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#1 Posted by MICKEY-MOUSE (36710 posts) - - Show Bio

Die Comcast Die!!!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/io9.gizmodo.com/comcast-drops-its-bid-to-buy-fox-meaning-theres-nothin-1827713684/amp

Bow before Mickey!!!

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#2 Posted by Amcu (16609 posts) - - Show Bio

Technically its not official until the government approves it if I'm not mistaken. But Comcast has bowed out of the bidding war.

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#3 Posted by mrmonster (15098 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really know how to feel about this.

On one hand, Disney now has control of the film industry like no one else ever has. They're almost a monopoly.

On the other hand, Disney does seem to know what they're doing. Every year they make at least a few great movies a lot of enjoyable movies.

So, that begs the question; is an almost-monopoly okay if the company still makes good products? That's a question all film fans will have to answer soon.

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#4 Posted by Batvibe12 (5637 posts) - - Show Bio

That's good.

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#5 Posted by Asgaard (4378 posts) - - Show Bio

Let the Captain Salt spam begin...

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#6 Posted by lazorguns (2154 posts) - - Show Bio

@amcu: DoJ already gave them the approval.

So...

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#7 Posted by SuperHulk24 (534 posts) - - Show Bio

The bias towards Disney is a damn joke. People seem to forget that movies existed before 2015 when Disney really started dominating.

Disney getting closer and closer to a monopoly is OK as long as the X-men/FF4 are back with daddy Disney.

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#8 Posted by GeorgeWBush (11812 posts) - - Show Bio

Feige is going to have to think really hard about how to include the X-men in the MCU now lol

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#9 Edited by rogueshadow (29247 posts) - - Show Bio

Recently, I've actually been hoping Comcast get it to be honest, as much as I want the X-Men/FF in the MCU, Disney utterly dominate the market now. It's over. They'll wreck Netflix next.

@georgewbush said:

Feige is going to have to think really hard about how to include the X-men in the MCU now lol

He's probably been thinking about that for years anyway and they've said they always have contingencies in case they get rights to characters. They've probably been directly planning for this eventuality since the deal began, which was probably several months before it became public, so close to a year.

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#10 Posted by lazorguns (2154 posts) - - Show Bio

@rogueshadow: Wait, you root for Comcast? They're the worst.

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#11 Edited by Amcu (16609 posts) - - Show Bio

@amcu: DoJ already gave them the approval.

So...

Official confirmation that the deal will go through and is fine. When? Also is the Department of Justice the only part of the government that has a say over the deal?

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#12 Posted by Kevd4wg (12691 posts) - - Show Bio

you know, while this does mean that Disney has more of a monopoly, it also means we get Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer in the MCU, which is way more important

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#13 Posted by KingOfWakanda (2375 posts) - - Show Bio

Good. More characters for Phase 4. Maybe some new shows.

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#14 Posted by Outside_85 (23518 posts) - - Show Bio

gratz to the X-Men fans, sucks to be everyone else.

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#15 Posted by Asgaard (4378 posts) - - Show Bio

Recently, I've actually been hoping Comcast get it to be honest, as much as I want the X-Men/FF in the MCU, Disney utterly dominate the market now. It's over. They'll wreck Netflix next.

@georgewbush said:

Feige is going to have to think really hard about how to include the X-men in the MCU now lol

He's probably been thinking about that for years anyway and they've said they always have contingencies in case they get rights to characters. They've probably been directly planning for this eventuality since the deal began, which was probably several months before it became public, so close to a year.

They will probably built a separate universe from 0, with the X-Men and FF and more properties, and do Secret Wars in like 2030.

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#17 Posted by lazorguns (2154 posts) - - Show Bio

@asgaard: They ain't waiting that long to use X-Men. They'll be used the moment they're able to.

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#18 Posted by the_stegman (40186 posts) - - Show Bio

And now Disney will own 40% of the movie biz....sigh

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#19 Posted by Vivec3629 (446 posts) - - Show Bio

Poor for the film industry, and for the X-Men, very hard to say. Disney certainly has the ability to do well, but they tend to homogenize all of their products. I suspect Marvel, Star Wars, and X-Men are probably going to have a very similar feel now. Yay. Got to love cotton candy for every meal...

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#20 Posted by Outside_85 (23518 posts) - - Show Bio

Tell me how it's good that Disney owns virtually every marketable franchise outside of DC, Dr. Who and Transformers?

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#23 Posted by BruceVeidt (3570 posts) - - Show Bio

@asgaard said:

Let the Captain Salt spam begin...

I am ready. He won't get pass 10 posts

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#24 Posted by Asgaard (4378 posts) - - Show Bio

@asgaard: They ain't waiting that long to use X-Men. They'll be used the moment they're able to.

That never was how Feige works, and its not like the X-Men will save the Mcu... (lol)

The intelligent Feige would wait a few years so that there would be some nostalgia for the X-Men characters, i must remember you that the X-Men is not a fresh franchise like for example BP or Doctor Strange.

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#25 Edited by lazorguns (2154 posts) - - Show Bio

@asgaard: They're not waiting 12 freaking years.

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#26 Posted by IceDemonKing (9985 posts) - - Show Bio

I for one welcome our new mouse overlord.

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#27 Posted by Flash1812 (5717 posts) - - Show Bio

@asgaard: lmao what makes you think the MCU needs saving?

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#28 Posted by Asgaard (4378 posts) - - Show Bio

@asgaard: They're not waiting 12 freaking years.

I never said that, like 5-6 years (less for FF) to the new X-Men movies and one day (maybe 12 years) for Secret Wars.

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#29 Posted by Asgaard (4378 posts) - - Show Bio

@asgaard: lmao what makes you think the MCU needs saving?

I said...

its not like the X-Men will save the Mcu...

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#30 Posted by lazorguns (2154 posts) - - Show Bio

@asgaard: They aren't making them a separate universe, either.

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#31 Posted by deltahuman (4969 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a fan of Disney monopoly honestly and they already have control over a lot of things. So mixed feelings.

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#32 Posted by TonyMartial (9169 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a fan of Disney monopoly honestly and they already have control over a lot of things. So mixed feelings.

They just pruduce generic content. We won't be getting any thrillers, horrors, romances bla bla. It will be the same action adventure movies.

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#33 Posted by deltahuman (4969 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonymartial:

Yeah. That is the main issue. The stuff they make is honestly generic. Disney moniker is associated with a certain kind of movies. And lately it seems like they've imposed that style over everything the own.

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#34 Posted by Essem (286 posts) - - Show Bio

Sad news as a movie going and comic book movie fan. I liked X-Men being its own thing and have its own style. There are enough "MCU-esque" movies already. More generic and boring but critic proof X-Men movie son the way. NO thanks.

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#35 Edited by Asgaard (4378 posts) - - Show Bio
@lazorguns said:

@asgaard: They aren't making them a separate universe, either.

Not that easy to introduce the X-Men & mutants in the current Mcu worldbuilding...

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#36 Posted by lazorguns (2154 posts) - - Show Bio

@asgaard: They'll find a way. Hell with all the cosmic stuff they can easily insert them in.

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#37 Posted by Lan_Fan (13055 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd be lying if I said I liked this.

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#38 Posted by Thesenate (701 posts) - - Show Bio

Great.....

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#39 Posted by buttersdaman000 (22714 posts) - - Show Bio

This should honestly be illegal. Disney owns 40% of the market now.

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#40 Posted by xZone (10333 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrmonster: It's ok with me until Disney tells theatres "your going to give us an extra dollar per ticket sold because our movies are better/most the movies released are ours" therefore making people pay extra. Long as that kinda thing doesn't happen it's cool with me

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#41 Edited by Ready_4_Madness (15788 posts) - - Show Bio

It’s not even about X-Men for me, I wanna see Silver Surfer and Dr. Doom in the MCU.

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#42 Posted by Thesenate (701 posts) - - Show Bio

@xzone: They already do that to theaters. Disney usually takes a bigger cut of the ticket sales than most companies and makes theaters play their movies on the biggest screens for a predetermined amount of time. I haven't felt the effect of that as a consumer but time will tell. Disney will no doubt get more and more bold and scummy with this acquisition though.

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#43 Edited by mrmonster (15098 posts) - - Show Bio

@xzone said:

@mrmonster: It's ok with me until Disney tells theatres "your going to give us an extra dollar per ticket sold because our movies are better/most the movies released are ours" therefore making people pay extra. Long as that kinda thing doesn't happen it's cool with me

That right there is the ever present danger with monopolies; once a company achieves that much power over the market, they don't have to care about anything. And if Disney does decide to take the attitude of "our movies are more popular than everyone else's" they won't be wrong, which makes things even worse.

But in spite of all that, people are fine with this because we MIGHT get an Avengers/X-Men or Avengers/Fantastic Four crossover someday. Yeah, let's let one company practically monopolize entertainment just for the sake of Captain America, Wolverine, and Human Torch sharing a few minutes of screen time, great trade off.

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#44 Posted by JohnCena69swag (3864 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll be happy to see a complete mcu but also RIP rated R movies.