Earlier this week, Disney's $71.3 billion buyout of 21st Century Fox was finally completed, with the former company absorbing the latter's vast range of film and TV content offerings, including Avatar, Alien, and yes, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.
This is great news for us fans, as it now means that Disney can freely integrate those superhero teams into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, giving Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige a bunch of exciting new toys to play with. X-Men vs. Avengers? A good Fantastic Four movie? Both are now one giant step closer to becoming a reality.
On the downside, it's still very early days. Since the merger has only just completed, it's going to be a few years before we see the likes of Mystique and Rogue rubbing shoulders with Doctor Strange and Black Panther, and we don't know exactly how these new characters will fit into the MCU. But rest assured, those days are inbound.
So, let's sift through the repercussions of the Disney-Fox merger, focusing on the details we know about the X-Men and the Fantastic Four's bright MCU future.