Appearing as part of Disney’s CinemaCon presentation, 21st Century Fox exec Emma Watts talked a bit about the future of the former studio’s franchises now that they’ve been absorbed into the Mouse House.
Disney showed off a sizzle reel of big franchises they now own which included footage of “Alien: Covenant” and “Predator” while Watts stated quite clearly that there are no plans to shelve these franchises, saying “We intend to do our part, and it is in that spirit that we will continue to create new stories” and then name-checked “Alien,” “Kingsman,” “Avatar” and “Planet of the Apes”. We know new entries for at least two of these franchises are coming, does this mean the other two will get more shortly?
Watts also said the upcoming “Dark Phoenix” will be the “perfect sendoff for our X-Men team” which confirms it is indeed the last one before the series gets rebooted. Disney Chairman Alan Horn confirmed that more “Deadpool” will be coming, while a reel of upcoming theatrical product by the studio seems to confirm that “The New Mutants” is still planning to go to cinemas and remains slated for an August 2nd release.