Disney’s plans to acquire most of the assets of 21st Century Fox could reshape Hollywood. Assuming the $US52.4 billion deal goes through, the Mouse House will get the rights to the “Avatar” movies, full control over movies based on Marvel’s X-men characters, and the rights to distribute the original “Star Wars” movie. As we can see in this chart from Statista, Disney was already the top movie studio; adding on Fox’s assets should cement its lead.
But the move is about more than movies. The deal includes Fox’s 30% stake in Hulu, which would make Disney the majority owner of the streaming service and put it in a good position to compete with Netflix.