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Walt Disney Company To Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. For $52.4 Billion In Stock

Welcome to the Business Section of our little home on the web 😉 Normally I wouldn’t be posting something as “newsy” and “corporate” as this, but with the Walt Disney films being something we support quite a bit over here in the Marvel Cinematic Universe along with those that we find of interest from 20th Century Fox, this news was a big deal. Check out the Official Press Statement from The Walt Disney Company below. Don’t worry I will chime in of course at the close.

The Press Release:
The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (21st Century Fox) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for approximately $52.4 billion in stock (subject to adjustment). Building on Disney’s commitment to deliver the highest quality branded entertainment, the acquisition of these complementary assets would allow Disney to create more appealing content, build more direct relationships with consumers around the world and deliver a more compelling entertainment experience to consumers wherever and however they choose. Immediately prior to the acquisition, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company that will be spun off to its shareholders.

Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders of 21st Century Fox will receive 0.2745 Disney shares for each 21st Century Fox share they hold (subject to adjustment for certain tax liabilities as described below). The exchange ratio was set based on a 30-day volume weighted average price of Disney stock. Disney will also assume approximately $13.7 billion of net debt of 21st Century Fox. The acquisition price implies a total equity value of approximately $52.4 billion and a total transaction value of approximately $66.1 billion (in each case based on the stated exchange ratio assuming no adjustment) for the business to be acquired by Disney, which includes consolidated assets along with a number of equity investments.

Popular Entertainment Properties to Join Disney Family:
Combining with Disney are 21st Century Fox’s critically acclaimed film production businesses, including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000, which together offer diverse and compelling storytelling businesses and are the homes of Avatar, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool, as well as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Hidden Figures, Gone Girl, The Shape of Water and The Martian—and its storied television creative units, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21, which have brought The Americans, This Is Us, Modern Family, The Simpsons and so many more hit TV series to viewers across the globe. Disney will also acquire FX Networks, National Geographic Partners, Fox Sports Regional Networks, Fox Networks Group International, Star India and Fox’s interests in Hulu, Sky plc, Tata Sky and Endemol Shine Group.

“The acquisition of this stellar collection of businesses from 21st Century Fox reflects the increasing consumer demand for a rich diversity of entertainment experiences that are more compelling, accessible and convenient than ever before,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “We’re honored and grateful that Rupert Murdoch has entrusted us with the future of businesses he spent a lifetime building, and we’re excited about this extraordinary opportunity to significantly increase our portfolio of well-loved franchises and branded content to greatly enhance our growing direct-to-consumer offerings. The deal will also substantially expand our international reach, allowing us to offer world-class storytelling and innovative distribution platforms to more consumers in key markets around the world.”
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20th Century Fox Presents: Deadpool’s “Wet on Wet” Teaser

The other day we got another teaser clip from the 2018 opening “Deadpool 2” film and while it pays homage to the late great Bob Ross and his painting show the best is left to the viewing of the clip itself so do please take a look.

Per The YouTube Video Page: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Alrighty then, I am pretty sure that “Deadpool 2” is not about that at all. Also, I am starting to think that I will have my hands full with clips like this one when it comes to the “Deadpool 2” film. They are really upping the level of ridiculousness and honestly that is fine by me.  Recently, some readers had been wondering why there has been such an uptick in content such as this and the answer is simple – With so many superhero themed movies and our regular attendance at the NY Comic Con and related conventions, it makes sense to keep these things flowing.  Don’t worry there is something here for everyone. That being said this was a fun clip for what I am sure will be a movie that will leave us in stitches. I cannot wait for the next revelation from their side of the fence. What did you readers think about this one? Let me know down in the comments below.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadpool_2

20th Century Fox’s “The New Mutants” Official Trailer

Though a lot of us fans out there wish that the X-Men family of characters were back in the hands of Marvel Studios, one has to agree that the people at 20th Century Fox have succeeded without a doubt with the films “Deadpool” and “Logan”. Each of those were rated “R” and pulled out all the stops that one would expect in such a film and heck, even “X-Men: Age Of Apocalypse” was not too bad. The next film in the franchise comes with “The New Mutants” and the first trailer was released a few days ago. Check it out.

The Premise: Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves. (thanks Wiki)

The Cast/Characters:
Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin/Magik
Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane
Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball
Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot
Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage
Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’m not sure about how much I like the idea of “The New Mutants” being a bit of a Horror film, I am surprisingly intrigued about their taking this route. I enjoyed the original cast of characters in the comic book that I purchased so very long ago and think that it will be cool to see them fleshed out on the big screen. Fox did a pretty great job with “Logan” and if you have not seen that one yet I say get to purchasing the DVD release, or the Blu-ray since that is what we did. This film comes out in April of 2018 so I am thinking that a longer and more in-depth trailer will be coming eventually. When that happens you can count on my sharing it here. Until then you can let me know what you think about this one down below.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Mutants_(film)

Tonight: “The Gifted” Series Premiere On Fox (10/2/2017)

The latest Fox effort around the X-Men franchise comes care of this new show which will run for ten episodes. Take a look at the series poster along with some reminder premise and cast of characters below.

The Premise: Two ordinary parents take their family on the run from the government when they discover that their children have mutant abilities, and join an underground community of mutants who have to fight to survive.
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A Few Character Posters From “The Gifted” For You

The folks at Fox recently released a few character posters from their upcoming series “The Gifted” and since I love sharing that sort of stuff with you readers I wanted to finally attend to it. In these posters we get four of the new mutants that will be appearing on the show and by “new” I mean for the first time on an X-Men related property. Unless I am mistaken we have not seen any of these characters before (besides Blink). Dig in.

The Premise: Two ordinary parents take their family on the run from the government when they discover that their children have mutant abilities, and join an underground community of mutants who have to fight to survive. (thanks Wiki).

Jamie Chung as Blink

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