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    Mighty Member Minerboh's Avatar
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    Default With The Disney/FOX Merging Almost Complete Is it Possible That Marvel...

    ...Will acquire the rights for the Alien comics?
    It happened with Star Wars and they recently re introduced Conan so it might be a slight possibility?

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    ala Deadpool versus the Marvel U, Aliens invade the Marvel universe. Has potential.
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    It probably depends quite a bit on the current license agreement with Darkhorse.

    One thing particularly worth noting is that despite Disney owning the I.P, that's also a separate license to Marvel meaning that they would have to work out a deal to use it. Marvel wouldn't just be able to use Alien at the drop of a hat. Star Wars was pretty expedient due to its high value but Alien is far less lucrative despite much of its value coming from Extended media. What's more is that with no film or TV series in production and the critical reception to Alien:Covenant and Blackout being.., bleak. I doubt Disney is in much of a hurry to reboot it under Marvel.

    The possibility is certainly there, but it's highly unlikely given what little Marvel or Disney gain under its usage.
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    Dark Horse has done some amazing things with the license and I don't want them to lose it. That being said, the time is long overdue for a crossover. A Venom/Carnage/Aliens story could be dark as hell.
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    So I did a bit of extra digging on how likely this was to occur and it seems that it's incredibly unlikely.

    “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.”

    “Bob Iger has said that FX Networks will be able to create and produce content for Hulu but likely not for Disney+ as Disney+ will be their family friendly streaming service with Hulu being adult oriented.”

    “Bob Iger has said they do not plan to publish video games through Disney in the future and will instead focus on licensing their brands to respective game studios such as EA with their Star Wars license.”

    (Note: This is from AVP Galaxy)

    The big takeaway here is that the big names like Alien are going to continue in some fashion, it's just that it will be disconnected from streaming services like Disney's upcoming streaming service. It should also be noted that if videogames had been any indicator, Alien will be licensed out to other studios seeing as both Disney and Marvel don't like doing things in-house.

    The takeaway into comics is that Alien already has a platform with Darkhorse and that it won't be showing up on streaming services like Disney's. While Marvel has less issues about explicit violence, Alien does not fall under Marvel's license. Remember, Fox entertainment will still be left active to do its thing meaning that Alien is still under Fox's jurisdiction, just under new management. Darkhorse already being an active publisher having a deal with that aspect of Fox, I see no reason Disney would want to move things under Marvel especially when they made it clear they want their R-rate properties separated.
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