Dec 142017


Disney buys 21 Century Fox for $52.4 billion, which means they’ll own the ‘Alien’ franchise, which means that the Xenomorphs born from the Queen are now actually Disney Princesses. Let that sink in for a minute

This means that the X-Men and the Fantastic Four can now appear in the Marvel Avengers movies. yeah, I know, big whoop. More importantly, it means that the United States Colonial Marines can now appear in Star Wars movies. And facehuggers can appear in Pixar flicks like”Finding Xeno.”

 Posted by at 12:12 pm
  • Peter Hanely

    And let’s hope Disney management isn’t actually so stupid to do most of that. But I’m not holding my breath.

    • DG

      As a former inmate of Mouseschwitz, I can confirm: Disney management is pretty stupid. Unfortunately Disney fans are so rabid, they’ll take any crap the Mouse Empire dishes out.

  • DG

    I actually prefer the X-men being in their own universe. I never thought the ‘people hate mutants’ idea worked when in the confines of the Marvel Universe, since to me it never made sense that mutants are the target of prejudice but other supers weren’t targeted by that.

  • Thucydides_of_Athens

    Thinking back, they also bought the rights to Edgar Rice Burroughs “Barsoom” series (although the “John Carter” movie was a flop). This means Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium is also a Disney Princess, although a naked, sword wielding kick ass princess is bound to have some difficulty fitting into the Disney marketing formula………

    • Scottlowther

      “John Carter” is a master class in how to screw up movie marketing. The movie itself? I think it’s awesome, a beautiful thing to look at and entertaining. But naming it “John Carter?” Not even “John Carter of Mars?” Dummmmmbbb. IIRC, a book was written on just how badly it was marketed.

      • Thucydides_of_Athens

        True enough. I can only wonder how Disney could spend an estimated $200 million on a movie and do such a terrible job marketing it….

  • Michel Van

    Other important question
    Is “The Orville” also now Disney property ?

    • Scottlowther

      I guess it is.

  • philo_t

    “the United States Colonial Marines can now appear in Star Wars movies.”

    Oh come on Scott, you know well enough there is not time travel in either universe.

    • Scottlowther

      Don’t necessarily need time travel. SW is in a different galaxy; so what you could have is an “invasion fleet” of Star Destroyers that spent the last five hundred years (that’s a long long time by my reckoning) traveling to *this* galaxy. Crew was put in suspension for that time. Maybe the SD’s were sent out after a similarly equipped rebel armada that fled that galaxy.

      • publiusr

        In terms of the princess thing–I do seem to remember a Queen toy that had….heels.

  • Lawrance Wong

    Oooh! A Phineas and Ferb crossover set in the Aliens universe!