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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

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?

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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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SOURCE: Deadline

  • Smerdyakov

    No, Disney would NEVER do that!

  • Victor Roa

    I read the article…. but Fox brought that upon itself by releasing crap for 20 years. What’s just sad about this, we all know XMen deal isn’t going to last forever, anyone over the age of 5 remembers the Fox fanfare of Star Wars. Like maybe I can think of Linclon, Gone Girl, Kingsman, and the Matrian are probably the better films they released in 7 years. But going back in their catalog it’s pretty obvious their downfall was never properly fallowing up on Independence Day and then loosing everything through bad deals. Like looking at a lot of these action films and Kick Ass and Kingsman are probably the only thing they got, but you get this impression that Jumper really is all they can do if it was given up to the studio heads. Looking back at anything before 2000, they used to produce the films themselves but like everything now is co produced.
    You know the company is in real trouble when a geek says “Fox” they mean Aliens, Preditor, Avatar, Xmen, Simpsons or Star Wars but then everyone thinks of Fox News.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.