I think this isn’t actually good news and should be discussed beyond the comic book repercussions (X-Avengers). It really does seem like this will give too much leverage to one company and will reduce the options for filmmakers.
The Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Fox behemoth combined with the end of net-neutrality does not bode well for diversity and freedom of choice!
Disney’s $52.4 billion deal to acquire a significant portion of 21st Century Fox has earned the blessing of President Trump, though he reportedly first needed to be assured that Fox News wouldn’t change hands.
The Writers Guild of America has issued a statement:
“In the relentless drive to eliminate competition, big business has an insatiable appetite for consolidation. Disney and Fox have spent decades profiting from the oligopolistic control that the six major media conglomerates have exercised over the entertainment industry, often at the expense of the creators who power their television and film operations. Now, this proposed merger of direct competitors will make matters even worse by substantially increasing the market power of a combined Disney-Fox corporation. The antitrust concerns raised by this deal are obvious and significant. The Writers Guild of America West strongly opposes this merger and will work to ensure our nation’s antitrust laws are enforced.”