Disney is officially set to buy a majority of 21st Century Fox’s properties in a $52.4 million deal. The purchase includes 20th Century Fox and 20th Century Television, which means Disney is about to find itself as the owner of some of the biggest films and television series in Hollywood.
Click through the gallery for 20 of Disney’s biggest new properties following the Fox purchase.
20th Century Fox has been releasing “Alien” films since Ridley Scott’s original in 1979. The latest entry, “Alien: Covenant,” opened in theaters over the summer. Scott says he is planning on making more sequels in the future.
Ryan Murphy’s anthology horror series has aired seven seasons and counting on FX. The creator is also in charge of “American Crime Story” and “Feud.”
Donald Glover’s Emmy winning FX comedy series “Atlanta” will return for a second season sometime in 2018.
James Cameron is currently in production on four “Avatar” sequels. Thanks to the Fox purchase, Disney now owns the two highest grossing films in movie history: “Avatar” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Perhaps the biggest dormant franchise Disney is gaining ownership of is “Die Hard.” The last “Die Hard” film was released in 2013. Other old franchises Disney is getting include “Home Alone” and “Night at the Museum.”
The television soap “Empire,” starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, is currently airing its fourth season on FOX.
“Family Guy” has been airing on Fox since 1999. The animated comedy series is currently in its 16th season and has aired nearly 300 episodes to date.
“Futurama” continues to air in syndication following a seven-season run on both Fox and Comedy Central.
Showtime’s Emmy-winning drama series “Homeland” is produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Television.
The animated “Ice Age” franchise has earned 20th Century Fox $6 billion in revenue, making it one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.
“Deadpool” was the breakout superhero blockbuster of 2016, making $783.1 million worldwide. The sequel is set for release June 1, 2018.
One of the most interesting franchises Disney is acquiring in the deal is “Fantastic Four.” The 2015 reboot bombed with critics and at the box office, but now the team has a chance to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is also owned by Disney.
The “Kingsman” franchise includes “The Secret Service” and “The Golden Circle.” The latter was released in September and earned nearly $400 million worldwide. Director Matthew Vaughn has said he intends to make a third film.
“Modern Family” has run for 9 seasons and counting on ABC, winning five Emmys for Best Comedy Series.
Matt Reeves’ “Planet of the Apes” trilogy concluded this summer with “War for the Planet of the Apes,” which earned some of the best reviews for a blockbuster this year. A potential fourth film is reportedly being considered.
20th Century Fox has been behind the “Predator” franchise since the first entry debuted in 1987. Shane Black’s latest installment, “The Predator,” has an August 3, 2018 release date.
“The Simpsons” is the longest-running American sitcom and the longest-running American scripted primetime television series.
NBC’s Emmy-winning drama “This Is Us” is currently airing its second season. 20th Century Fox Television produces and distributes.
After 14 years off the air on Fox, “The X-Files” returned for a seven-episode tenth season in January 2016. Although fan and critical reaction was mixed, Mulder and Scully will be back for an eleventh season on Fox starting January 3, 2018.
The biggest movie franchise Disney is acquiring in the purchase is “X-Men.” The next installment, “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” is set for release November 2, 2018.