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The 20th Century Fox Acquisition Has Been Completed!

We’ve known since December of 2017 about Disney’s agreement to acquire the film properties of 20th Century Fox, and now after more than a year of finalizing those plans, the deal has fully closed.

As of March 19th 2019, The Walt Disney Company now completely owns the Alien, Predator, Prometheus, and Alien vs. Predator franchises.

 The 20th Century Fox Acquisition Has Been Completed!

“The acquisition includes 21st Century Fox’s renowned film production businesses, including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Family and Fox Animation; Fox’s television creative units, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21; FX Networks; National Geographic Partners; Fox Networks Group International; Star India; and Fox’s interests in Hulu, Tata Sky and Endemol Shine Group.”  (BloodyDisgusting)

It’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new one for us fans. While we were initially worried after hearing reports that Disney would be scaling-back movies that don’t fit its family-friendly formula, our concerns have been alleviated with some recent comments from Disney CEO Bob Iger during an investment earnings call. He specified that R-rated Fox film properties will continue after the merger, which was the first we had heard of R-rated fox franchises aside from ‘Deadpool’ continuing.

“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.” (DiscussingFilm)

 The 20th Century Fox Acquisition Has Been Completed!

During a more recent earnings call on March 7th, Iger further specified that the Fox studio names will also be kept alive:

“The company itself will be The Walt Disney Co., but there will still be companies, especially on the movie side, with the Fox name,” Iger said during the meeting, which Disney live-streamed. “We will continue to make movies under the Fox brand and Fox Searchlight brand. And FX, which isn’t Fox, but sounds like it will keep its name.” (TheWrap)

While we have yet to hear any specific commitment or plans for the Alien, Predator, and Alien vs. Predator franchises, this upcoming Alien Day should be an interesting one to watch.

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  1. Huggs
    The problem is that you're gonna have to wait for an entire generation to grow up first. Even then, the nature of the films now is such that they're probably just gonna keep people hooked .

    They're big, showy, and keep people's attention.

    Oh, man that didn't sound right at all.
  2. Xenomorphine
    Both series have been crossed over with all sorts of stuff in the past. I wouldn't object to them doing so with Marvel characters, so long as it's kept to comics, games and so on. Cinematic canon would be different.
  3. SuperiorIronman
    I love how ridiculous Concrete Jungle was. At least the predators there are treated as hunters...

    Predator 2: Look how fun and silly we can get!
    Concrete Jungle: Hold my beer...

    I'd rather see Concrete Jungle done as a movie than The Predator. With CJ we know how dramatic, over the top and ridiculous it is from the very beginning. Most importantly, it's fun. The Predator for me and looking at the reviews, for many was not. When will these guys get it that Suburbia is a horrible setting for a predator. And a dark forest does not make something automatically scary Shane....  :P

    Pick a tone and stick to it. Pick a good setting. Respect that the predators are hunters. Always keep a bit of that tribal aspect. Show new weapons and tactics the predator uses. Keep the story simple and logical, just spice up the substance.

    Concrete Jungle is a really good example for me personally. It's on over the top and on the edge of being acceptably fun, but all the elements are combined well. IMO it works.

    The Predator was played more or less like a dark comedy when it was shot. It had a tone, it's just that the studio screwed him on that when people at the test-screening freaked out. The problem in things like the re-shoots caused the tone to be all over the map. Shane Black can do dramatic moments and seriousness just fine, but he is a snarky director and we've seen some of the memos he sent to the cast (and that guy just rambles whatever the Hell he wants). With Shane Black it should be clear from the word "go" that he would do something a bit more wild.

    Concrete Jungle would make an excellent movie since the more wild elements of the franchise are pretty much what you come to see. I just don't want to see people try to recreate Predator 1987 again since Predator 2 has so much personality it pretty much defined how these creatures act and how this universe works.
  4. Still Collating...
    I love how ridiculous Concrete Jungle was. At least the predators there are treated as hunters...

    Predator 2: Look how fun and silly we can get!
    Concrete Jungle: Hold my beer...

    I'd rather see Concrete Jungle done as a movie than The Predator. With CJ we know how dramatic, over the top and ridiculous it is from the very beginning. Most importantly, it's fun. The Predator for me and looking at the reviews, for many was not. When will these guys get it that Suburbia is a horrible setting for a predator. And a dark forest does not make something automatically scary Shane....  :P

    Pick a tone and stick to it. Pick a good setting. Respect that the predators are hunters. Always keep a bit of that tribal aspect. Show new weapons and tactics the predator uses. Keep the story simple and logical, just spice up the substance.

    Concrete Jungle is a really good example for me personally. It's on over the top and on the edge of being acceptably fun, but all the elements are combined well. IMO it works.
  5. SuperiorIronman
    The Predator may in some respects might've worked better as a videogame in that case because as ridiculous as Concrete Jungle was, people tend to like it. Then again, Fox has no idea what people want out of Alien and Predator games so they might've just made it into an arcade title or mobile game like they usually do. A part of me just realized that I'm probably as lenient on The Predator as I am because Concrete Jungle beat it to the punch by 13 years and is now kind of mad we didn't get an adaptation of that with bulked out Hunter and a snarky Predator.



  6. Mr.Turok
    Predator is one of those franchises it's wrong it's so goofy but at the same time I would be more than willing to watch a super powered slugfest with Predators. Morbid curiosity maybe, but growing up on Concrete Jungle, if the Predator picked a fight with Moon Knight or even Darkhawk that wouldn't be the weirdest thing this franchise has ever done and we had spec-ops hookers. What the Hell even is this franchise  :laugh:

    I mean now that I think about it, was Predator destined to be this way and Concrete Jungle was a hidden agonized attempt to warn us? I mean ex-porn star hookers gone spec-ops, enhanced brain washed predators, Aliens that appear out of nowhere,and a forced human/Predator hybrid? Like Hunter Borgia was just a stand in for the Super Predator when you think about it....

    At yet to be fair, Concrete Jungle was fun to play while The Predator was not that fun to watch.... :-\ and I don't say that proudly
  7. SuperiorIronman
    Predator is one of those franchises it's wrong it's so goofy but at the same time I would be more than willing to watch a super powered slugfest with Predators. Morbid curiosity maybe, but growing up on Concrete Jungle, if the Predator picked a fight with Moon Knight or even Darkhawk that wouldn't be the weirdest thing this franchise has ever done and we had spec-ops hookers. What the Hell even is this franchise  :laugh:
  8. The Old One
    No thank you lol! I'm not that desperate yet!  :D

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    Predator in particular would be able to involve itself in more creative and ambitious works if it was not incorporated in Alien's world and tone.
    A tone, which never in total suited Predator.
  9. Mr.Turok
    Franchise intersection's generally, good and bad, dumb fun.

    But full film quality? No TY.

    I'm just imagining the end of the latest Avengers movie, after credits we see a Predator fleet coming in and the Avengers are just freaking out to what's going on and then behind Tony Stark you hear a robotic voice and you see the Predator Killer uncloaking, having McKenna unmask himself "Looks like they are finally coming to town for a few days to kill", cut to black.

    I can hear the agonizing screaming oh boy..... :laugh: If the Predator series is going to be that goofy then it should just go like this, its over in my eyes just go all the way now......no not really pls don't I just can't....one part is screaming no and the other has a strong morbid curiosity.
  10. JungleHunter87
    Marvel probably can't wait to get a hold of Alien and Predator.

    To be honest, seeing Marvel's finest take on either Alien, Predator, or both at the same time would be cool to see. I personally enjoyed Batman vs Predator series so perhaps they can hit a home run with a Marvel crossover?

    Punisher Vs. PREDATOR?

    https://cafart.r.worldssl.net/images/Category_110543/subcat_173238/IDL5EkkF_0706171652441gpadd.PNG
  11. The Old One
    I think it's unfair to say she contributed nothing towards Isolation.

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    Isolation's great, but because of Amanda Ripley? No.

    Again;
    All entries in the series that have forced the inclusion of something/someone Ripley have suffered from it.
    Isolation's a fluke, that succeeded because Amanda Ripley had no character- we filled her shoes.
    So when she was saying goodbye to Ellen Ripley for the last time, so were we.

    & Amanda Ripley's purpose is fulfilled narratively and thematically with that conclusion.


    I said that.
  12. Corporal Hicks
    I think it's unfair to say she contributed nothing towards Isolation. She made the entire premise of that narrative work and the emotional pay-off when she hear's Ripley's message...amazing.

    Now I'm not saying the gameplay wouldn't work otherwise. It would. But there's plenty of people shouting for Isolation 2 and they're often talking about finishing off Amanda's story. So, no, I wouldn't say they're misinterpreting. As much as I've enjoyed Blackout, they are missing the mark in that it is Isolation 2 they want to experience that story in.
  13. The Old One
    Isolation's great, but because of Amanda Ripley? No.

    Again;
    All entries in the series that have forced the inclusion of something/someone Ripley have suffered from it.
    Isolation's a fluke, that succeeded because Amanda Ripley had no character- we filled her shoes.
    So when she was saying goodbye to Ellen Ripley for the last time, so were we.

    & Amanda Ripley's purpose is fulfilled narratively and thematically with that conclusion.
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