Here's what the Disney-21st Century Fox acquisition means for entertainment fans

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Thursday, December 14, 2017
What the Disney-Fox acquisition means for entertainment
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From Marvel characters like the X-Men to fun franchises like ''Home Alone'' to TV favorites like ''The Simpsons,'' here's what the new deal means for entertainment fans.

The Walt Disney Company made a major announcement on Thursday: It will acquire 21st Century Fox.

While parts of Fox, such as Fox News, will spin off and not be acquired, the deal is major news for entertainment fans because much of what is included are TV and film properties.

This means that Disney will have a whole host of fictional characters and worlds that it will be able to use in future films and shows. Here's a look at just a sampling of what Disney will own.


The X-Men can now team up with the Avengers.

Though Disney already owned Marvel and all the characters in the the Marvel Cinematic Universe, certain characters from Marvel comics were owned by Fox and did not appear in the MCU films.

Here's a look at characters that can now join Iron Man, Captain America and all your favorite heroes in films produced by Marvel.


Fantastic Four



Other films and film franchises owned by 20th Century Fox include:


Die Hard

Gone Girl

Home Alone

Independence Day

Night at the Museum

Planet of the Apes


Disney will own shows produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21. These include:


The Americans

Family Guy


Modern Family

The Simpsons

This Is Us

The X-Files

This list is not comprehensive.

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