– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This morning saw Disney acquiring nearly all of 21st Century Fox. With it, the House of Mouse brought in huge properties like the X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Simpsons, Deadpool, Avatar, and God knows how many other deeply embedded properties that we haven’t thought about.

Needless to say, when this acquisition became official, some folks in Hollywood had some things to say about it.

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First up is Ryan Reynolds, who is best known for playing Deadpool. Ironically enough, the family friendly Disney will now own the not-so-family-friendly Deadpool brand, and Reynolds responded with a fitting tweet.

James L. Brooks, one of the producers of The Simpsons tweeted out a brand new drawing from Matt Groening, showing Homer choking out Mickey — in a loving way, of course!

The most genuine response likely comes from James Gunn — the filmmaker behind Guardians of the Galaxy, and the guy who is set to usher the Marvel Cinematic Universe into a more galaxy-oriented direction (can you say Galactus?). With that in mind, Gunn expressed his excitement.

Needless to say, Disney has acquired more than a few huge brands that will serve them incredibly well in their years to come. Which brand has you most excited for Disney to take on, and which response do you like best? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Ryan Reynolds

  • Moby85

    I do think you’re going to see X-Men really getting some love in the film development department. Disney is going to want to establish their own legacy with X-Men and that probably means a new cinematic universe and, of course, crossovers with the MCU.

    That said, these things take time to get the wheels moving. It took years to get the first Star Wars film after Disney bought Lucasfilm and likewise it’ll take a few years to get the X-Men going. With the inclusion of Deadpool and I guess already Punisher, we’ve probably seen the end of Disney as “the family friendly studio” at least when they were considered that way specifically excluding non-family fair.

    Arguments could easily be made Disney hasn’t been that company since the PG-13 Pirates of the Caribbean films. Some might argue Touchstone Pictures but that was an era where Disney could be seen as keeping arms distance from more mature fare.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      You just brought up a cold truth. Things are going to take time to get the ball rolling. I just hope they put a stop to that horrendous Phoenix Saga and start fresh. I’m sure Feige had prior knowledge that this was likely going to happen and put a team to start brainstorming. Now that it’s official they can start to churn out storyboards and scripts and see the MCU through another 3 phases.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    At this point Disney will continue to grow until they purchase WB. Then you know what that means.
    Marvel vs DC: The Movie.
    And we will all be sitting there saying “Who would have thought that we would ever see this movie in our lifetime?”

  • Nay sayer!

    Please don’t let James Gunn near the X-men

  • Victor Roa

    I’m surprised they didn’t get Brad Bird to draw that Simpsons drawing, he still comes into Simpsons to do key frames of Krusty.
    why is matt Groening so off model if on every commentary track he talks about how to be on model. That’s a classic case of projection.

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.