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Maybe time to finally call it a day on the Alien Franchise?
I think what we have to do is gradually drift away from the alien stuff
I think AI is becoming much more dangerous and therefore more interesting.
That's not profit, that's gross. With a budget of $100 million plus probably a similar amount for marketing and also remembering that the studio doesn't get all of the gross - part goes to the cinemas, they're looking at either just breaking even or making a loss on the movie.240 million and they're not satisfied?
Disney now has its hands on Fox’s key franchises including “X-Men,” “Alien,” “Predator,” “Avatar,” “Die Hard,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Kingsman” and “Fantastic Four” (which is listed in the press release). Disney now also controls the full rights to all “Star Wars” films with the previously Fox-owned 1977 original likely to go back to Disney’s Lucasfilm – meaning theatrical re-releases and a potential home video version of the original theatrical cut.
Much has been made of whether or not Disney will make any of the studio's more adult-oriented content. An Alien movie would be off-brand for them for instance, although Ridley Scott has been vocal about completing his trilogy of prequels with a film tentatively called Alien: Awakening, focusing on David and other androids alongside the development of the xenomorph in the run-up to his original film.
In the wake of Alien: Covenant's disappointing box office performance, that film is as yet undated, and we're not optimistic about any mooted sequels that are currently in that position.