I'm sure everyone's read the stories today. 

Disney bought Fox entertainment for more than $50 million in stock. Fox will keep its news and sports channels, and Disney gets almost everything else, including the film rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four.

In addition, Disney picks up some non-Marvel brands of sigificance, including The Simpsons, Avatar and Kingsman. Disney also adds Fox's 30 percent ownership of Hulu to its own 30 percent share, for a majority share.

So, what do y'all think?

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I think that if there is a fee, it would be waived. I mean, it is basically one division of the company helping out another division of the same company. Or if one division paid a fee that fee would probably get paid back some other way. I have seen some companies do some weird and strange stuff either to avoid some law or for tax purposes.

Luke Blanchard said:

Luke Blanchard said:

Also, Marvel might have to share the profits with other divisions of the company, making its bottom line look worse.

I didn't put that last point clearly. I figure there's a division of Disney that licenses the Disney characters, and if Marvel did those comics it would have to pay a fee, even though it's another division of the conglomerate. So for Marvel it might be more profitable to do Squirrel Girl than Mickey Mouse even if Mickey Mouse would sell more.

Yeah, I've seen a couple of those.

Richard Willis said:

The Baron said:

I've been seeing gags about the Alien queens being Disney princesses now.

Did anyone create a meme of a Xenomorph wearing princess drag?

I did a search. My favorite so far.

Now you got me wanting to see Buffy in the princess outfit! lol

Read an interesting Forbes column (that I can't find now) speculating on the fate of Fox TV shows. Those created by Fox production go to Disney, but four shows on Fox -- Gotham, Lucifer, and two others -- are owned by other studios and only air on Fox. 

The writer speculates that Disney will wipe the slate clean of shows that aren't hits or proprietary -- which means The Gifted, which Disney now owns and is part of the X-franchise, is probably safe. The Simpsons is safe, too.

Weirdly, this article speculated that Lucifer and Gotham are probably safe, at least in the short term. Disney doesn't own the Fox channel, which airs news and sports, but does own the bulk of its scripted shows. So Fox channel is going to need a lot of programming, and pronto. Murdoch reportedly wants to fill that air with reality shows, but it takes time to develop those shows, sign the contracts, and so forth. Fox probably won't have a full lineup in place until the 2019 season. 

Which means they'll need whatever programming they can get their hands on for 2018. Lucifer and Gotham are owned by Warner Bros., so are unaffected by the Disney deal, and are already in place. Fox need do nothing and they've got those two hours filled. So they'll probably do nothing.

So Lucifer and Gotham are probably locks for Season 4 and Season 5, respectively. Those could be the concluding seasons, or WB could shop them elsewhere for 2019 -- like The CW, for example. Or they might continue on Fox until they eventually expire of natural causes, if that's what Murdoch decides to do.

As noted, this is all speculation. But it makes sense. Plus, it informed of the status of shows like Lucifer and Gotham, which I didn't know. I had wondered if they were part of the Disney deal, but they are not.

If Gotham got moved to the CW then that would open doors for some curious tie-ins to the other super hero shows still on the CW in 2019.  Maybe Supergirl goes back through time and meets the young Bruce Wayne?

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Read an interesting column (that I can't find now) speculating on the fate of Fox TV shows. Those created by Fox production go to Disney, but four shows on Fox -- Gotham, Lucifer, and two others -- are owned by other studios and only air on Fox. 

The writer speculates that Disney will wipe the slate clean of shows that aren't hits or proprietary -- which means The Gifted, which Disney now owns and is part of the X-franchise, is probably safe. The Simpsons is safe, too.

Weirdly, this article speculated that Lucifer and Gotham are probably safe, at least in the short term. Disney doesn't own the Fox channel, which airs news and sports, but does own the bulk of its scripted shows. So Fox channel is going to need a lot of programming, and pronto. Murdoch reportedly wants to fill that air with reality shows, but it takes time to develop those shows, sign the contracts, and so forth. Fox probably won't have a full lineup in place until the 2019 season. 

Which means they'll need whatever programming they can get their hands on for 2018. Lucifer and Gotham are owned by Warner Bros., so are unaffected by the Disney deal, and are already in place. Fox need do nothing and they've got those two hours filled. So they'll probably do nothing.

So Lucifer and Gotham are probably locks for Season 4 and Season 5, respectively. Those could be the concluding seasons, or WB could shop them elsewhere for 2019 -- like The CW, for example. Or they might continue on Fox until they eventually expire of natural causes, if that's what Murdoch decides to do.

As noted, this is all speculation. But it makes sense. Plus, it of the status of shows like Lucifer and Gotham, which I didn't know. I had wondered if they were part of the Disney deal, but they are not.

Sounds like Gotham and Lucifer are safe for sure. If the Fox network decides to drop one or both, Warner Bros, after all, is the "W" in The CW. 

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