20th Century Fox Movie Franchises that Feel Most Out of Place Being Owned by DisneyBy now, most of us know that Disney took over 20th Century Fox (now 20th Century Studios). Of course, that means every 20th Century Fox film and film franchise is now a Disney property. Doesn't that feel weird? Some films feel like they sort of belong here (1997's 'Anastasia' has been mistaken a Disney film ever since it released) while others feel completely out of place under the Mouse House. This list compiles the best examples of films that we're having a tough time believing are now under Disney ownership.
There's virtually no element of this franchise that feels like it would have anything to do with Disney, yet, out of all the franchises that were acquired by Disney, this is one of the ones with the most future potential (next to any of their new superhero franchises, of course).
"Yippee ki-yay, motherf***er!". Now imagine Goofy saying that. If the thought makes you laugh, you'll probably agree with how strange it is to think of a Disney-produced film using that piece of dialogue. Yet, if they make any more John McClain-centered films, you're guaranteed to hear it.
Apparently, a new film (with the potential for further sequels) is in the works from 'Maze Runner' series director, Wes Ball. They're saying it will be a continuation of the Caesar storyline of the last three films, which is good. Here's hoping Disney does the series justice.
As of the day before I posted this list (November 20th, 2020), it was announced that Marvel Studios is finally moving forward with 'Deadpool 3'. The two writers behind 'Bob's Burgers' are penning the script, and, of course, Ryan Reynolds is returning. Time will tell if the film is somehow included in amongst the MCU characters or standing alone in it's little corner of reality. Either way, it's weird to think that we could someday see the merc with the mouth standing alongside characters like Thor or Spider-Man.
Hey, it's animated! So, it's like a Disney film, right? Well, if you've ever seen a sloth with its nipples on fire in a Disney film, then you're right. They're totally similar. To the rest of us who know they've never seen THAT kind of humour tackled in a Disney film, adding this series to the Disney+ catalogue feels rightfully odd.
Like, Deadpool, it's weird to see the (presently) longest-continuously running superhero franchise outside of the MCU come under Disney ownership. We know we're going to start seeing mutants in the franchise soon. We're not sure when or where or how, but it's coming and it'll be equal parts exciting and hard to believe when it does (think of how it felt to see Spider-Man in the MCU for the first time).
On the same day as they announced 'Deadpool 3', they announced a reboot of the franchise is coming from '10 Cloverfield Lane' director, Dan Trachtenberg.
Like, 'Alien' and (I guess to a degree) 'Predator', any horror film or franchise feels out of place under Disney. Will they try to make something out of this dormant franchise? Who knows.
So R-rated. So over the top. So wonderful. So un-Disney. Yet, here we are.
Maybe under Kevin Feige we'll finally see Marvel's first family properly realized on film. Just maybe.