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Disney will continue to produce R-rated Fox properties, says CEO Bob Iger!

Disney will continue to produce R-rated Fox properties, says CEO Bob Iger!

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Disney will soon be acquiring a large number of 21st Century Fox's films assets - for a whopping $52.4 billion. This will include the iconic Alien and Predator franchises. Now, although initial reactions to this merger had fans questioning the fate of Alien and the likelihood of Disney continuing to make Alien films, recent comments by Disney CEO Bob Iger have calmed our uncertainties.

According to Discussing Film (via BD), during a Disney earnings call today, Iger confirmed Disney does plan to continue producing a number of R-rated Fox film properties and leverage some of those properties with their upcoming streaming service Disney+. This will undoubtedly include Alien and the Predator film franchises:

Bob Iger has said that they plan on keeping Deadpool an R-Rated brand and plan to further include R-Rated film brands in their future product portfolio

So it seems the future of Alien is brighter than we initially thought. With Disney still committed to producing R-rated Fox properties, our faith in this merger has been restored.

Will Ridley Scott get to continue his Alien prequel saga? Or will Disney attempt to reboot the franchise entirely under their new umbrella? What do you want Disney to do with the property? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Written by ChrisPublished on 2019-02-05 18:25:35

The future of Alien

The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.

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8 Fan responses to Disney will continue to produce R-rated Fox properties, says CEO Bob Iger!

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TrilobiteMember8212 XPFeb-05-2019 10:07 PM

So it seems the franchise might be destined for a streaming series after all as we have discussed. Smart move imo.

Kongzilla

ChestbursterMember666 XPFeb-06-2019 4:25 AM

Well, SW for Example. Plot is plot - it's a matter of taste (I like new SW movies). Blood and gore is a blood and gore - SW don't have it, but new movies have more darkness (you know - stormtroopers with flamethrowers, it's not painless blaster).

I want talk about design. Disney perfectly recreates the style of SW OT. Perfectly. And I think - new Alien movies will have a retro-futuristic style for humans ships and a biomechanical style for Alien environments and MAY BE for aliens themselves.

Chris

EngineerAdmin21255 XPFeb-06-2019 6:03 AM

Good point Leto, Disney are good at maintaining the iconic aesthetic of the Star Wars property, so I have faith that their creative teams could provide the same nostalgic feel for Alien.

BigDave

DeaconMember10324 XPFeb-06-2019 4:21 PM

I think the Acquirement of the Alien and Predator Franchises was bound to be in their plans, they are good Franchises to make money from, in a variety of ways.

It seems Deadpool is something they have in mind... i think Deadpool sequels or Spin-Off TV Shows/Streaming are appealing to many.

The Alien and Predator Franchises.... i am not so sure, certainly not as far as a Movie Goes... to do them justice would require $100M Budgets and looking at how The Predator and Alien Covenant Performed and got Criticized i think its a Risky to even Ponder a Movie.

A streaming service, on a smaller Budget could work... however i feel The Predator Universe is something easier to pull off like that.. The Alien Universe by virtue of the Xenomorph, and Space Ships and being in Space would be something that would COST more to do.. if they want to do it justice and NOT end up with this!

Unless they stick to only showing the Beast in the Shadows and NOT fully... (so like the Shower Scene in Alien Covenant) basically you then use limited use of GOOD Props to expose the Xenomorph Attacking via a Claw, Head or Tail.

As showing FULL Xenomorphs running around depends on Budget, and Lower Budget could end up with much AVPR Men in Suits.

Elijah Thomas

OvomorphStaff92 XPFeb-07-2019 11:38 AM

But doesn't this still mean the Alien Queen is a Disney Princess? 

 

And Ripley? 

BigDave

DeaconMember10324 XPFeb-09-2019 7:47 AM

Thoughts_Dreams

NeomorphMember1607 XPFeb-13-2019 7:37 AM

“Will Ridley Scott get to continue his Alien prequel saga?”

I am not sure if I am interested at this point, I don’t give a F about another David movie. When I see that David picture I am like “yeah whatever sigh “. Boring boring boring

A TV-series or a spin-off movie would be better than what Scott wants. Another alien movie with Scott as a director would probably mean more David and I am not a bit interested in that.

The picture that BD posted reminds me of the first AVP movie the way that it has lights and that. AVP isn’t very good but at least it is not as crappy as AVPR.

BigDave

DeaconMember10324 XPFeb-13-2019 5:12 PM

"The picture that BD posted reminds me of the first AVP movie the way that it has lights and that. AVP isn’t very good but at least it is not as crappy as AVPR."

Ha Ha... Indeed.... that movie shows to a Good Degree what can go wrong with a Shabby Plot, but more so unconvincing and poor Characters...

Then Budget also means NO Justice for the Xenomorphs, as a Tight Budget its harder to PULL OFF a Good Xenomorph if your going to show many of them and show them fully.

Double the Special Effects Budget and our Xenomorphs could have been passable like AVP...

But Characters well... sometimes even more MONEY does-not solve this.... Imagine a Aliens Movie with Expendable Franchise Characters written as Goofy as that movie?

Sometimes Low Budget Actors can do a Good Job, especially if you can cast some up coming Gems.  Then its the Script and Director who have a big influence...

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