All your favorite Marvel characters from Fox are definitely heading over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In case you needed further clarification, Disney CEO Bob Iger went ahead and announced that the huge, historic Disney-Fox deal officially puts the Fantastic Four in the MCU, along with X-Men and Deadpool as well. Show More Summary
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, Dec. 15, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Major media moves Disney CEO Bob Iger’s audacious bid to buy much of the media empire Rupert Murdoch built represents a big bet that the Burbank company...
Disney CEO Bob Iger’s audacious bid to buy much of the media empire Rupert Murdoch built represents a big bet that the Burbank company can beat Silicon Valley in the war for the future of entertainment. The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday agreed to pay $52.4-billion to buy film and TV assets owned...
Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it has extended the contract of Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Iger through December 2021, locking in a 16-year run leading the Burbank entertainment juggernaut. The move, which had been expected, came as Disney announced its $52.4-billion deal to buy much of 21st...
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The purchase was lower than the $75 billion reported by Reuters earlier. As part of the deal, Disney will assume over $13 billion of Fox’s debt and Disney CEO Bob Iger will stay on until at least 2021. In addition to acquiring Fox’sShow More Summary
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Disney's deal for large part of Fox (all times local) 5:05 a.m. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger will remain in those roles until at least 2021 as part of the company's deal to acquire a large part of 21st Century Fox. The Walt Disney Co. Show More Summary
The Disney talks to acquire many Fox properties, including the regional sports networks, could also lead to some big changes in the executive ranks. In particular, they might lead to Disney CEO Bob Iger once again extending his contract. Show More Summary
Disney CEO Bob Iger could stay on past the end of his contract in July 2019 if his company buys 21st Century Fox's TV assets, the Wall Street Journal says. Iger would help integrate Fox's assets into Disney's portfolio. James Murdoch...Show More Summary
21th Century Fox CEO James Murdoch has been "suggested" as a candidate succeed Bob Iger as Disney CEO, when the storied executive eventually retires, according to The Financial Times, which cited "people briefed on the talks" in a report...Show More Summary
In this edition of Theme Park Bits: The Chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts could follow Bog Iger as Disney CEO. What does an abandoned SeaWorld look like? Watch a behind-the-scenes video of Sleeping Beauty Castle transforming for Christmas. Show More Summary
Disney CEO Bob Iger confirms that Marvel Studios now has the rights to 7,000 characters to use in Phase 4.
On Disney’s Q4 earnings call in November, CEO Bob Iger said the company was “heartened” that cable subscriber losses weren’t as steep as in prior quarters. However, Nielsen’s December cable carriage estimates suggest ESPN is still losing subscribers at a comparable rate to what we’ve seen before, thanks to a big November to December plunge. Show More Summary
Marvel Studios just keeps chugging along, under the watchful eye of Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Yesterday, Feige revealed that in addition to the 22 announced Marvel Cinematic Universe films set to come including Avengers 4, the studio has, “another 20 movies on the docket that are completely different from anything that’s come before.” In […]
Image. Bioware/EA On Friday, the news dropped that Rian Johnson's time in the Star Wars universe would not end with The Last Jedi. Instead, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Johnson would be working on a brand new trilogy of movies,...Show More Summary
Good news, everybody: Disney's streaming service will reportedly cost "substantially" less than Netflix. Disney CEO Bob Iger says (per Polygon), "We've given a lot of thought to pricing. I can't get specific with you yet, because we haven't determined it yet. Show More Summary
On Walt Disney Co.'s fourth-quarter and full-year earnings call with investors today, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger spoke at length about the company's desire to be a "viable player" in the direct-to-consumer space. Disney is launching two streaming services: the much-talked-about ESPN-branded service officially called ESPN Plus, which will launch in the spring, and...
May the force be with you, Wildcats. TV series based on Stars Wars and High School Musical are in the work, Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed during a quarterly...
Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed few — but telling — details about a long-awaited ESPN sports streaming service. ESPN+, or ESPN Plus, is the name of the sport channel's standalone streaming platform, Iger said in a Thursday earnings call. Show More Summary
Rian Johnson, the director of the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," will be creating a new "Star Wars" film trilogy, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced Thursday. Johnson will write and direct the new trilogy, which does not yet have...Show More Summary