It’s important to note that deals of this nature (and size) take time to go into effect; there are various regulatory bodies involved and the deal will face some scrutiny before it completes. The buyout would make Disney arguably the most powerful movie studio of all time and, as such, is being closely examined as it progresses – not least by Congress, where Democratic members have called for hearings examining the deal more closely. It will be some time before we know the full impact of the buyout.

For more on this, check out our rundown of the movie and TV properties Disney can expect from Fox, or read Disney CEO Bob Iger’s view on Deadpool and maintaining its R-rating.


Matt Davidson is a freelance writer for IGN. Contact him on Twitter if you’re into that kind of thing.