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Tag: Disney Streaming service

Disney Increases Bid For Fox To $71.3 Billion, 10% Higher Than Comcast’s

Brace yourselves. A bidding war is here. Disney has increased its offer to purchase 21st Century Fox, once again taking the reigns from Comcast and becoming the highest bidder. According to a new report from Deadline, Disney has increased its bid to $71.3 billion, significantly higher than the $65 billion offer from Comcast last week. Disney's new offer comes down to ...

Comcast Makes $65 Billion Bid For Fox, Topping Disney’s Offer

The battle for Fox is officially on. Comcast today submitted a competing bid for 21st Century Fox's film and television assets, initiating what could well result in a high-stakes bidding war with its biggest media rival, The Walt Disney Company. The U.S. cable conglomerate made an all-cash bid of $65 billion for much of Fox’s film ...

Disney-Fox Deal Likely To Close By Summer 2019

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos The planned acquisition of 20th Century Fox by the Walt Disney Company is expected to close by summer of next year, according to Fox President Peter Rice. The merger, which will bring together two of Hollywood's most historic brands and reunite the vast majority of the Star Wars and Marvel Comics film rights, was ...

‘Lego Ninjago Movie’ Director Charlie Bean To Helm Disney’s Live-Action ‘Lady and the Tramp’

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos It looks like Disney's trend of remaking classic animated films into live-action features will continue as the studio has announced its next remake along with a director and writer. In an exclusive report by The Hollywood Reporter, Charlie Bean, who directed The Lego Ninjago Movie, has closed a deal to helm the live-action/CG hybrid ...

Disney CEO Bob Iger Has No Plans to Change Fox Searchlight After Purchase

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos In what should come as a major sigh of relief for movie fans, Disney CEO and Board Chairman Bob Iger announced today that here are no plans to rebrand or change the business operations of Fox Searchlight if and when Disney’s bid for 21st Century Fox assets receives regulatory approval. The statement came during Disney’s Annual Meeting ...

Jon Favreau To Write and Produce New Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Today, Lucasfilm continued its massive expansion of the Star Wars universe as it announced that  Oscar nominated producer & actor Jon Favreau has been tapped to write and executive produce a live-action Star Wars series for Disney's new streaming platform. Details are being kept close to the chest as of now but Favreau is no stranger to the Star ...

Disney Announces New T.V Shows For Its Streaming Service Including Star Wars & Marvel

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Wow, Disney has had quite a day. Not long after the bombshell announcement that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson was developing a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, Disney then went on to announce a slew of new T.V shows for its anticipated streaming service. Check it out below! https://twitter.com/benfritz/status/928741333996486656 The announcement comes from ...

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