The Mothership podcast: Weighing pros, cons of Disney/Fox deal and effect on Marvel films

Disney spent a whole wad of cash to buy Fox. But is that a good thing?

On this week's episode of The Mothership, the geek culture podcast of the USA TODAY NETWORK, the crew breaks down the $71 billion deal and what it could mean for the pop-culture landscape. When will the X-Men meet the Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What happens to the X-films that haven't come out yet? How does Deadpool fit in? And when are we getting a "Die Hard" ride at Disney World?!

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The Mothership is USA TODAY's podcast that covers all things nerdy in pop culture. Hosted by tech reporter Brett Molina, film critic Brian Truitt and entertainment writer Kelly Lawler, each week our roundtable of experts dissects the latest in geek culture, from superhero movies to sci-fi TV shows to the latest and greatest video games. We're saving the world from bad comic-book adaptations every Friday on Apple PodcastsSoundcloud and Stitcher.