With the news that the Walt Disney Company was in negotiations to purchase the entertainment divisions of 21st Century Fox, geek circles were driven into a frenzy. While there would be implications for properties like Star Wars and Avatar, fans were most excited about the X-Men entering the MCU.
Those talks might have cooled for now, but that hasn't stopped one fan from adding Marvel's Merry Mutants into the opening graphic for Marvel Studios. Check it out in the clip above!
The new footage showcases some of the heaviest hitters from the franchise, including Hugh Jackman's performance as Logan, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, and Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier.
Though the deal is far from actually going through, it's still fun to speculate and even dream of the possibilities if such a purchase occurred. Would Jackman return to star in a big crossover movie? Would we get Avengers vs X-Men on the big screen? And how would they solve the Quicksilver conundrum!?
With the prospect bumping up both companies' stock offerings and fan support through the roof, maybe Disney and Fox will reconsider the deal — or maybe not. But the News Corp. subsidiary has been exploring certain possibilities for their future in media.
A few years ago, Rupert Murdoch pitched a plan to merge the company with Time Warner, which would have put the X-Men and the Justice League under the same roof. Though the Time Warner board didn't entertain the offer, the fact that it was even considered by Fox caused a lot of commotion.
The report of the new talks with Disney posits that 21st Century Fox wants to offload its entertainment assets in order to focus on news and sports, areas it has excelled in over the last decade but has recently slumped.
With Disney's seemingly endless pockets, it wouldn't be a major shock to see the House of Mouse get much, much bigger in obtaining the rights to intellectual properties like Planet of the Apes, Avatar, X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and much more.
Hopefully we learn more in the short future.