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Plans for Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox have been met with delight by audiences today, despite the terrifying prospect of a monolithic media conglomerate such as Disney inching ever closer to holding a monopoly on the entire media industry.

Aidan Stanfield, 23, a media commentator, said on his Facebook feed that the acquisition will be “awesome, because Wolverine and Captain American will be able to fight and it’ll be great”.

When pressed about concerns of Disney tightening its grip by acquiring one of its largest competitors, ultimately controlling the creative output of almost all big-budget productions across film, television, comics, and video games, he argued “yeah, but a good Fantastic Four movie.”

Likewise, Mariana Garcia, 30, a comic book journalist from Philadelphia, argued that the $60 billion controversial media mogul Rupert Murdoch stands to make from the deal, benefitting his recent push back into news and swaying public opinion, is unimportant, as “Marvel will get the X-men back!”.

In response to rumours this deal also places Murdoch’s son James in a high-ranking position within Disney, furthering the homogenisation of the media industry, both Garcia and Stanfield cited “wanting to see The Hulk and The Thing team up” as a reason to not be alarmed.

Disney spokespeople have not responded to rumours it is also planning to acquire Sony, Vivendi, the country of Azerbaijan, Time Warner, NASA and the very concept of consciousness itself.

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