Movie Talk: Disney-Fox Merger May Be a Done Deal in Summer 2019

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Collider—On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Perri Nemiroff, John Rocha, and Haleigh Foutch discuss the following: The panel gives their thoughts on the new Incredibles 2 trailer. Deadline is reporting that Fox president Peter Rice told Fox employees that the Disney/Fox merger will most likely be completed by spring-summer 2019. Variety reports that Bill Hader and James McAvoy are in negotiations to possibly join Jessica Chastain in IT: Chapter Two. THR reports that Gong Li will play the villain in...

Disney-Fox Deal To Close By Summer 2019, FBC To Evolve, “Diet Fox” & More Highlights From Fox Town Hall Meeting. 21st Century Fox president Peter Rice held the first of two town hall meetings on the lot today to reassure Fox Networks Group staffers amid jitters related to the pending acquisition by The Walt Disney Co. of key Fox assets, including 20th Century Fox movie studio, 20th Century Fox Television TV studio and FX Networks. There were no pressing issues on the agenda, with Rice just providing an update on the process (and also revealing his favorite Disney character — it’s…