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Drill Down 535 Movie Pass

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Disney votes to buy Fox, is Amazon’s facial recognition racist?, a big loss for Facebook, is Moviepass dead?, robot Segways … and much, much more.

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Disney To Acquire Fox As Comcast Bows Out Of Bidding War
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For the past few months, The Walt Disney Company and Comcast have been engaged in a bidding war over 21st Century Fox‘s entertainment assets.

It was just a few weeks ago now that Disney upped their bid to $71 billion, essentially making it impossible for Comcast to top them. And now Comcast, which already owns Universal Pictures, is bowing out. Check out the full story, below.

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Department Of Justice Approves Disney’s Acquisition Of Fox
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20th Century Fox

The fight over 21st Century Fox‘s entertainment assets is over. And it looks like the Marvel Cinematic Universe has the potential to get a lot bigger.

New reports confirm that the Department of Justice has approved of The Walt Disney Company‘s $71 billion offer to acquire Fox’s entertainment assets. This includes TV and film properties. More on the story below.

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Disney Outbids Comcast To Acquire Fox With New $71 Billion Offer
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Disney Increases Bid To Acquire Fox

There is a bidding war over who gets to own 21st Century Fox‘s entertainment assets. Recently Comcast made an all-cash offer of $65 billion to acquire Fox’s entertainment assets. This was significantly higher than The Walt Disney Company‘s not-so-official, as it turned out, $52 billion offer. At which point, Disney had only a few days to match or bring in a higher bid.

And according new reports, the Mouse House has done just that. The studio has recently sweetened their deal by adding some cash of their own to the previous stock-offer. This will take their total bid to $71 billion. Not only that, but it appears that Fox has accepted the deal. More on the story below.

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Comcast’s Bid To Acquire Fox Officially Higher Than Disney’s
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Comcast Makes Bid To Acquire Fox

Last year, The Walt Disney Company announced that they had reached a deal to buy the 21st Century Fox‘s entertainment assets. Fox was to keep their news and sports properties while Disney acquired their movie and television assets. It was a big move for the studio who already has Pixar, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm. It also, of course, finally brought the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties back home to Marvel.

But as that initially appeared to be a done deal, Comcast, the company who owns Universal Pictures, made their own interest in making a bid to acquire Fox known. Now Comcast has made an offer to acquire Fox’s entertainment assets for $65 billion, which is significantly higher than Disney’s $52 billion deal. More on the story below.

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Comcast Is Preparing An All-Cash Bid For Fox’s Entertainment Assets
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20th Century Fox

It’s been almost six months since Disney made the historic move to acquire nearly all of Fox‘s entertainment assets for the price of $52 billion dollars. However, a lot has changed since then. And it looks like there are other parties who are interested in claiming a piece of the Fox pie.

Earlier this year, Comcast expressed interest in acquiring Fox. The company, which also owns Universal, originally made a higher bid than the Mouse House. Their stake was priced at $60 billion. But the deal was rejected with Fox citing anti-trust issues. Now it looks like Comcast is making another move for Fox. This time offering all cash as opposed to Disney’s stock options. More on the story below.

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Final Trailer For ‘Deadpool 2’ Released By 20th Century Fox
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Deadpool 2 Second Coming

20th Century Fox has released a final trailer for Deadpool 2, which once again stars Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth. The trailer comes a month before the sequel arrives in theaters.

Starring alongside Reynolds in the movie is Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy. It’s directed by David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde) this time around, who steps in for original director Tim Miller. The screenplay was penned by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland), along with Reynolds.

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Official Trailer For ‘Deadpool 2’ Starring Ryan Reynolds Is Here
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Deadpool 2 Trailer

We’ve seen some great promos for the highly anticipated sequel Deadpool 2, such as the Bob Ross parody “Wet on Wet,” or the Flashdance-inspired poster, or the “Meet Cable” video.

But now it’s time to get serious. As serious as Deadpool can get, anyway. 20th Century Fox has finally released the first official trailer for the follow-up, and you can give it a watch below.

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Fox Developing A ‘Silver Surfer’ Film With Brian K. Vaughan Writing The Script
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Silver Surfer, Volume 1: New Dawn

20th Century Fox is going to hold on to those Fantastic Four rights for as long as they can. So despite Disney’s acquisition of their rival studio awaiting approval, Fox will continue to announce Marvel projects.

Take for instance the new Silver Surfer film they have just announced. More on the story below.

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Disney Acquisition Of FOX May Not Go Through; Comcast Still Interested
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20th Century Fox

Last year, Disney made a monumental move when they acquired FOX for a mere $52 billion. The mouse would be taking all of FOX’s film and TV assets, leaving the studio only with its sports and news. In fact, FOX has already been making the necessary moves to fill some of the void that will be left when the acquisition goes through by making a deal with the NFL to be the host network for Thursday Night Football.

However, it looks like the deal that was supposed to bring in Marvel and the original X-Men trilogy into the Disney fold may not be happening. This according to new reports that say Comcast is still interested in acquiring FOX. More on the story below.

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