Disney acquisition of 20th Century Fox more likely, according to Deadline columnist

According the Deadline columnist Mike Fleming, Jr., the negotiations for Disney buy most of Fox are heating up. Under the proposed deal the Murdochs keep sports and news and everything else is up for sale to Disney, he said.

The columnist said the mood in Hollywood about the proposed deal is more trepidation than enthusiasm as the secrecy of the negotiations have people worried about their futures.

As previously reported here if Disney initially approached Fox to inquire about purchasing the rights to the first six Star Wars films and the Marvel film properties Fox controls (X-Men, Fantastic Four) for Disney’s planned OTT streaming service. Fox, instead offered up the whole company.