From Aliens and Avatar to Deadpool and Die Hard.
Update! It’s official. The Walt Disney Company has set a deal to purchase 21st Century Fox for an all-stock transaction valued at $52.4 billion, Disney has announced. Read on for our original story…
Want to see the Fantastic Four in the MCU? Or even someone in those films be able to use the word “mutant?” Could Buffy the Vampire Slayer be considered a “Disney Princess?” How about the xenomorph daughters of the Alien Queen?
With a huge deal between Disney and 21st Century Fox looming, in which Disney would acquire not only Fox’s Marvel characters but also Fox’s movie and TV studios (with networks including FX and National Geographic among others), we thought the time was perfect to look at some of the big franchises and properties that will fall under the Disney corporate umbrella if the buyout goes through.
Here’s the thing: No one is 100% clear as to the full details of the acquisition, only that it involves Fox’s film and TV production studios and Fox’s stake in U.S. streaming-video provider Hulu – which would then make Disney the majority owner of Hulu. There’ve been rumors that Hulu might become the “foundation” for Disney’s streaming service, so this deal would really bulk up their content in preparation for next year’s launch.
Final thing: Fox Broadcasting Co. (and Fox News) aren’t a part of this deal. Does this mean big TV properties like Simpsons and Family Guy aren’t up for grabs? Well, no, because they were made by 20th TV and that is part of the package.
Click through the slideshow to check out – from Aliens to Avatar to Planet of the Apes – all the major Fox films and TV shows that Disney will likely own when the dust settles!
On top of the properties displayed in the slideshow above, there’s also TV shows like American Horror Story, the ’60s Batman series, M*A*S*H, and more. Plus, films like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Sound of Music, Fantastic Voyage, and most of Mel Brooks’ movies. It’s quite a hefty roster.
What do you think of the potential buyout? Let us know below…