Disney is welcoming its new Fox franchises under its banner – quite literally.
Following thelate Tuesday, Disney made an immediate update to its website. Star Wars,
While Deadpoolthe Disney school bus, some aren't quite as chipper. The transition could see potential X-Men films developed by Fox lost by the wayside, including an X-23 spinoff of the successful Hugh Jackman starring according to The Hollywood Reporter. On top of that, Variety is reporting and expected loss of 4,000 jobs to result from the merger.
Yet things aren't so blue for James Cameron's Avatar, which hasin the works, to be shot back-to-back, with Avatar 2 set to arrive Dec. 1
Deadpool, which saw two R-rated movies and a PG-rated version orunder Fox, could see its adult fire continue for a Deadpool 3. Disney CEO Bob Iger is open to possibility, saying there would be an "opportunity for an R-rated Marvel fire as long as we let audiences know what's coming. "
As for Fox's feelings about the merger, see the new sizzle reel posted to YouTube Wednesday night.
It features clips from The Simpsons, Family Guy and Empire. In one Empire clip, character Lucious Lyon says, "The company we knew and loved is changing."
The Mouse House is a crowded one indeed.
Originally published March 20, 5:10 p.m. PT.
Update, 6:25 pm : Adds Fox's sizzle rule