Disney CEO Confirms Fox Branded Films Will Continue to Be Made Under the Fox Banner
For those of you who are wondering what will happen to some of the Fox branded franchises like Predator, Aliens, Avatar, and other films after Disney officially closes the deal. Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that 20th Century Fox will continue to operate under their own brand. Fox will just become another content creator for Disney just like Pixar, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm.
A lot of people have been thinking that Disney would be watering down films and franchises and focusing on PG-13 content, but that is not the case at all. 20th Century Fox, FX, Fox Searchlight, and others Fox production companies will all continue under their own names and be allowed to the freedom to create their own content.
Of course, once the deal closes, Fox will lose the license to make Marvel movies. All of the Marvel properties they had will now fall under the Marvel Studios banner. Iger previously explained to THR:
"I think it only makes sense. I want to be careful here because of what's been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know. It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn't be two Marvels."
It’s been interesting to see how fans have reacted to this Disney and Fox merger, but in the end it sounds like things aren’t going to change much.
Like the rest of you, I’m just looking forward to seeing how Marvel ends up incorporating the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters into the MCU.
The deal is expected to be finalized sometime this summer.