CNBC is reporting that Disney and Fox are close on a deal for Disney to acquire assets from Fox which include the 20th Century Fox movie studio for about $60 billion. This means that Disney will regain the film rights to all of the Marvel comics characters which include the X-Men and Fantastic Four.
This is some great news that fans have been waiting for but for LEGO fans, this might mean that we could be getting more properies for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets like X-Men, Fantastic Four, etc. We’ve gotten LEGO sets here and there from Fox properties like the Mighty Micros: Wolverine vs. Magneto (76073) but the last larger set was the X-Men vs. The Sentinel (76022) way back in 2014.
The Disney/Fox deal, which is expected to be announced next week, possibly opens the door for LEGO to maybe start planning on trying to get some licensing deals with those properties. Fingers crossed for some 90’s style X-Men characters if this deal gets done!