. He pinpointed Marvel's intuition with Sony as proof that two big parties can come together for the greater good, incorporating Spider-Man: Homecoming into the MCU.
"Spidey in Civil War and in the upcoming Infinity War is yet another dream that I didn’t even dare to talk about publicly because I thought the odds of it were very slim. So, no plans beyond that right now for any of the few remaining characters that aren’t already in the MCU, but I always say ‘never say never,’ who knows what can happen in the future?"
If Disney make this stunning acquisition, there won't need to be any deal struck. It will be the studio's choice where they go from here as they possess all the Marvel superhero cards.