Disney and Fox shareholders make quick approval of $73.1 billion partial acquisition; will finally put X-Men and Marvel back under one roof

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • July 27, 2018 at 5:36 p.m. PDT

After a volley of back and forth proposals to Fox from Disney and Comcast it seems the former has finally emerged victorious in the bid battle as shareholders quickly came to an agreement earlier today.

"Within eight minutes, the 'combination merger proposal' from 21st Century Fox received a majority of votes from its shareholders to approve the deal for Disney to acquire a number of Fox assets," notes The Hollywood Reporter.

You may have noticed the specific verbiage "a number of Fox assets," as not all of the company's properties are to be included in the deal. Fox News and Fox Sports, for example, will not be making the transition over. 20th Century Fox film and TV studios, however, have been.

Those assets in particular are especially relevant to the fighting game community as the custody battle between Fox and Disney for certain Marvel characters such as Dr. Doom and the X-Men has more than likely been the reason why such figures were left out of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

With all rights looking to soon be under one roof, inclusion of such fan favorite characters is a much greater possibility. The problem? It's probably a bit late for that.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's relative failure to hit sales goals and its non-inclusion in the EVO 2018 lineup have many guessing that developer support for the title has been halted, though there's been no official word on this front from either Capcom or Marvel.

Thank you to Fawaz, r.alex.henry and enkil for sending this in.
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