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Author Topic: Disney in talks to buy Fox. What could this mean f...  (Read 63547 times)

newbeing
Nov 06, 2017, 07:34:15 PM
Topic on: Nov 06, 2017, 07:34:15 PM
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https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/06/21st-century-fox-has-been-holding-talks-to-sell-most-of-company-to-disney-sources.html
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For Fox, the willingness to engage in sale talks with Disney stems from a growing belief among its senior management that scale in media is of immediate importance and there is not a path to gain that scale in entertainment through acquisition. The company is said to believe that a more tightly focused group of properties around news and sports could compete more effectively in the current marketplace.

Still a good chance this won't happen, but would mean Disney has control over the Alien and Predator franchises? If so I'm not too sure how to feel about that. I feel like they're done a pretty good job with the direction of Star Wars, but obviously Alien isn't the family friendly cash cow that Star Wars is.

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Corporal Hicks
Nov 06, 2017, 08:39:27 PM
Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2017, 08:39:27 PM
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Has there ever been a case of Disney inheriting or actually doing an "adult" franchise? Either way, I wouldn't panic just yet. This might amount to nothing.


SuicideDoors
Nov 06, 2017, 08:49:15 PM
Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2017, 08:49:15 PM
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Has there ever been a case of Disney inheriting or actually doing an "adult" franchise? Either way, I wouldn't panic just yet. This might amount to nothing.

I feel the complete opposite of panic. The franchise is currently stalled and even though Fox had every good intention with Covenant, they f**ked up repeatedly between Alien 3 to AvP-R. As a cinematic property it's pretty tattered, maybe Disney can reinvigorate it (and get rid of Scott as well).


Alionic
Nov 06, 2017, 08:57:35 PM
Reply #3 on: Nov 06, 2017, 08:57:35 PM
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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-fox-walt-disney/fox-held-talks-to-sell-most-of-company-to-disney-cnbc-idUSKBN1D62GU

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It did discuss buying Fox’s movie and TV production studios, cable networks FX and National Geographic and international assets such as Star and B Sky B, CNBC said.

If this eventually goes through, it would mean Disney would own the Alien and Predator series, which would f**king suck.


SuicideDoors
Nov 06, 2017, 09:01:54 PM
Reply #4 on: Nov 06, 2017, 09:01:54 PM
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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-fox-walt-disney/fox-held-talks-to-sell-most-of-company-to-disney-cnbc-idUSKBN1D62GU

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It did discuss buying Fox’s movie and TV production studios, cable networks FX and National Geographic and international assets such as Star and B Sky B, CNBC said.

If this eventually goes through, it would mean Disney would own the Alien and Predator series, which would f**king suck.

Can't be any worse than 20th Century Fox owning it? I really don't think Disney would like stick Mickey Mouse in it. In fact, they may even open up a whole "Mature-rated content" Disney division. Hypothetically. 


SM
Nov 06, 2017, 09:04:42 PM
Reply #5 on: Nov 06, 2017, 09:04:42 PM
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Has there ever been a case of Disney inheriting or actually doing an "adult" franchise? Either way, I wouldn't panic just yet. This might amount to nothing.

They release 'adult' stuff through subsidiaries like Miramax and Touchstone.


BishopShouldGo
Nov 06, 2017, 09:12:16 PM
Reply #6 on: Nov 06, 2017, 09:12:16 PM
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Yes, Disney would start making PG Alien and Predator movies. They have no business acumen whatsoever.

/sarcasm


SM
Nov 06, 2017, 09:13:31 PM
Reply #7 on: Nov 06, 2017, 09:13:31 PM
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Quite.



Corporal Hicks
Nov 06, 2017, 09:21:13 PM
Reply #9 on: Nov 06, 2017, 09:21:13 PM
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Has there ever been a case of Disney inheriting or actually doing an "adult" franchise? Either way, I wouldn't panic just yet. This might amount to nothing.

They release 'adult' stuff through subsidiaries like Miramax and Touchstone.

Thanks, SM. I didn't know they owned them.


Richman678
Nov 06, 2017, 09:30:59 PM
Reply #10 on: Nov 06, 2017, 09:30:59 PM
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Sorry didnt see the thread here. Feel free to delete the misplaced one I made.

Anyways.... I believe Disney would sell the Alien Franchise off if it did happen. Alien does not really fit in with their other franchises. However a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 would be great if it did.

...Also they would can the Ridley Scott Prequel currently ongoing. I believe FOX might do the same too.



whiterabbit
Nov 06, 2017, 09:57:32 PM
Reply #12 on: Nov 06, 2017, 09:57:32 PM
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An R-rated animated disney movie could be awesome. They could put the 80's back into service. But alas the deal is as dead as bloomkamps aliens.


SM
Nov 06, 2017, 10:05:16 PM
Reply #13 on: Nov 06, 2017, 10:05:16 PM
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Well they already did the 'whack a chestburster' and Alien slime thing in Toy Story.  Aliens Vs Buzz Lightyear is the next logical step.



 

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