It looks like Ike Perlmutter's longstanding war against Fox for owning the movie rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four may finally be coming to an end! According to a report from CNBC, 21st Century Fox has been in talks with Disney in recent weeks to sell most of itself, excluding a small portion of the company to focus on news and sports. That means that the deal, if it happens, would almost certainly include the company's movie properties, including X-Men and Fantastic Four.
Stock for the company shot up in response to the news, leading to it being temporarily frozen.
The report says the talks are on again off again, and currently off again, so there's no guarantee a deal will happen, but it's nice to finally see a light at the end of the tunnel for fans of the Fantastic Four, whose book was canceled as a result of tensions with Fox and has yet to return, and the X-Men, whose prominence has been reduced since the hostilities between Perlmutter and Fox began.
And that's not to mention the massive movie crossover that could now happen!
Of course, that assumes a deal goes through… and that Fox doesn't end up selling to somebody else, in which case the whole war could start right back up again.