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Well, It’s Official: Disney Now Owns the ‘Alien’ and ‘Predator’ Franchises

Well, It’s Official: Disney Now Owns the ‘Alien’ and ‘Predator’ Franchises

Soon, Disney will own you. And me. And probably everyone and everything.

In a massive, game-changing deal that’s sending shockwaves through the entertainment industry (and beyond), even if we knew it was coming, the announcement was officially made this morning that Disney has purchased *most* of 21st Century Fox, shelling out a whopping $52.4 billion for the assets.

We don’t yet know how anything is going to shake out in the months and years to come, but we do know one thing for certain: Disney now owns both Alien and Predator!

Just yesterday we speculated on the future of the Alien franchise under Disney’s control, wherein I personally expressed a belief that Disney likely will not have any interest in continuing Ridley Scott’s prequel series that began with Prometheus and continued with this year’s Alien: Covenant. If Disney does at some point focus their attention on Alien, there would seem to be a high likelihood that they’d reboot the property with a four quadrant tent-pole blockbuster, potentially bringing Sigourey Weaver back to renew fan interest big time.

Big if we do someday see Disney’s Alien up on the big screen, would the family-friendly company continue down the franchise’s rated “R” path? It’s impossible to say at this point, but it’s worth noting that Disney’s Bob Iger hinted earlier today that they don’t plan on reducing the Deadpool franchise’s “R” rating to a PG-13 at any point in the future. So we very well could see Disney become more comfortable with releasing rated “R” movies going forward, which could bode well for the future of the Alien franchise.

And then there’s Predator, which Disney also now owns. Unlike Alien, a new Predator film is currently in the works, with Shane Black’s The Predator set for release on August 3rd of next year – how weird will it be to see the Disney logo ahead of a Predator movie?!

Will Black’s The Predator, made before Disney came on board but being released in the wake of the acquisition, end up being a one-off film, rather than the franchise reboot it seemed destined to be? Again, we certainly wouldn’t be surprised to see Disney, like they did with Star Wars, blaze entirely new paths with the major properties they just acquired, potentially starting from scratch in an effort to make those franchises, well, their own.

We also wouldn’t be surprised to see Disney unite Alien and Predator into a shared cinematic universe, which has the potential to be a HUGE money-maker for them. Say what you want about the two Alien vs. Predator films that were released in the past, but a proper fusion of the two properties within a shared universe could be one hell of a treat for us all.

Of course, this is all speculation, and speculating is really all we can do right now. Again, all we know for sure is that it’s official: Disney owns our beloved Predators and Xenomorphs.

And we’re excited to see what they do with them.



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COMMENTS

147 Comments
  • Leo Venegas

    $52.4 BILLION.

    • ToryK

      Yeah, I was gonna say…52.4 MILLION makes NO fucking sense.

      • Well, you know, those Black Friday deals do tend to get extended throughout the entire holiday season….

      • Pretty soon Sony will be that much.

  • Reason

    Hey, Buddy, that’s BILLION, with a “B”.

  • Daniel Anderson

    I will judge this acquisition by the first AVP reboot. If it has more than 8 minutes of fighting between Alien and Predator, and the predators aren’t just punk bitches getting taken down by one alien, I will be satisfied.

    Going by the latest marvel on-goings I am confident I don’t have to worry about adult themed movies (gore, action, sharp sticks, puns, etc) simply because it’ll start off with the disney logo. I will give Disney major kudos if they do a horror theme with that logo especially (Eg as teh star goes overhead, it crashes and has a predator leap up to the top of the castle while cloaked or something, maybe fighting off some xeno’s with a plasma caster blast and a swing of the staff could be real fun).

  • Khy

    This is going to be a nightmare. Fuck Disney.

    • Grimphantom

      If you’re worried on the rating, they confirmed they will still keep the R-rated on movies like Deadpool and other franchises like Aliens and Predator, so no worries.

    • Sorkin006

      Why is it going to be a nightmare?

  • biff

    What about Fox’s holdings on the X-Men movies? Did Disney manage to get that?

    • Marla

      I think Disney bought out Fox

    • Grimphantom

      They got EVERYTHING….including your soul.

  • The Night King

    Predator was lame but at some point someone decided it was as popular as Alien. All the merging of the franchises did was drag Alien down to predators level.

  • Lady Bathory

    So Disney got the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Aliens, and Predator… That’s a bit concerning. It means no films like Logan anymore, or anything that contains more adult themes than Avengers… (which are basically non-existent). While I do enjoy some of the MCU films, their style simply doesn’t work for ALL franchises.
    It has been confirmed that New Mutants is still happening but I wonder what’ll happen to the New Mutants trilogy exploring three different horror sub-genres. That’s probably off the table now.

    • Sorkin006

      Um, what ass are you pulling all this ‘no films like Logan anymore’ from?

    • Grimphantom

      It’s confirmed that movies like Deadpool and Aliens will still be R-rated, so don’t panic.

    • Khy

      They are going to have to bend I imagine and leave their fucking family values comfort zone…Bob Igar did say they’d be willing to test the R rated waters but idk…still early And could be a lot of talk.

      But the fact that they have sole control is terrifying. Let’s not forget they now own American Horror Story…but I imagine they won’t interfere much at all when it comes to the FX channel.

      Still scary. Next season of AHS should be American Horror Story: Monopoly.

      • Sorkin006

        Disney used to own Miramax. They’ve left the family friendly comfort zone many times.

        • Khy

          Used too.

          • Sorkin006

            Well gee sorry they didn’t wanna deal with the Weinsteins anymore.

      • Saturn

        Indeed, they should have some billionaire character who people are arguing about whether he ever wore a monacle…..

  • Creepshow

    Pretty sure Disney isn’t banking on these two fossilized turds. Take them out in back of Mickey’s tool shed and euthanize them.

    “Look at the pretty flowers.” *pop*pop*.

    • Khy

      No Creepshow! They got to you too!

      *Screams in horror*

      • Creepshow

        Nah, that’ll never happen. I am just SOOO fucking tired of 80’s horror characters. I can’t be alone on this. And if I am, oh well.

  • Sorkin006

    There was a time when Disney owned Pulp Fiction.

  • The Night King

    In the new Star Wars movie, Princess Leia gets blown out of her ship during an attack and then uses the force to fly Superman style through space back to the ship. Once I found that out I realized that Disney could very well turn Alien into an over the top gay musical and people would still go see it.

    • gjk2012 .

      Did that seriously happen in the new movie?

      • khail19

        Yeah. Crowd went wild after seeing that with their own eyes after all these years.

        • gjk2012 .

          So then could anyone answer how the “force” kept all of the air and fluid in her body without turning it inside out? I think I will wait for home video so I don’t have to bare that cringe worthy moment in the theaters. That might even top Jar Jar.

          • Saturn

            The movie was kinda fun – but the reviews stating that it’s AMAZING, the BEST since EMPIRE! are bullshit.
            Without spoiling owt, there is now a backlash against the Snoke character, with many now considering him to be the worst character in the history of Star Wars – WORSE than Jar Jar.
            The movie may well do well at the cinema as the MSM will push it (and it’s obviously got it’s fanbase – but now there are talks that the new trilogy is just another prequel trilogy in quality), much like the MCU movies, because, well, we all know why….
            Let’s just say that when Disney take-over DC, the reviews of the movies will all be FANTASTIC! JUST WHAT THE FRANCHISE NEEDED! AMAZING!

          • gjk2012 .

            In another 10 maybe less years they will continue another trilogy with Poe, Ray, and Finn. I wont even give it a chance. I only watched this trilogy for Han, Leia, and Luke and it looks like they killed them all off crushing fans of the original trilogy out of shock value but understandable after Fisher’s passing. The new characters are forgettable.

      • Saturn

        Indeed it did – it was silly – and it’s nice to see that somebody didn’t bother to add a SPOILER comment for those who may have just been browsing, who haven’t seen Last Jedi yet.
        Bravo BD – it’s contagious!

        • gjk2012 .

          People should know that they shouldn’t even touch the internet if they don’t want to get spoilers for these movies.

          • Saturn

            Now if BD was a sci-fi site, then yeah, I’d agree with you.
            But it’s a HORROR site f.f.s!
            Look, I personally saw the movie on Thursday, which I believe was a day earlier than the US release date, I wouldn’t dream of coming on here and posting stuff about the movie, knowing that in the US it hadn’t been released yet, without using a massive SPOILER warning first.
            It’s only polite really not to spoil certain scenes in a movie that millions of people want to see on the same day it’s released.

            Say for example in the UK we seem to get the MCU movies around a week before the US, would it be fine for me to drop in a spoilers from Avengers Infinity War on a thread devoted to Insidious, with absolutely no warning whatsoever??
            Of course not.

  • How much did Disney REALLY take Star Wars into a “whole new direction”? We got Han, Chewie, R2, 3PO, Leia, and Luke. We have the New Order, which is just the fallen Empire. I liked The Force Awakens, but it wasn’t exactly a tremendous departure from the franchise, aside from the fact that it was worth watching more than once, unlike the prequel trilogy.

    There’s no reason for Disney to make massive changes for any of these simply because the rights changed hands. They founded Touchstone back in the 80s to delve into PG-13 fare at a time when they wouldn’t put the actual Disney logo on anything rated higher than PG (and even that was pushing it. They had ownership in Miramax, which put out MANY R-rated Films. They don’t necessarily have to release these films under the actual Disney banner.

    And even if they did make the decision that everything was going to be released with the Disney logo at the beginning of it, you have to remember there was a time when that logo would never be seen on anything that was even PG-13. Now, all the Marvel movies have been PG-13, with the Disney logo preceding. Times change. “Family friendly” is great and all, but in the end the REAL motivation is “quarterly dividends.” If there’s money in it, they’ll produce porn. (Minnie Does Xenomorphs)

  • sedoi

    Well RIP X-men, Aliens and Predator 🙂

    • The chicken man

      Weren’t they all pretty much dead already?
      😉

      • sedoi

        Legion and Days of the future past were great

        • Pickle Dust

          Legion is great, everything else X-Men so far has been utter crap. Even if you absolutely ignore the comics themselves, the movies really just aren’t good.

          • sedoi

            Thats just like your opinion? I would take logan or DotFP over 80% of MCU that turned into idiotic joke fest. Homecoming was godawfull and it seems X-Men will be next.

      • FOXCYBORGNINJA

        Alien and predator can only get better from here on out because they can’t get any worse.

        Source am a non biased fan of both franchises

  • J Jett

    why are some people just automatically assuming that there won’t be any R-rated ALIEN/LOGAN/PREDATOR/etc. movies now?

    • Tyler Starnes

      What’s ironic is both issues are about one thing, Money. lol. Hope Congress can reappeal the NN issue but this is America the idiots who allow crap like this to happen in the first place. 97$ of population disapproved even that cant defeat coporate greed and dollars. Hell look at EA with Battlefront 2 & Activision with Destiny 2, the mobile-gaming crap is making way into console games ffs.

    • Tyler Starnes

      What’s ironic is both issues are about one thing, Money. lol. Hope Congress can reappeal the NN issue but this is America the idiots who allow crap like this to happen in the first place. 97$ of population disapproved even that cant defeat coporate greed and dollars. Hell look at EA with Battlefront 2 & Activision with Destiny 2, the mobile-gaming crap is making way into console games ffs.

    • Tyler Starnes

      What’s ironic is both issues are about one thing, Money. lol. Hope Congress can reappeal the NN issue but this is America the idiots who allow crap like this to happen in the first place. 97$ of population disapproved even that cant defeat coporate greed and dollars. Hell look at EA with Battlefront 2 & Activision with Destiny 2, the mobile-gaming crap is making way into console games ffs.

    • Tyler Starnes

      What’s ironic is both issues are about one thing, Money. lol. Hope Congress can reappeal the NN issue but this is America the idiots who allow crap like this to happen in the first place. 97$ of population disapproved even that cant defeat coporate greed and dollars. Hell look at EA with Battlefront 2 & Activision with Destiny 2, the mobile-gaming crap is making way into console games ffs.

    • Tyler Starnes

      What’s ironic is both issues are about one thing, Money. lol. Hope Congress can reappeal the NN issue but this is America the idiots who allow crap like this to happen in the first place. 97$ of population disapproved even that cant defeat coporate greed and dollars. Hell look at EA with Battlefront 2 & Activision with Destiny 2, the mobile-gaming crap is making way into console games ffs.

    • Khy

      They are connected J. Don’t trust any of these corporations.

    • The Night King

      The tears will really flow when people go to download torrents and find all torrent sites blocked by their providers.

  • kieron callaghan

    My main concern is that will a new season of ‘The Exorcist’ be commissioned now?. I purchased seasons one and two through Prime UK but we’re a week behind here so once i watch episode 9 tonight, next Thursday will then be the last one for me and i am absolutely gutted. Apart from as a child watching ‘Hammer House Of Horror’ and a few years back ‘In The Flesh’ this is the only other television series that i have ever seen so Thursdays will never be the same again.

    • Daniel Baldwin

      Disney didn’t purchase the regular Fox network. They ended up with most of the company’s scripted series-filled channels, but not that one. They also didn’t end up with production rights to The Exorcist series, since Morgan Creek owns the property. Basically, Disney has no say over whether or not that show continues. That’s all up to the usual Fox network brass.

  • kieron callaghan

    My main concern is that will a new season of ‘The Exorcist’ be commissioned now?. I purchased seasons one and two through Prime UK but we’re a week behind here so once i watch episode 9 tonight, next Thursday will then be the last one for me and i am absolutely gutted. Apart from as a child watching ‘Hammer House Of Horror’ and a few years back ‘In The Flesh’ this is the only other television series that i have ever seen so Thursdays will never be the same again.

  • EatingAsnowCone

    Don’t automatically assume there will be a Disney logo. Just like comcast became the new parent company to Universal. It could just say 20th Century Fox with a small “a Disney company” line underneath. Or a brand new label like when Disney created Touchstone. Everyone seems to forget touchstone was created to release more adult Disney content when they produced Splash.
    I swear this site gets dumber every year

  • McGilli

    So now they can finally merge the Star Wars and Alien and Predator franchises for a giant movie directed by JJ Abrams?

    • blackie_chan

      Only if Buzz Lightyear is in it..im all for it

      • FOXCYBORGNINJA

        “I’ve set my laser from stun to kill”

  • zombie84_41

    Yeah theres no reason for Disney not to release R films. It honestly won’t hurt them either. Shit if we can get an R rated Star Trek film then we sure as fuck can get some R Disney films. Maybe even an R Star Wars film down the line how sick would it be to get a full fledge horror take on Vader and have it be R if that ever happen I freak.

    • Baron Von Marlon

      Star Wars done Game Of Thrones style would be so freakin’ awesome.

      • zombie84_41

        I think it will be too. Esp a straight forward Vader film. Look how menacing and insane he was in those 5mins in Rouge One if we can get a full fledge R rated Vader film life will be wonderful.

        • Baron Von Marlon

          Not just Vader. Any evil guy using the force could make for some bloody spectacle. And there’s all the alien creatures, they could deliver some blood and gore.

          • zombie84_41

            that would be dope too. Or have Death Troopers in it doing some dope shit, but this won’t ever happen lol. But its always good to dream.

    • DeathSwagga

      There’s an R rated Star Trek film?!?!

      • zombie84_41

        Yup. And Tarantino will be directing it. They fast tracked the film so here’s hoping it will actually happen. I want to see a sick as Klingon battle.

  • This is huge news! That being said, I hate that Marvel now owns X-Men, Deadpool, and all of their spin-offs. They should have Fantastic Four, but the X-Men franchise should continue as is.

    • khail19

      Yeah! I want to see Fox’s take on Scarlet Witch!

    • Cory Smith

      Exactly. I 110% agree that Disney should only have Fantastic 4, since Fox screwed up twice with them. But when it comes to X-Men, Fox should’ve kept them because X-Men is a golden iconic franchise as big as everything else that they have and they have not fucked it up. But now since that greedy old fart Rupert Murdoch is $53 billion dollars richer, now we have to worry about X-Men turning into a big family comedy film as everything else in the MCU (excluding Winter Soldier, which was pretty serious, and Guardians of the Galaxy, which had a lot of adult humor).

    • GunGunTrio

      I seem to recall Hugh Jackman saying he would reprise his role as Wolverine if it meant he could crossover for an Avengers movie. Now they could either really easily screw that up or actually take the time to get it right. Personally I would love it so long as they don’t cheese ball him.

      • I hope they don’t just abruptly stop making the current X-Men films and then immediately introduce a different version in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (their inclusion is an eventual inevitability). The best way to handle it would be to slowly phase the current X-Men films out, and gradually introduce the concept of Mutants into the MCU while keeping spin-offs like Deadpool and New Mutants continuing as they are.

        Maybe after they introduce the MCU version of Mutants, they can go the Days of Future Past route by doing a Multi-verse crossover where the MCU and X-Men (Fox) universes collide. Then, they can just cherry pick what works from the Fox X-Men movies (Quicksilver, Michael Fassbender, Deadpool, ETC), and then replace what doesn’t work with their own MCU version. This would probably be the best route, especially since the MCU Quicksilver is dead and X-Men Quicksilver was better received. Give him a better costume, and he would fit in just fine.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Well that was quick. If it equals a new Alien story, I’m all for it. And I’ve always believed that mashing up Alien and Predator would be great if done correctly. Obviously, this hasn’t happened yet.

  • blackie_chan

    Hopefully we can get a Buzz Lightyear vs Alien!

  • Rick-Taylor

    What is a four quadrant tent pole blockbuster?

    • blackie_chan

      4 blockbuster movies

    • Daniel Baldwin

      Four quadrants = Kids, Teens, Adults, and Elderly (or Adult Men and Adult Women, depending on who you talk to). Basically, movies that will motivate audiences of all ages to show up at the theater. Think Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar films, Harry Potter, etc.

  • Bradley Blue

    I was more scared that Disney WASN’T going to buy the Fox stuff. Disney have incredible quality standards. Disney don’t lose money. Disney have every resource to give an idea any kind of “get who the fuck you want to act and direct, the best CGI, whatever” blank check, that we could all ever hope for our beloved franchises.

    Alien hasn’t been great.
    “Predator in the Burbs: Getting the Kids To School On Time” or whatever the shit it’s called, sounds like complete nonsense.

    Disney doesn’t do garbage. If it’s bad and unprofitable, they will can it. Maybe they pull a Star Wars, saving Ridley from himself.

    This isn’t a dumb company.

  • gjk2012 .

    First Star Wars then Fox and now Alien and Predator. Whats next the Saw series? The Saw series would be fun for the whole family.

    • Will Ft. The Roots

      Or they would release it under a different name…Fox Searchlight, Tristar, 20th Century Fox etc

      • GunGunTrio

        The next Saw movie under Disney would be revealed to actually be that kid from Home Alone.

        On a side note, I want to see Jigsaw make the games for the Price is Right. That should be interesting.

  • Will Ft. The Roots

    The Alien Queen is the next Disney Princess

    • Victor Silva

      *Disney Queen

  • AdamX

    So how soon till Disney owns Freddy, Jason and Chucky?

  • Hugo Leonardo Arevalo

    Just kick Ridley Scott away from any new Alien movies and we are fine.

  • John Foytek

    so hopefully we’ll see future movies similiar to the comics?

  • Alanmac

    Hey Disney saved Star Wars so I’m quite alright with this. Just because it’s the Disney name doesn’t mean they’re gonna “kiddie down” the Predator or Alien films. They’re in it to make a profit so I’m sure they’re well aware that doing that would cost them money instead of making them money. I say bring it on. They’ve got the resources and cash flow to bring in the best in the business and hopefully save these two franchises. Alien can’t POSSIBLY go anywhere but up after Covenant.

    • feqfez4424

      Are you for real ? DIsney saved Star Wars…..? SAVED STAR WARS LOL ? SAVED FROM WHAT ? WHAT THE F*** ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ?

      Does that mean to you Star Wars was worse BEFORE Disney ? And they made it better ?

      That’s exploding my mind right now. Please someone help this guy.

      I wonder what people eat these days…

      • Alanmac

        Geez calm down Nancy. I’m referring to George Lucas’ episodes 1,2 & 3. I didn’t clarify that because I felt it was common knowledge that those movies nearly ruined the franchise. If you liked them then good for you but there’s no need to have an all caps aneurysm over a simple comment about a movie. This stuff is entertainment. It’s not that important.

        • Joshua Tyren Reece

          “This stuff is entertainment. It’s not that important.”

          Are you crazy? Your cant write that to a Star Wars Fanatic. The sacrifice Babies to George Lucas and pray for a new Lightsaber Color. Now they will be after you…
          Leave your House NOW and RUN…RUN!

          • JackJonston24

            Thanks for completely missing the point…..retard

          • Joshua Tyren Reece

            Oh, you are so cute ^^. I just have to pull your little string (Yuk!..not that little string, put it away…) and you jump like I want it. Jump my little Puppet, Jump!

      • Jonathan Larsson

        Hardly anything is worse than Phantom Menace or blander than Attack of the Clones. So yes, it was undeniably in a worser place before Disney at that point.

    • American Atheist

      Saved Star Wars? LOL
      You obviously haven’t seen that clusterfuck currently showing in theaters. Forced lame ass jokes. SJW garbage. Princess Leia flying through space without a space suit or ship. Pathetic.

  • xcalibrate ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Could this now mean that we get the original version of Star Wars? The original trilogy without all the, mostly terrible, rubbish that Lucas added. Now that Disney owns Fox, perhaps this will now be possible – all rights issues resolved.

  • Andrew Salisbury

    just do an Aliens/Predator/Star Wars crossover, you know the fans have wanted it for years lol

  • João Cláudio Campos

    I can se disney crossing over Alien and Predator with Avatar.

  • ClarkNova4

    John Squires again at proving his utter worthlessness. Must be really difficult to write this much garbage while sucking Disney cock and sucking corporate ass. Wasnt Alien vs Marines and AvP already a terrible idea? And to mix that with the predator bullshit and you will have an utter clusterfuck of crap that will barely interest anyone. Alien is majestic slow horror that has nothing to do with Cameron’s steroid bughunt diarrhea and utterly pointless Predatoe schlock. If Covenant should have proved one thing is that it’s a bad idea to mix genres and styles to please a larger crowd. It’s doomed to fail.

    On the other hand I hope Scott just dumps the Xeno and does his own thing as he started with Prometheus. He already announced to continue without it. So after all I couldn’t care less

    • DavidK

      Yes, Yes, Ridley Scott needs to deliver something new and fresh for the Alien franchise.
      Who needs Xenos when we have flute fingering A.I…
      I can see how Ridley Scott was ‘ahead of the curve’ with that one…

      I knew those amazing ‘David’ Fassbender flute duets were leading into something more deep and meaningful for the series…
      How inspiring would it be to now unveil a full blown Fassbender musical !!!
      Its clear that was always his bold new direction for the franchise.

      Disney too would be salivating at the prospect of a flute fingering family fantasy…
      *wondrous deep breath*
      OMG that wound be amazing… Ridley Scott is a genius.

      • ClarkNova4

        Failing at irony / sarcasm comes as easy to you as failing at taste. Or any understanding of art in cinema in general. Congrats.

    • Brent Waldrop

      Ridley destroyed Alien with his new take. Hopefully Disney will retcon Prometheus and Alien Convenant. He can do his god creates man, man destroys god stories in another universe. They do not fit at all in the Alien universe. He made the universe smaller. I appreciate the look and the philosophy he wants to bring to the screen but they dont belong in this universe. Alien is a slasher film in space. Aliens is Starship Troopers. Alien 3 is dismal. Alien Ressurection is garbage.

      • ClarkNova4

        Alien 3 isn’t dismal, it’s just you. Alien 3 kicks the shit out of Aliens in terms of overall quality and cinematic integrity.

    • Dan Warren (Forgottenretroworl

      @ClarkNova LOL!

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  • American Atheist

    Pretty soon I’m never going to go to the movie theaters. I barely go now. Fuck Disney’s generic SJW bullshit. The Marvel movies suck with all of the forced lame ass jokes and PC garbage. TLJ is complete shit. Princess Leia flying through space without a space suit or ship? Sure. Why not? Anything is possible in Disney fantasy land.

    I’ll save my money and stay the fuck away from anything Disney related. I haven’t had cable tv in almost 6 years and I’m doing well. I’m pretty sure I can handle not giving any money to the Disney regime. Fuck Disney.

    • Monkeymanbob

      You alright hun? Need a hug?

    • Brent Waldrop

      Wow someone is triggered.

    • HeWaTcHeSnOeYeS

      What a sad life you must live.

    • Master99

      If you think someone floating in space without a suit is the most unrealistic thing in Star Wars, I feel sorry for you.

  • Jonathan Larsson

    As long as they won’t compromise the r-rated nature of either franchise, I don’t really mind. I mean movies from both series haven’t really been up to standards for years. If they can give the Predator and Alien movies a much needed re-sparking, then all the more power to them.

  • OneFootFriendly

    “If Disney does at some point focus their attention on Alien,…”

    They’ll turn it into the same propaganda that they have jj wars and marvel comics.
    Which really wouldn’t be all that different then what ridley and fox were already doing,
    so its not like we’ve lost a lot of potentially great things that would have happened.

    I’m perfectly satisfied with putting a stop to ridley ruining alien,
    although jj alien is the only consolation prize.

    But it certainly insidious.
    That one mega-corporation has everything in its pocket like that.
    Especially if you dont count yourself among the demographic of neu-disney’s not so veiled at all political agendas.

    • OneFootFriendly

      As far as disney owning all this stuff in general, it almost doesn’t seem like any actual change. Like I said, everything awful about disney, fox was already doing pretty much the same thing with the terrible prometheus movies.

      All the major studies in hollywood really seem almost the same to me.
      Its the same hollywood culture formula. Having it all owned by disney only seems more honest then pretending that there was ever much difference between any of the studio’s as far as content.

      BUT,
      apparently the biggest concern is the business aspect of theaters and content platforms having to negotiate against a true unobscured monopoly. They have no leverage. And allegedly disney has ALREADY been abusing its portfolio to bully negotiations drastically in its own favor.

      But as far as CONTENT, it wont be getting better, but it wouldn’t be much worse either. Just the same low denominator blockbuster formula tripe as usual.

    • HeWaTcHeSnOeYeS

      I don’t think you know what “propaganda” is.
      What could The Force Awakens be propaganda for?
      Being the first good Star Wars film since Empire???

  • HeWaTcHeSnOeYeS

    Hopefully Disney can give us something better than whatever shit Ridley Scott’s been trying to pull lately.

  • richp_91

    Now that Disney owns Alien, can they do a movie with all the princesses getting killed by the true queen?

  • Carl Chrystan

    Who gives a flying f**k about who owns these hackneyed franchises? Whilst they exploit it for all the money they can make, other great original horror films come along. 2017 is testament to that. Let them put their multiplex bulls**t out whilst we enjoy things like ‘Raw’ and ‘The Belko Experiment’ and ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ and ‘Hounds of Love’ and ‘Gerald’s Game’ and ‘Berlin Syndrome’ and ‘1922’ and ‘mother!’ and ‘It Comes at Night’ and ‘El Bar’ and ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’ and ‘Prevenge’ and ‘Lake Bodom’ and ‘The Girl With All the Gifts’ and ‘A Dark Song’ – infinitely superior to the same stale b**locks! Shove your franchises up your arse!

    • ClarkNova4

      Absolutely. People focus way too much on these garbage franchises. Fuck Alien, I truly hope Scott dumps the Xeno with contempt and goes ahead in full bizarro mode

  • Anni

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  • Jack Thompson

    Time to erase all the Alien and Predator expanded universe novels from continuity and start a new canon, and republish all the old novels under the “Legends” line.

  • Dan Warren (Forgottenretroworl

    How do you get out of this chickenshit Disney outfit?

  • Brent Waldrop

    Biased how? Its my opinion as a viewer. Perhaps i should have said destroyed it for me as a viewer. To be fair though The Alien universe was damaged after 3 and destroyed after 4. I do find Ridleys film beautiful to look at but he ultimately made a vast universe seem so small and way too connected. God creates man, man creates David, David destroys god. I like the concept I just dont like it being jammed into an Alien film. I have nothing against Ridley. I think he is a great director.
    I’m sorry but you sound like the ultimate fanboy. Disparaging people for liking something you dont. Subhuman knuckle draggers? Wow. A bit snobby and elitist if you ask me. Its a set of movies for fucks sake. If you enjoy them good for you. Your opinion is just that an opinion no matter how much you want to fancy it up. At least I didnt attack people with my post. It must be lonely up on that high horse. From all the subhuman knuckle draggers, “Fuck you and the horse you rode in on”

    • ClarkNova4

      Of course you are biased since you put your own vision of what the Alienverse should be like over that of the original artist who created it. You belong to the crowd that ultimately belittles an 80 year old director who more or less created 2 genres and yet you still have the nerve to impy he is doing it wrong? So much for the high horse. Oh the irony. I’m not a fanboy btw. I think Scott did a lot of weak shit that was deservedly panned by critics and he has a tendency to always fuck up the theatrical cut even with his masterpieces. I’m speechless he hasn’t learned to contain that weak spot in all those years. As for those illiterate simians out there who praise the Disney they deserve to be called that. You seem to be more forgiving thats good for you.

      • Brent Waldrop

        Must be a Trump supporter.

        • ClarkNova4

          Cute, is that all you have now? That’s extremly low for someone who plays the high road card. I’m european btw living in Latin America a lot. So much for supporting Trump you mongrel

          • Brent Waldrop

            Well you would fit right in as you seem to believe your own opinions to be fact. As well as calling people who dont share your opinion sub human mongrels.

          • ClarkNova4

            No I called self important Disney worshippers who favour the smell of their own shit over work of an actual artist that because they are. Know the difference

          • Brent Waldrop

            Nope just my opinion. I am also of the opinion that Ridley Scott was not the only person that made Alien such a great film.

          • ClarkNova4

            Just to calm the tides a little. I appreciate that you tried your best to have a balanced view but still, just imagine for a second the possibility that Scott actually thought this through correctly and is ultimately right. I’m not saying he didn’t make mistakes (even he says so) but he understands the big picture deeply and technically made all the right decisions DESPITE many moaning about the loss of their childhood fantasies and shooting off their mouths in their insecurity of having to deal with something that went over their head? How about that?

          • Brent Waldrop

            Thank you for wanting to calm the tides. Apologies for the trump comment. I was also being a little unfair to Mr Scott. The studio deserves some blame here as well. The way I see it, Ridley didnt want to do another Alien film but wanted to do a hard scifi film. The studio wanted an Alien film. So Ridley took is idea wrapped in the alienverse so the studio would fund his film. Perhaps I am wrong about this , its just what I think happened. Prometheus should have been its own thing and the studio should have let it be its own thing. I feel it would have been a much better film that way. No baggage so to speak. No whining fanboys.

          • ClarkNova4

            I couldn’t agree more. Scott knew exactly what would happen if he brought back the Xeno and I can imagine him regretting the whole thing deeply. As far as I can tell he wanted to tell a separate story in the same universe and then Segway it into Alien. That was a great idea totally derailed by studio and fans alike because every franchise is a dead horse that needs to beaten nonetheless. Very annoying. I give Scott lots of positive credit for at least having had the right notion and for his incredible ability to distill and conceptualize new languages where the rest of Hollywood isn’t even capable to make successful formulaic films. Remember that Prometheus was considered a success (despite some negative views that came mainly from Cameron and Blomkamp fans) and it still has a fanbase hoping for a true sequel.

  • Bob Khan

    This is very worrisome. Disney is getting much too powerful.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposed_acquisition_of_21st_Century_Fox_by_Disney#Antitrust_concerns

    We should probably consider forcing the company to split up just like we did with Ma Bell back in the 80’s

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakup_of_the_Bell_System

  • MrX13

    As long as Predator stays rated R with Shane Black behind it, I’m all for it!

    Aliens, eh, I don’t care, these last few movies are great anyways

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    terrible

  • Great Disney will be bleeping “ugly motherfucker”

  • Zed

    I can’t see even Disney screwing Alien up as much as the last two movies that featured my favourite Xenomorph species… So long as they don’t try to make it ‘their own’ then we might just get the sequel we’ve been waiting for since the let down of prometheus

    • ClarkNova4

      Prometheus was and still is considered a success. It has quite a vocal fanbase that celebrates its uniqueness. The only people moanign over it are backwards knuckle dragging franchise slaves who will cheer to ‘the Didney’ for giving them Marvel dressed up with marines killing bugs.

      • Zed

        I liked the original four movies… I didn’t particularly like the totally unrelated prequel to a prequel with an alien that looked like something from sesame street had a one-night stand with a hentai movie.
        I preferred AVP requiem to prometheus.
        The entirety of Covenant just looked like “sorry for prometheus, here’s every single fan-complaint patched over…” only without any reason to like the characters! There was more character growth in the trailer than the whole movie!

        If Prometheus and Alien were a totally different franchise, I would applaud it’s attempt to confuse even the most die-hard of Ridley Scottists, but to be honest, I’ve not seen a worse film added to a sequel. This includes Starship troopers 3.

        (ps, any particular reason we need overbearing religion references in every new ALIEN movie when there were none before?)

        • ClarkNova4

          Well if you liked Requiem there is not much to discuss I guess. If you can only point out religious references from the latest films then you must have shut out everything else consciously or you didn’t notice. First off all it’s much less religious than people make it out to be. They are much rather very obvious cosmic creation and destruction metaphors mixed with the ancient astronaut theory and mountains of madness. It does makes a point that possibly life may have been created somehow and of course that religion might have come from pre religious myths… but that’s it. Imbeciles on the internet blow this out of proportions because they can’t tell the fucking difference in their limitless pettiness because they are butt hurt for not getting a Cameronian bug hunt with marines or predators ‚directed‘ by simpletons like Blomkamp. It’s currently very hip to disguise insecurity and anti-intellectualism by pointing out gay androids, flute fingering, philosophical themes and in general having an issue with Sigourney Weaver not taking the lead.

  • MLG 007

    All i can say to this is just wow…

  • Mark Kaiser

    You have got to be kidding me. Marvel (so long Wolverine, and the rest), completely destroyed Star Wars and the original characters, now the Yautja (Predator), and Aliens are next!?!! I bet Jason, Freddy, and Michael will be in the mouse house soon.

  • Mark Kaiser

    Well, as they say, money talks and bulls*$t walks, unfortunately, the corporate trendies who make the decisions…have the money. But when the sheeple snap out of their idiotic trances, and start going with common sense (for their own survival, and well being if nothing else), then this will crash. However with the damage done, it may cause a serious spike in creative revolutionary ‘back down to earth’ thinking and strong individual control over our own lives and freedoms of expression…which created what they’re destroying now.

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