Throughout its nearly 30 years of being on television, The Simpsons
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One of the biggest, and eeriest, predictions from The Simpsons that came true was based on an episode from 2000, "Bart to the Future," which shows Lisa Simpson becoming president. In the episode, Lisa at one point shared, "We've inherited quite a budget crunch from president Trump." It would take another 16 years before Trump was elected president.
Given how specific and early this joke was made, fans were shocked about the prediction becoming a reality.
“That just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom,” Simpsons writer Dan Greaney told The Hollywood Reporter of the joke. “It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane.”
While it's too early to tell what Disney's purchase of Fox could mean, the first thing fans are jumping to is the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel initially sold the rights for the X-Men to Fox in the mid-'90s when the company was on the verge of bankruptcy. In 1999, Fox released X-Men, which kicked off the beginning of what would become 20 years of superheroes dominating the box office.
Due to the success of the X-Men franchise and its films thus far, Fox's ownership of these characters has prevented any characters related to that universe from appearing in any Marvel Studios films.
Three years ago, Disney and Sony, who owned the rights to Spider-Man, came to an agreement to allow Spider-Man to appear in Captain America: Civil War, marking a significant partnership for the two brands. Were Disney to officially purchase 21st Century Fox, the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool to appear in Marvel Studios films going forward, a move that would be sure to please fans around the world.