Ryan Reynolds Pokes Fun At Disney's Merger With Fox On Twitter

Earlier today Walt Disney announced that is buying 21st Century Fox Inc. for $52.4 billion (£39bn).

The move means it will acquire 21st Century Fox's critically acclaimed film production businesses, including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000 - the homes of Avatar, X-Men, Fantastic Four and...Deadpool.

Following the move Ryan Reynolds shared a photo on Twitter of Deadpool, depicting everyone's favourite wisecracking antihero getting escorted out of Disneyland by security.

"Apparently you can't actually blow the Matterhorn," he wrote.

And it isn't the first time Reynolds has made a joke about the Disney-Fox merger. Following rumours of a deal last week, the 41-year-old actor joked about the possibly of an R-Rated mash-up between Disney and Deadpool.

Fans were quick to react to Ryan's most recent banter:

A statement on Walt Disney's website says that the companies have entered into a 'definitive agreement' for the acquisition, which will include the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses.

"Building on Disney's commitment to deliver the highest quality branded entertainment, the acquisition of these complementary assets would allow Disney to create more appealing content, build more direct relationships with consumers around the world and deliver a more compelling entertainment experience to consumers, wherever and however they choose," the statement reads.

The merger has left fans excited about the possible crossovers between franchises - particularly the Marvel Cinematic Universe (owned by Disney, and home to the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy series) and Fox's X-Men saga, also based on Marvel Comics heroes.

In the meantime, fans of Reynolds and the various Marvel strands can get exited about the forthcoming sequel to Deadpool, which will be released on 1 June 2018.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

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