Originally Posted by metaphysician
. . .in what world are the X-Men and FF movie rights worth even close to $4B? I like comic book movies and all, but almost nothing approaches the value of Star Wars. Particularly because Disney bought *all* the Star Wars rights: movies, TV, cartoons, video games, toys, clothing. Everything.
If all of Star Wars ( plus a bunch of other minor things like ILM! ) are worth 4B, than I guarantee you, the actual value two far smaller movie IPs, which only include associated merchadising specific to the movies? Aren't worth 4B.
If Disney WERE to buy back X-Men and Fantastic Four from Fox, I imagine it would be for something like 400 to 500 million. Definitely nowhere even near a billion.