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20th Century Fox will continue to make its own content under Disney…

March 8th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Well, this is very interesting…

Disney Chairman Bob Iger has confirmed during a shareholder’s meeting that 20th Century Fox will continue to operate under the banner of Disney.

This means that 20th Century Fox will join the ranks of Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm and that is – from a movie fan’s point of view – very exciting.

Why? Well, many feared that the acquisition of 20th Century Fox by Disney would mean that franchise like Aliens or Predator would either be scrapped or, worse, diluted down for younger audiences, but nope.

The only franchises this obviously won’t apply to is the X-Men franchise and the Fantastic Four franchise, as both these will be brought into the MCU and will see all the characters – except Deadpool we’re hearing – being recast.

“I think it only makes sense,” Iger told THR, “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.”

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige said: “I’m excited, and it’s not just the marquee names you know — there are hundreds of names on those documents, on those agreements.

“And the fact that Marvel is as close as we may ever get now to having access to all of the characters, is something I’ve been dreaming about for my almost 20 years at Marvel. And it’s very exciting.”

But this got us thinking… if Disney own 20th Century Fox and plan on continuing to make content under their banner, could we see the 20th Century Fox Fanfare returning to the beginning of the Star Wars movies?

It would definitely be within the realm of possibility and I think a lot of fans – myself included – would love to hear the fanfare returning to the galaxy far, far away.

Just a thought.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….