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Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox?

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OT Fans: “If you want to release the unaltered OT, you need to talk to 20th Century Fox.”

Kennedy: “Why is that?”

OT Fans: “Because Fox still owns the rights to 1977’s original Star Wars. So you have to finalise an extraordinary complex agreement in which you…”

Disney: “We bought 20th Century Fox.”

[Everybody turns and stares at them. Disney just shrugs]

Disney: “It seemed neater.”

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Who needs to see Rogue One? Just play the first mission of DARK FORCES 😉

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Whoa. That would also get X-Men and The Fantastic Four movie rights sorted out. I don’t think the world can survive another bad “we’re cranking this out just so we don’t lose the movie rights” FF film.


Where were you in '77?

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I’m not sure it’s worth the kind of monopoly this could create, if it’s even allowed.

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I’m kind of shocked that some of you guys are more excited by the prospect of this allowing Star Wars/Superhero movie rights to be cleaned up rather than horrified at how this shows that it’s within Disney’s power to own more than half of the studios producing mainstream movies. Hopefully this won’t fall through.

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TheQuazz said:

I’m kind of shocked that some of you guys are more excited by the prospect of this allowing Star Wars/Superhero movie rights to be cleaned up rather than horrified at how this shows that it’s within Disney’s power to own more than half of the studios producing mainstream movies. Hopefully this won’t fall through.

It’s definitely a concern of mine, but the prospect of an official release of the OUT is clouding my judgement.

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I think we’re overestimating how much 20th Century Fox has to do with the OUT, at least past 2020.

Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here; this is the war room!

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TheQuazz said:

I’m kind of shocked that some of you guys are more excited by the prospect of this allowing Star Wars/Superhero movie rights to be cleaned up rather than horrified at how this shows that it’s within Disney’s power to own more than half of the studios producing mainstream movies. Hopefully this won’t fall through.

Disney is the Borg. I’ve made peace with that. 😉

Now if Comcast was to sell them Universal, then I’d be worried. I would think it would be business as usual at Fox is this goes through. I don’t think they’re going to suddenly stop making R rated action films or anything.

Unless one owns a crap load of stock in either company, we really don’t have any control over this.

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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

I think we’re overestimating how much 20th Century Fox has to do with the OUT, at least past 2020.

Getting Fox out of the way denies the naysayers an argument.

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people here do not know jack shit about business…this is not even close to a legal monopoly. They wont own a majority share of the market because universal and warners along with others wont let them.

they will never buy DC comics or warner bros or universal or even the inevitable newcomers

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someone got up on the wrong side of the bacta tank this morning.

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Inevitable newcomers? I don’t think so. They become the slightest threat to the established corporations and they’ll be bought up. There isn’t going to be any new company on the level of Warners or Disney, at least not from the ground up.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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Nothing short of the complete and utter collapse of Hollywood will bring Disney down to size and allow newcomers to ascend.

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I believe the original, theatrical versions of SW & TESB are great films. Beyond that, I have little in common with the typical
Star Wars fan here. Just a heads-up so you aren’t too taken aback when I say I prefer Dark Empire over Return of the Jedi.

My screenplay index.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Nothing short of the complete and utter collapse of Hollywood will bring Disney down to size and allow newcomers to ascend.

Disney’s bigger than that.

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Zazeron the serpent said:

people here do not know jack shit about business…this is not even close to a legal monopoly. They wont own a majority share of the market because universal and warners along with others wont let them.

they will never buy DC comics or warner bros or universal or even the inevitable newcomers

Woah calm down there Bob

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Not that it really matters (as evidenced most recently by Thor: Ragnarok), but I wonder why Universal will always own the release rights to any future standalone Hulk film.

Did Marvel completely sell them off at some point?

Is it different from the situation with F4 where Fox needs to make another movie every several years?

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Fang Zei said:

Not that it really matters (as evidenced most recently by Thor: Ragnarok), but I wonder why Universal will always own the release rights to any future standalone Hulk film.

Did Marvel completely sell them off at some point?

Is it different from the situation with F4 where Fox needs to make another movie every several years?

I found this article on Hulk that should help:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2015/06/19/details-of-marvels-hulk-film-rights-fans-can-relax-about-sequel/

Looks like Universal lost the character by not making Ang Lee’s Hulk 2, but they managed to keep the right of first refusal for distribution, which means Disney would share some profits with Universal on MCU Hulk standalone movies.

As opposed to Fox, which keeps making F4 movies to keep the characters.

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Wazzles said:

TheQuazz said:

I’m kind of shocked that some of you guys are more excited by the prospect of this allowing Star Wars/Superhero movie rights to be cleaned up rather than horrified at how this shows that it’s within Disney’s power to own more than half of the studios producing mainstream movies. Hopefully this won’t fall through.

It’s definitely a concern of mine, but the prospect of an official release of the OUT is clouding my judgement.

lol same here

also I can’t see how this gets approved. There are only six movie companies right now…If I were in charge of merging I wouldn’t let them get merged!

http://www.chron.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/The-Simpsons-Predicted-Disney-Would-Buy-12338313.php

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Do they not see the birds controlled in the atmosphere of the sky? none holds them up except Allah. Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe. – Quran (16:79)

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Wazzles said:

TheQuazz said:

I’m kind of shocked that some of you guys are more excited by the prospect of this allowing Star Wars/Superhero movie rights to be cleaned up rather than horrified at how this shows that it’s within Disney’s power to own more than half of the studios producing mainstream movies. Hopefully this won’t fall through.

It’s definitely a concern of mine, but the prospect of an official release of the OUT is clouding my judgement.

This. Finally getting the OOT would be worth damn near anything.

“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.”

Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death

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darklordoftech said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

I think we’re overestimating how much 20th Century Fox has to do with the OUT, at least past 2020.

Getting Fox out of the way denies the naysayers an argument.

Unless my paranoid belief that George put a stipulation prevent its release into the contract or his will proves correct.

“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.”

Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death

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