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Disney Plus Streaming Service - new details unveiled

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daliens

Apr-11-2019 5:45 PM

I was not interested in Disney so far, but since they now own the rights over the Alien franchise, I think we have to keep a close eye on them, at least until the Alien Day, hoping the long awaited good news will break.

The New York Times covered extensively the recent reveals of Disney's new streaming service. 

The presentation "began with a 14-minute sizzle reel highlighting Disney’s vast library, which now includes Fox movies like “Titanic,” “The Sound of Music,” “Avatar” and “Alien.” Mr. Iger called the library “a treasure trove of long-lasting, valuable content” that “no other content or technology company can rival.”

It is most probably the same sizzle reel that was presented at CinemaCon recently and Alien being included there as long-lasting, valuable content, means for me that we might get some good news in the near future.

Another thing, "Disney unveiled footage from original shows that are headed to Disney Plus. One live-action series is called “The Mandalorian.” Set in the “Star Wars” universe and created by Jon Favreau, the show cost an estimated $100 million for 10 episodes, on a par with earlier seasons of HBO’s extravagant “Game of Thrones.”

If they are investing so much in that live-action series, who will never be as successful as GoT, maybe they can spare something for other long-lasting, valuable content as the Alien franchise.

And the last thing I want to point out, as it was rumored that Ridley Scott could be working on a live-action series set in the Alien universe for Hulu, not the TNT's Raised by Wolves: 

"Will Disney greatly expand Hulu’s budget? Randy Freer, the chief executive of Hulu, said it planned to expand original programs but did not say by how much. With Disney’s acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox, it now owns 60 percent of Hulu, giving the service a majority owner for the first time in its history."

Disney have the resources and the will to make a success of their newly aquired franchises. Let's hope they will not try to transform the xenomorph into a fairy.

"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"

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BigDave

Apr-11-2019 7:33 PM

"One live-action series is called “The Mandalorian.” Set in the “Star Wars” universe and created by Jon Favreau, the show cost an estimated $100 million for 10 episodes"

I wish them all the success with this... its trying something a bit different, i think Solo was a attempt at this and IF that movie did well, you would think we would have had a sequel that would have been about Smuggling, and other stuff and what DARK operation  MAUL was behind..  

But Solo Bombed!  and they Abandoned any other Spin-Offs... no Obi Wan, no Bobba Fett etc etc.

So and in context to the OT.... this indicated WHILE they had Pulled the Plug on Expanded Universe Movies and Certainly Legends Off-Shoot Movies (about Famous Characters),  for them to be interested in a Star Wars TV Series that may revolve little or NO connection to Franchise Characters, or maybe also NO Force Users... could be interesting.

In context to the OT this could indicate they may be willing to do Expanded Alien Universe TV Series that does-not revolve around the Xenomorph, Ripley or the Origins.

So if we look at other Aspects within the Franchise as DK had discussed in his TOPIC HERE then even if Disney go for a similar route with a 40% Budget of that Mandalorian Star Wars Project i think a Alien-Verse movie that is not about Alien Monsters or Engineers could well be done on a $4M a Episode Budget.

It depends HOW much they regard the Alien Franchise... as the X-Men is BIG but we could see the Alien Franchise with Potential.... as far as STAR WARS... this is a HUGE Franchise and so you can see why they would invest in it.

If this Spin Off Mandalorian does not do well, then maybe Disney could Question doing Movie Franchise TV Spin Offs so Fingers crossed it does very well.

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dk

Apr-11-2019 9:08 PM

So this service starts in November for $7 USD a month (probably a basic SD package)- not bad. They will need a lot of content to attract customers who don't GAF about superheroes or Disney kid shows. If an Alien series was confirmed, tbh, I would probably wait until the series was complete, sub long enough to watch it and then unsub.

daliens

Apr-11-2019 9:52 PM

I wonder if they will ever stream an Alien series on Disney +. 

"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"

dk

Apr-11-2019 10:05 PM

I think an Alien series on this format is a big question from franchise fans. I can't shake the feeling that Disney is monitoring reactions to the IGN shorts to see if they should do a series.

daliens

Apr-11-2019 10:24 PM

Definitely, they are watching. But I don't believe, if they will do a live-action Alien series, that they will do a low budget one. Like Mr. Iger said, they are starting "from a position of strength, confidence and unbridled optimism.”

"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"

dk

Apr-11-2019 10:36 PM

It would seem reasonable for Disney to pony up funds for a 6 episode mini season- each being around 20 minutes, and then seeing if there is enough support to continue. 

I Raptus

Apr-12-2019 6:23 PM

This is good news for us with kids. 2 birds with one stone and all that. Kids gets the Disney films, we get Alien content XD

daliens

Apr-13-2019 1:26 PM

I guess we have to subscribe to the bundle that includes Hulu, I doubt Alien or any other R-rated films will make it on Disney+.

The good thing is the content is downloadable so 1 month subscription should do if not interested in anything else Disney has to offer.

"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"

ninXeno426

Apr-13-2019 4:39 PM

Due to the amount of R rated lproperties from Fox(Alien, Predator, The Kingsman,Deadpool,DieHard etc)It It's very doubtful any that Disney would stream much from Fox that isn't called X Men or Avatar. It's more likely that Fox would boot up there own streaming service.

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 

ninXeno426

Apr-13-2019 4:43 PM

Mr. Iger called the library “a treasure trove of long-lasting, valuable content” that “no other content or technology company can rival.”

Warner Brothers:"Are we a joke to you?"

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 

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