Back in 2017, Disney sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry with the announcement of a game-changing deal, the purchase of most of 21st Century Fox, which cost the company a measly $52.4 billion. What's this mean for horror fans? Well, the company will soon own the Predator and Alien franchises.
The deal is expected to close early this year and has had many fans (including us) worried about the future of the franchises. Luckily, it seems as though the kid-friendly company won't be completely scrapping all of the adult-oriented properties.
During a Disney earnings call, relayed by Discussing Film, “[Disney chairman] 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.”
Geek Vibes Nation reports, “Bob Iger said they plan to leverage Fox IP once the deal is complete on Disney+ and they are looking at other IP’s to add to the service to increase content.”
So it doesn't seem Disney will be scrapping the R-rated Fox content once it has been acquired, although we probably won't be seeing a continuance of Shane Black's The Predator and Ridley Scott's Alien prequels.
Our guess is both franchises will be completely rebooted.