A new report indicates Disney was in talks to acquire Fox in order to boost their upcoming streaming service and compete with Netflix. For years, movies based on characters from Marvel Comics have been split along a dividing line: On one side, the Marvel Cinematic Universe distributed by Marvel Studios/Disney, and on the other, films distributed by 20th Century Fox. Hence, for instance, the lack of X-Men in Avengers movies (not to mention the fact that the rights to Spider-Man and his stable of characters belong to Sony Pictures).

But it was recently reported that Disney was in ...

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Disney’s Fox Talks Are Part of Plan to Compete With Netflix