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!