One of the big news today is that Disney has officially announced that the company will acquire 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. This acquisition means that certain franchises will return to Marvel including X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool. Disney will also acquire other entertainment properties like The Simpsons.
Now that the deal has been finalized, LEGO fans can now start speculating about what potential LEGO sets we could see in the future. Obviously, there’s the X-Men and Fantastic Four but we also get a ton of other characters that could we finally get to see in LEGO form like Galactus, Silver Surfer, and Doctor Doom. And obviously fans want to see more Deadpool stuff but that’s iffy since it’s a rated-R property and still be that way according to Bob Iger.
Furthermore, The Simpsons are now also under the Disney umbrella which also could make a return as a LEGO theme. We’ve gotten a few LEGO sets for them already like The Simpsons House (71006) and The Kwik-E-Mart (71016) as well as two waves of Collectible Minifigures. Maybe this Disney/Fox deal can help kickstart negotiations for another Simpsons licensing agreement to produce more sets.
We don’t know what goes behind closed doors for LEGO licensing deals for certain properties but it’s fun to guess what we could possibly get in the future. What do you guys want to see as LEGO sets that are part of the Disney announcement today?