Disney officially announced its purchase of the majority of 21st Century Fox yesterday. There are a lot of potential implications, but what YOU'RE wondering is, what new movie franchises has Disney picked up?
The answer is . . . a ton. Including:
"Die Hard" . . . the sci-fi movies "Avatar" . . . "Alien" . . . "Predator" . . . "Independence Day" . . . "Planet of the Apes" . . .
The young adult sci-fi and fantasy movies "The Maze Runner" . . . "Percy Jackson" . . . and "The Chronicles of Narnia" . . .
The kid flicks "Night at the Museum" . . . "Ice Age" . . . "Alvin and the Chipmunks" . . . and "Home Alone" . . .
And the superhero movies "X-Men" . . . "Fantastic Four" . . . "Wolverine" . . . and "Deadpool".
A lot of people are worried because Disney really doesn't make R-rated movies . . . but they just bought several R-rated franchises.
The one that's causing the most concern is "Deadpool" because there would be absolutely NOTHING good about a PG-13 "Deadpool" movie. RYAN REYNOLDS even joked about it yesterday morning on Twitter.
But don't worry . . . Disney boss Bob Iger said, quote, "We think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like 'Deadpool'. As long as we let the audiences know what's coming, we think we can manage that fine."
On the TV side, Disney just got its hands on "24", "American Horror Story", "Empire", "Homeland", "The X-Files", and "This Is Us". Plus the animated shows "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons".
"Simpsons" creator James L. Brooks Tweeted a picture of Homer and Bart's first meeting with Mickey Mouse.
(Ironically, "The Simpsons" predicted this merger 20 years ago.)