Months after announcing intentions to acquire 21st Century Fox, Disney on Tuesday said the deal will officially close a little after 9 p.m. PT tonight. The deal paves the way for Marvel to bring the X-Men and Fantastic Four to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, was ecstatic about the deal:

This is an extraordinary and historic moment for us—one that will create significant long-term value for our company and our shareholders. Combining Disney's and 21st Century Fox's wealth of creative content and proves talent creates the preeminent global entertainment company, well positioned to lead in an incredibly dynamic and transformative era.

With the MCU at a critical point in its journey—Avengers: Endgame will end a 22-movie arc—Disney has the opportunity to introduce a number of recognizable characters into the picture. No doubt, fans would love to see Wolverine and Hulk rub shoulders.

It will likely be a long time before any 21st Century Fox content makes the transition over into the MCU. But considering how successful Spider-Man's integration into the MCU has been, Marvel won't want to wait too long.

Avengers: Endgame may be the end for characters like Iron Man and Captain America, but the possibility of new faces will more than make up for their absence.

Once we have details for what Disney and Marvel have planned for X-Men and Fantastic Four, we'll pass them along.