It's official. Disney is the boss of entertainment.
Never underestimate the power of pixie dust, because its charm will sweep you off your feet and subsequently devour you whole.
As of Wednesday at 12:02 ET, Disney won the bidding war over Comcast and acquired 21st Century Fox after antitrust regulators from around the world finally gave their approval.
Expect worlds colliding with pop-cultural mashups for the ages. Deadpool walking hand in hand with Mickey as Ursula battles it out with Aliens won't be weird at all.
Deadpool, along with X-Men and the Fantastic Four, will finally be able to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In celebration, Ryan Reynolds, a.k.a. Deadpool, commented on the merger with his cheeky nod to the mouse.
Feels like the first day of ‘Pool. https://t.co/QVy8fCxgqr— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds) 1553003327.0
The prophecy is complete.
@AllNewBatpool52 @iNabberTV @VancityReynolds IT WAS DESTINED TO HAPPEN https://t.co/ob3xGnoY2j— Nathan Lemuel (@Nathan Lemuel) 1553009795.0
Let the mischief began.
@Jack_Septic_Eye @VancityReynolds All I can imagine is Deadpool at Disneyland and how wrong that could go 😂— Lauren (@Lauren) 1553008183.0
@NoDuhLauren @Jack_Septic_Eye @VancityReynolds https://t.co/EuAfl48T1F— z.stone (@z.stone) 1553010433.0
@VancityReynolds WADE IS OFFICIALLY A DISNEY PRINCESS— taai (@taai) 1553004635.0
@VancityReynolds I admit, I was concerned... https://t.co/2UUg77O6kM— Ken Plume (@Ken Plume) 1553006572.0
The Simpsons's showrunner Al Jean also responded to the news in a manner in which you'd expect.
.@TheSimpsons Thank you Fox and welcome Disney! https://t.co/01uPrPsf7r— Al Jean (@Al Jean) 1553034921.0
TV Insider confirmed that 21st Century Fox will still produce the animated sitcom but will continue airing it on the Fox Broadcasting Company.
When you're family, you roll with the punches.
@AlJean @TheSimpsons Welcome home Simpsons lol https://t.co/K5Orqh5je1— UrbanNoizeRmx (@UrbanNoizeRmx) 1553036711.0
@AlJean @TheSimpsons To think this was in The Simpsons Movie 12 years ago and now the Mouse is in charge. My, how… https://t.co/fd4ip8C5kH— Jason Hintz (@Jason Hintz) 1553035337.0
@AlJean @TheSimpsons Does this mean Lisa is a Disney princess? https://t.co/33caq0UXtN— Luis Benitez (@Luis Benitez) 1553084240.0
@AlJean @TheSimpsons #TheSimpsons , #DisneyFoxDeal https://t.co/CGxzihHpV6— Isaac Diaz Zambrana (@Isaac Diaz Zambrana) 1553083095.0
The acquisition gives Disney full control over Fox's entire movie studio division and gives Disney a 60% stake in Hulu.
Fox Corps, however, will retain its independence as will Fox News and Fox Sports.
A vast number of Fox TV shows will now become a part of the Disney family, including, American Horror Story and Empire; and even shows from yesteryear like X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Disney CEO Bob Igor expressed his enthusiasm for the deal of a century in a press release.
"This is an extraordinary and historic moment for us — one that will create significant long-term value for our company and our shareholders."
"Combining Disney's and 21st Century Fox's wealth of creative content and proven talent creates the preeminent global entertainment company, well positioned to lead in an incredibly dynamic and transformative era."
When you're Disney, anything your heart desires will come to you.