If you're interested how this shakes out beyond the Marvel implications, this also means that Disney will the distribution rights to the original 1977 Star Wars film for Lucasfilm, as well as the rights to franchises like Avatar, Planet of the Apes, Alien, Predator, Die Hard, Kingsman, Ice Age and Night at the Museum, among others.
The deal is reportedly close to receiving regulatory approval. "It goes beyond just pushing the envelope for Comcast to use this bid to try to extend its reach yet further", said Gene Kimmelman, a former antitrust attorney for the Justice Department.
Disney's latest move raises the hurdle for Comcast, which now has to decide whether it is feasible to come back with a higher bid.
Disney is making a $70.3 billion counterbid for Fox's entertainment businesses following Comcast's $65 billion offer for the company. It can't really be said that Comcast would have really done anything good with them, so we will just have to wait and see how this pans out - as Comcast could still make a higher offer. Last week, a judge signed off on AT&T's purchase of Time Warner, the parent company of CNN.
Fox management was meeting today to evaluate the Comcast offer, which Comcast claims was superior to Disney's offer, although the value of Disney's all-stock offer had increased since December because the value of Disney stock has risen since then.
Bloomberg is now reporting the Walt Disney Company's potential purchase of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets is about to pass antitrust approval from US regulators, according to sources who know about the matter.
The deal would include Fox film and TV studios, some cable networks and global assets, but not Fox News Channel or the Fox television network.
Comcast is yet to comment on the new deal.
In midday trading, shares of Fox rallied almost 7 percent to $47.21. But the NY company also said it is still weighing both offers, and noted that Disney's new bid doesn't have any provisions in it that prevents Fox from considering other offers. Part of the business will be used to create an entity called "New Fox", which will include the highly lucrative Fox News, the sports channels FS1 and FS2, and the Fox broadcasting channel.
The bidding war between Disney and Comcast over 21st Century Fox assets could have some juice left in it, according to Jefferies analyst John Janedis.
Then tonight Brazil take to the pitch for the first time in Russian Federation , and their opening game is always an event. Thousands of football fans had gathered in the capital to watch Mexico's surprise 1-0 win over World Cup holders Germany .
The Wonder Woman sequel , titled Wonder Woman 1984 , will film for several weeks in the Alexandria area this summer. While Cheetah doesn't tend to use illusions, those are the preferred weapons of another Wonder Woman villain: Circe.
Ripert was in France with Anthony to film an upcoming episode of the award-winning show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown . CNN confirmed Bourdain's passing in a statement, listing the cause of death as suicide .
The win is Barty's second career WTA title, having triumphed previous year at the Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur. The British No.1 won only one more point as Barty clinched victory with a backhand pass.
That depends on the signing committee and the coach. "I'm just saying that to win the Champions League you need to have the best. However, Atletico responded with a counter-offer which will make him the club's best paid player by some distance.
The study also found that 54% of individuals who killed themselves had not been diagnosed with a mental-health condition. If you ever feel like you need to talk through any tough situation, Kern's Crisis Hotline is a 24-hour line for help.
Russian Federation is now hosting the World Cup , and promised "unprecedented" security measures in all cities hosting the games. The accident took place on Ilinka Street, about 200m from Red Square and Moscow's famous GUM shopping arcade.
So while it may have looked like the Royals were excluding Meghan at the occasion, it turns out she was just following protocol. At one point, Meghan also seemed uncertain about what to do with her clutch purse, and ended up placing it on the floor.
To end the first half, he made a 34-foot 3-pointer to trim the deficit to six after the Cavaliers held a 13-point advantage. Smith hits a three, more importantly the Cavaliers corralled three offensive rebounds and forced three Warriors turnovers.
The FBI obtained a warrant nine days before the presidential election to review those emails, found on the laptop of former Rep. At least among Trump's hardline supporters, the response would inevitably refer back to Clinton and the email controversy.
The difference in 13-year-old Courtney Haldwin when she is singing from her everyday self has to be seen to be believed. A former McKinley High student has graduated from glee club to America's Got Talent .
Why LA is better for LeBron James than Philadelphia
Several teams have been linked with moves for both players and there could be a scenario where they end up at the same team. But Lillard is too expensive on his current contract for the Lakersto afford him, George, and James in a practical way.
Russian Federation 5-0 Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia - Al-Mayoof; Al-Burayk, Osama Hawsawi , Omar Hawsawi , Shahrani; Ateef, Faraj; Dawsari, Jassam, Shehri; Muwallad. Veteran defender Sergei Ignashevich has been named in Russia's starting lineup for their World Cup opener with Saudi Arabia .
Ship with 900 migrants on board docks in Sicily
The vessel's journey came to an abrupt halt when the Italian Coast Guard told Aquarius to hold its position, the aid groups said. The Aquarius remains at sea south of Sicily, and will land in Valencia around Saturday, Doctors Without Borders said .
Belmont Stakes 2018: Results, payouts, order of finish
The future may be unknown or undetermined for Justify , but Baffert wasn't ready to stop glowing about what transpired Saturday. Restoring Hope, who like Justify is trained by Baffert, last ran May 5 but not in the Derby.
Melania Trump to appear at Ford's Theatre gala
The source added: "I don't know exactly when the move is supposed to happen, but it is being talked about as a permanent move". U.S. first lady Melania trump returns to the spotlight after a 25-day absence because of an operation on the kidneys.
Brazil legend Rivaldo: 'Fred right fit for Manchester United'
One ex-teammate told the South China Morning Post: " Fred's a good player skilfully, though he's not physically strong or quick". He rates youngster Scott McTominay, but Fred is an experienced Champions League player and now a Brazilian global .