There are a lot of questions audiences have in light of Disney’s upcoming potential acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox’s assets. Among these assets will be all their film studios, meaning that Disney will effectively own 20th Century Fox — the 82-year-old film studio, that is.
What would this mean in terms of their overall output. Does Disney plan on letting the studio continue forth, business as usual, or will they try to shove the studio into Disney’s own pipeline, pretty much trimming all the fat and making the smaller studio a part of their brand?
This is something Logan director James Mangold is concerned about, as he revealed to Deadline.
“If they’re actually changing their mandate, if what they’re supposed to do alters, that would be sad to me because it just means less movies. I just hope what we end up with is going to be a positive in terms of movies.”
We definitely understand his concerns. Given Disney’s position of power, they’re pretty much getting the opportunity just to crush the competition through acquisition, and part of that could result in them not leveraging the studio at all, and just shutting many aspects of it down.
Let’s hope that’s not the case and that this potential acquisition results in a net positive in terms of movies produced.
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