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Disney’s Bob Iger Says R-Rated Fox Properties Can Continue After Acquisition

There’s been a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the impending closing of the acquisition of 20th Century Fox properties by media giant Disney. But we fans of the Alien and Predator franchises can rest a little easier thanks to recent comments by Disney CEO Bob Iger on an investment earnings call.

 Disney's Bob Iger Says R-Rated Fox Properties Can Continue After Acquisition

Photo by Joe Penniston of the Alien featured on ‘The Great Movie Ride’ in Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. The ride unfortunately closed two years ago.

Though Iger had previously seemed open to the idea of the R-rated ‘Deadpool’ franchise continuing, we didn’t hear much more than that until late last summer when we got some worrying news from The Wall Street Journal that Disney would be scaling back on adult films. This information comes to us by way of DiscussingFilm…

“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.”

This is the first we’ve heard of other Fox R-rated brands continuing besides ‘Deadpool.’

DiscussingFilm additionally tweeted some other noteworthy mentions of Iger’s comments from the call…

“Bob Iger has said they do not plan to publish video games through Disney in the future and will instead focus on licensing their brands to respective game studios such as EA with their Star Wars license.”

“Bob Iger has said that FX Networks will be able to create and produce content for Hulu but likely not for Disney+ as Disney+ will be their family friendly streaming service with Hulu being adult oriented.”

The comments made regarding Disney not publishing video games makes me wonder about recently formed Fox Publishing arm FoxNext, and if that studio will survive moving forward, or if Disney will license out the franchises to another Publisher.

Also, given Iger’s comments regarding adult shows on Hulu, if we were to ever see an Alien, Predator, or AVP series, it’s plausible to think we’d see it on that platform.

Personally, I find it unlikely that Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel series, or a continuation of Shane Black’s The Predator story will continue after the acquisition.

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  1. Huggs
    Very well possible.

    I honestly can't imagine Terminator getting back on track, even with Cameron. Just a feeling, no particular reason behind it.

     That glamour shot they released a few months ago was enough proof that the people making these movies still don't know what the heck they're doing. It will fail, just like the last three. They haven't learned anything. What it will do, is prove that Cameron's involvement does not make a difference anymore , and that Neil's Alien 5 needs to stay on the shelf where it belongs.

  2. The Old One
    Despite being all about self determination, ironically I believe Terminator will decide the fate of Alien.

    Just like how The Terminator got James Cameron the Aliens gig, history repeats.
  3. Voodoo Magic
    Still hoping Disney brings on Cameron and Blomkamp to reboot Alien V.

    Ya, that would be totally awesome with Sigourney Weaver's Ripley.  And I don't mean Ripley 8...

    Let's see what happens with terminator 6 first.

    Blomkamp's not directing Terminator 6.

    I think he means if Terminator 6 is successful. Hollywood looks for trends and if bringing Linda Hamilton & Jamie Lee Curtis back meant success for Terminator & Halloween respectively, they'll likely want to proceed with Sigourney and Alien.

    * In before your edit Huggsy!!
  4. Corporal Hicks

    Walt Disney Co.’s $71 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox Inc.’s entertainment assets is expected to win Brazilian approval now that the companies have agreed to sell the Fox Sports channel and program rights in the country, according to a person close to the situation.

    The regulatory agency Cade concluded Disney’s ownership of ESPN and Fox Sports would leave just one other competitor and give the company too much market power. The parties agreed to the sale to get the greenlight, said the person, who asked not to be identified because discussions aren’t public. The agency is expected to rule on Wednesday.
  5. Perfect-Organism
    Wow.  Epic if true.

    I would want the following series...

    1.  Alien Isolation series
    2.  Covenant continuation
    3.  Cold Forge series

    I can't pick which one I want more between the last 2, but perhaps a Covenant continuation merits a film more.
  6. MoonRightRomantic
    The first two movies grossed 1000% of their budget. The rest never grossed more than 3-400%. Disney doesn’t have an incentive to continue the prequels and sequels, especially not with the convoluted continuity involving the engineers (new space jockeys) and drukathi (old space jockeys). Either they will start an alternate timeline from Aliens and declare everything else as Legends-style non-canon, or just reboot everything from scratch to avoid being constrained by old continuity.

    I hope they will bring Blomkamp and Cameron back to work on Alien V. Sure, it’s definitely pandering to fans and fan theories (especially the concept art of egg-morphing and deformed aliens hooked to alien machines), but letting Ridley Scott go in his own direction didn’t work out so well.

    Did you know that Ridley originally wanted the alien to kill Ripley on the shuttle and mimic her voice? He needs other people on the team to keep him in check!
  7. newagescamartist
    Plot twist, Ridley does robocop and makes it erotic.  :laugh:

    Anne Lewis is turned into the first female Robocop and they go out on a date and slather baby food all over themselves before Murphy slips his recording/data probe into her disc port. The Robocop movies have always needed a good fisting scene like that. He'll show her things she never could have imagined. And we already know Ridley has a fondness for "fingering".  ;D
  8. The Old One
    Just like last time, and the time before that, and the time before that. This is getting to a "The project that cried 'in development'!" place now.
  9. Necronomicon II
    Lament all you want about the prequels but to say they brought nothing new is demonstrably false.

    1. Bald albino engineers that seed worlds with life or destroy to create lifeforms.
    2. The pathogen
    3. Charismatic, fascinating, creative, sexually neurotic android ascending to God-hood
    4. Hammerpedes
    5. Trilobite/c-section
    6. Deacon
    7. Fungoid egg sacs from yuggoth/spores
    8. Backburster
    9. Mouthburster
    10. Neomorph
    11. Hammer horror/romantic literary influences
    12. Fingering
    13. Homoeroticism
    14. New xeno design/chestburster/subversion
    15. LV-223/Planet 4
    16. Giger Li I tribute with Shaw's fate
    17. Bleak misanthropic ending
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