All the ways Disney buying Fox could suck for fans
With its purchase of $52.4 billion in Fox assets, Disney moved from one of the most powerful studios in Hollywood to arguably the most powerful. The house that Mickey built will gain major properties like the X-Men, Avatar, and The Simpsons, along with a deeper catalog that includes movies like Alien, Predator, and fan fave Firefly.
The deal affects thousands of jobs and could have far-reaching repercussions for decades, but for a lot of genre fans it's exciting for basically one reason: Marvel Studios will now control the X-Men and Fantastic Four. That means two of Marvel's most storied franchises will finally be able to join its massively successful Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and yes, that could make for some positively awesome crossovers. We might finally get Wolverine on the Avengers or a Storm and Black Panther wedding. It also means the Fantastic Four might finally break through and be a success, which is welcome news to fans who have been burned for decades now.
That said, the deal isn't all great news for genre fans. In fact, there are quite a few reasons the deal could actually turn out to kind of suck for fans.