When Disney announced its plans to sign a deal with Fox, Marvel fans rejoiced, as it would mean the rights of the franchise could lie with one company, removing some of that pesky red tape dictating what each company could do with certain characters and properties. But now, Comcast is planning to snatch the rug right from under Disney by making an all-cash bid of $60 billion for the Fox assets Disney set to purchase in December. The deal is still in the early stages, which makes it the optimum time for Comcast to go full-on deceptive Loki.

Comcast plans to make an offer only if the AT&T acquisition of Time Warner clears regulatory approvals. The Justice Department sued to stop the acquisition and the case is currently in court. A bidding war (definitely not as dramatic as an Infinity War, but close!) might be inevitable, as Disney offered $52.4 billion in Disney stock and assumption of debt. If the $60 billion Comcast offer is made, Fox will have to consider it with its shareholders in mind. Even though Disney’s attempts to take over every nerd property has become somewhat tiresome, Marvel fans are unamused. We need a Deadpool and Avengers mashup to be a possibility!

(h/t Reuters)

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Xandra Harbet

Xandra Harbet

Xandra Harbet is an assistant editor at Adventure Publishing Group. She enjoys nerding out for articles on the Pop Insider, crafting weekly toy reviews for the Toy Insider and contributes to the trade magazines the Toy Book and the Licensing book. When Xandra isn't writing or attending conventions, she's dancing around her room in Supergirl cosplay, jammin' out to Britney Spears. She once had to stash her lightsaber behind a bush at the Rogue One premiere because the theater had a lame 'no Kyber crystal weapons' policy. Her friends insist that she's the poster child for Gryffindor because she's staunch in her beliefs and recklessly tries to change the world. You can follow her wild adventures on Twitter @stakingmyheart or glimpse her massive collection of selfies on Instagram @dontgostakinmyheart