Bob Iger has already announced his intention to retire when his contract is up in 2019. James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, could be Bob Iger’s successor if this deal goes through. According to Fortune, while there is no guarantee, if Disney does buy the Fox assets, it is very likely James Murdoch would at least get a senior executive role in the company. It is possible that James Murdoch would have to prove himself running one of Disney’s businesses before assuming the top spot. This sort of executive swapping is common at the highest levels of business and shouldn’t come as a surprise.