X-Men, Alien Vs. Predator, And More Major Films And TV Shows That Are Now Owned By Disney

Thanks to the Disney-Fox merger, the Mouse is now the most powerful movie studio of all time.

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The Disney-Fox merger is officially complete.

As of Wednesday, 20 March, 20th Century Fox has been absorbed into the Walt Disney Company's expansive portfolio and will no longer operate as an independent movie studio.

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In a deal that's been set in motion since the end of 2017, Disney acquired all of the Fox's entertainment assets, film and TV divisions, for a whopping USD71.3 million. 

Considered the biggest media merger ever, Disney is now the most powerful movie studio of all time with an approximate 40% market share in the box office, overshadowing its remaining major rivals Universal, Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros. 

In light of the corporate marriage, a large number of Fox's film and TV titles will soon be making a new home at Disney. Some major ones include:

1. The X-Men film series, including the Wolverine and Deadpool movies

The X-Men and the "Merc with a Mouth" have returned home, as Disney also owns Marvel Studios a.k.a. the entity in charge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 

While the series' future is still unclear, there are two more titles awaiting release this year - X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants. Under the FX network, TV spin-offs The Gifted and Legion are also in the mix. 

At least Deadpool a.k.a. Ryan Reynolds seems excited to begin his journey at Disney. :p

2. Fantastic Four

Another set of prodigal heroes are returning to the Marvel fold. 

I will now be submitting a petition to have Chris Evans' Human Torch meet Chris Evans' Captain America! 

3. The first six Star Wars films

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Despite acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, 20th Century Fox retained distribution rights for the first six movies in the epic space opera. 

Well, Disney now has the full set, and is due to release Episode IX this year

4. The Simpsons

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5. The X-Files

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6. Anastasia

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Soooo... does this mean Anastasia is now a Disney princess? :D 

7. The Alien and/versus Predator franchise

9. The Shape of Water

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10. The Greatest Showman

A sequel is reportedly in the works. 

11. Alita: Battle Angel

Although producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez have hinted that the film could lead to multiple sequels, its future is currently unclear as Cameron wants to focus on...

12. Avatar

There are four sequels planned for Avatar, due for release in 2020, 2021, 2024, and 2025. 

13. Titanic

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14. Kingsman film series

Following the commercial success of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, three more films are currently in development for the series - a prequel called Kingsman: The Great Game, a third film for the original series, as well as a spin-off for American counterparts Statesman. 

15. Night At the Museum trilogy

A television series based on the trilogy is currently in development, and is expected to appear on one of Disney's platforms. 

16. Planet of the Apes franchise

17. Borat


18. Die Hard series

19. Taken trilogy

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20. Alvin and the Chipmunks film series

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21. Ice Age franchise

An animated series is currently being developed. 

22. Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series

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23. Independence Day and its sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence

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24. Home Alone film series

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25. How I Met Your Mother

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Although the show was shown on CBS, it was produced by Bays & Thomas Productions in collaboration with 20th Century Fox Television.

26. Family Guy

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27. American Dad!

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28. American Horror Story anthology series

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AHS' ninth season, titled Apocalypse, is due to premiere this year. 

29. American Crime Story anthology series

Édgar Ramírez and Penelope Cruz in 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' (left); Cuba Gooding Jr. and Courtney B. Vance in 'The People v. O. J. Simpson' (right).

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30. 73% stake in National Geographic Partners, LLC

For a complete look into the Walt Disney Company's assets post-merger, you can refer to its official business website here.

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