Will ALIEN & PREDATOR Still Have a Home at “The House of Mouse” (Disney)? Reports Suggest Yes!

While there’s clearly something going on in the Alien universe at large (with the recent game Alien: Blackout dropping and persistent rumors of a TV series arriving on a yet to be named, or yet to be established, streaming service), the likelihood of another feature film has been uncertain since 20th Century Fox’s acquisition by Disney. Same goes for the Predator franchise.

See, Disney doesn’t promote or release R-rated content. This fact has led many to fear it’s the end for Alien and Predator (not to mention every other R-rated property in Fox’s catalog). It’s been a source of no small amount of stress for some. Recently, however, Discussing Film reported some news that should have all horror fans breathing a sigh of relief:

“[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.”

Many hypothesize Disney will create a new branch and/or streaming service for their newly acquired R-rated properties; something that will keep the blood and guts from spoiling the pristine image Disney strives to project. We don’t know anything specific at this time, but we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, we can at least breathe a sigh of relief that the Disney deal isn’t the end of the Alien and Predator franchises.



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