The Movie Franchises Disney Is Getting From Fox
Movieweb.com recently reported on all the movie franchises that Disney is acquiring after their purchase of FOX. And its a ton!
One of the biggest concerns movie-goers have is the fact that Disney doesn't make rated R movies, and well, now they've inherited a whole bunch of them. So only time will tell how the Disney will handle content that may be considered a total opposite from the brand they've built since 1928.
Sci-Fi and Fantasy:
- "Independence Day"
- "Planet of the Apes"
- "The Maze Runner"
- "Percy Jackson"
- "The Chronicles of Narnia"
- "Night at the Museum"
- "Ice Age"
- "Alvin and the Chipmunks"
- "Home Alone"
- "Fantastic Four"
Speaking of Deadpool. Having a PG-13 Deadpool movie would absolutely ruin that franchise. Disney boss Bob Iger said, quote,
"We think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like 'Deadpool'. As long as we let the audiences know what's coming, we think we can manage that fine." - Bob Iger
Ryan Reynolds joked about the Disney buyout on Twitter.
Disney also acquired FOX television with series like:
- "American Horror Story"
- "The X-Files"
- "This Is Us"
- "Family Guy"
- "The Simpsons"
"Simpsons" creator James L. Brooks Tweeted a picture of Homer and Bart's first meeting with Mickey Mouse.
Ironically, The Simpsons predicted the merger over 20 years ago...see below!