The Disney-Fox Acquisition Is Complete

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There should be more laws when it comes to these sorts of aquistions and deals.
 

Xiaoki

Member
Whooo! X-Men after credits scene here we come.

Remember, the shawarma after credits for Avengers was filmed 2 days after the Hollywood premiere.
 
Can a comic nerd explain to me what this means for Inhumans? That is assuming Marvel uses the X-Men property eventually. I'm under the impression that Marvel started strengthening the "Inhumans" brand because the X-Men were presently unavailable, but I'd like to know if I'm wrong.

What would be really cool, if Marvel makes an X-Men movie, would be if they used a new version of the 90s cartoon theme... even if it were just in a teaser. It would tickle me even more if they hired Ron Wasserman to compose it. People would be stepping over each other to buy a ticket if that music were in a teaser/trailer.
 
What would your suggestion be? Fox were shutting shop and selling anyway. What should have happened?
I'm not very well read when it comes economics and business practices, but I find the existence of monopolies like Disney disgusting and harmful to the market of film and toys. I believe that competition can drive improvement to a product by giving challenge and the multiple players can come up with some pretty unique ideas. When there is no challenge or different people coming up with different ideas, you get stagnation which leads to a decline in quality of a product. More companies should have a foothold in the market, Disney is discouraging this with their aquistions, they have become too large to compete with.

As what can be done, I think more laws should be in place to prevent these practices in the future, and if possible I would like to see these sorts of businesses divided and segregated, like when Standard Oil was divided up in 1911 under the Sherman Antitrust Act.

I do believe businesses should have some leeway in some instances, but to muscle out competition in such a manner is unacceptable.

EDIT: I got so wrapped up on monopolies that I forgot the intial question. "What should Fox have done when it was closing shop"? Perhaps selling some properties to other companies that do not already have the size and strength of Disney?
 
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Disney honestly doesn't need Fox, but Fox needs Disney more than anyone. From what I've heard, Ruppert Murdoch wants to focus more on News and Sports, and with Fox having lost a lot of relevance recently, it'd be best to sell the entertainment stuff to another company. Besides, it's not like Disney owns all of Fox now. Fox network, and the aforementioned News and Sports stuff, still exist as a separate company under "Fox Corporation".
 
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Also, let's not forget this isn't the first time Fox sold one of their assets to Disney. Almost a 2 decades ago, Fox sold is children's unit, Fox Family Worldwide to Disney in 2001. In it Disney, gained the Fox Family Channel, Saban Entertainment, Fox Kids Network, and the entire programing library that goes with it.

Fox lost their entire children's entertainment division to Disney, now they lost everything else to them.
 
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llien

Member
Power is where money is.
So, vote with your wallet.

I don't see Disney and Netflix to be all that different.
If anything, Netflix is threatening the whole theater business.

Movie ticket pricing are already not based on competition.
So the main group that could be harmed by this kind of monopolies, are the movie stars.
 
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bitbydeath

Member
Power is where money is.
So, vote with your wallet.

I don't see Disney and Netflix to be all that different.
If anything, Netflix is threatening the whole theater business.

Movie ticket pricing are already not based on competition.
So the main group that could be harmed by this kind of monopolies, are the movie stars.

I agree. I think Disney needs Fox to try keep up with Netflix.
 

Dunki

Member
So basically it is now even more worth to get a subscription to the Diseny Streaming Service?^^

If we get everything Disney now has in Germany as well I will certainly subscribe. Amazon Prime in Germany is a Joke and _Netflix also has not as many movies and series as in the US.
 
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