Although initial reactions to the potential Disney/Fox merger were emphatic in their enthusiasm, the weeks since have seen more tempered responses make their way into full view, and rightly so.
While the idea of having the X-Men team up with The Avengers should, on the surface at least, sound really appealing, there are a whole raft of consequences that would accompany a Mickey-themed takeover of 21st Century Fox. Lest we forget, the House of Mouse - in this current moment at least - controls the two biggest cinematic franchises on the planet in Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Adding the further cherries of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, so to speak, would exponentially increase their box-office clout.
Without prophesying the monopolisation of the entertainment biz as we know it, there is something to be said about the ever widening net of Disney's influence on the pop-cultural sphere. For the MCU specifically, there's also a lot to be said about the potential merge, especially in regards to what it means for its future, and for Fox's superhero slate thus far.
No one’s arguing that seeing The Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic Four together wouldn’t be exciting - it would be - it’s just that, when you think about it, the negatives vastly outweigh the positives.