When Disney announced its acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets last month, many wondered what the deal would mean for the future of the Alien franchise. Specifically, we needed to know whether flesh-eating Xenomorph monsters would be considered Disney princesses. It was soon determined that, yes, of course.
Xenomorphs are Disney princesses. Absolutely.
so what you are saying is, Century Fox is now Disney
which means the Alien franchise is now Disney
which means Xenomorphs, being born from the Xenomorph Queen, are now Disney princesses https://t.co/iop6TM3Rx0
— Siberian Fox (@SilverVVulpes) December 7, 2017
So that’s settled. But we still don’t know if The House of Mouse wants to toss any resources behind a historically R-rated saga that, as Bloody Disgusting points out, hasn’t exactly been kicking ass at the box office in recent years.
“I’m hoping I’ll still be there, so whether or not they go ahead with such a dark subject, being Disney, as Aliens, remains to be seen,” director Ridley Scott tells Digital Spy.
“I think they should because, I think, when people have a hard and fast franchise which has ongoing interest, it’s crazy not to do something with it.”
It’s impossible to say with much certainty WTF Disney executives want to do with their new, extraterrestrial kill-crazy princesses. But, in theory, they could be counter-intuitively open to carrying on Alien’s traditional gore and mayhem. CEO Bob Iger already announced that words like “fuck” and wholesale slaughter won’t be disappearing from upcoming Deadpool flicks. And everybody seems to forget that Disney owned Miramax throughout the ’90s.
So Disney proper won’t ever cross the PG-13 threshold. But they don’t always mind if their corporate subsidiaries release films in which, for example, a woman accidentally engages in necrophilia in a convenience store bathroom. Disney was also cool with Vincent Vega shooting Marvin right in the face and splattering his brains all over the back of Jules Winnfield’s car.
And if Disney pulls the trigger on more movies, Ridley Scott’s already got a plan together.
“I’m in tune with where Covenant 2 would go,” he says. “We already know what we’d do with that.”