Disney‘s rumoured talks to acquire 21st Century Fox have once again gained traction following the initial news going public and stock prices taking a bump.
A few weeks ago rumours surfaced to suggest that Disney was in talks with purchasing FOX and 20th Century Fox parent company, 21st Century Fox. While nothing was confirmed and it eventually came to light that these talks had since died down, recent bumps in the stock market for both companies seem to have ignited these talks once more.
According to Deadline, as part of their irregular column Bart & Flemming, the two hosts (Mike Fleming Jr. and Peter Bart) discussed the rumours in more detail:
“The version I heard has the Murdoch clan keeping possession of sports and news properties, and the rest of TV and the film studio going to Disney,” wrote Fleming. “Radio silence right now from both studios, and given how Disney made the Marvel and Lucasfilm deals under the cone of silence, if this happens we’ll probably only know it when it’s announced.
“It is certainly being talked about today. Not surprisingly, the reaction around town is not enthusiasm, because of the uncertainty that comes with potentially reducing a major studio to content generators under the Disney silo system.”
During the first round of rumours fans were pretty excited as this would mean that finally all of Marvel’s worlds would collide and may become a part of the one universe. On the other hand, there was plenty of uncertainty in the industry as Disney would have a pretty big hand pool of studios underneath it.
As always a rumour is a rumour until it becomes fact, as as Flemming points out, we likely won’t hear anything official until an announcement.