It’s been reported to us by a source reportedly close to Disney that they are currently planning a Predator series which they will bring to Disney Plus STAR in the UK and the rest of Europe and Hulu in the US.
Now, I’m being a bit cheeky here because technically this was part of an exclusive article we literally just posted on how Disney was planning on making Alien their next ‘mega-franchise’.
However, I felt that I was given enough interesting information by the same sources regarding a Predator series to warrant its own exclusive article.
I’ve made it very clear here on Small Screen that I am a huge fan of both the Alien and the Predator franchises.
Alien and Predator are two of my favourite movies of all time, and I also loved Aliens, Predator 2 and Predators was pretty good too.
The rest of the movies in both franchises are pretty terrible, yet I still enjoy watching them from time to time.
Well. I was pretty upset to begin with when it was revealed that Disney now owned both properties after they bought 20th Century Fox.
I thought that it basically meant that both franchises would die because Disney doesn’t make R-rated movies or TV shows.
Well, it seems as though I was wrong.
They announced at the Disney Investor’s presentation that they were working on an Alien series which was being made by Noah Hawley and produced by Sir Ridley Scott.
Before that announcement, it was also revealed that 10 Cloverfield Lane director, Dan Trachtenberg was making a Predator movie.
Disney is working on a Predator series for Disney Plus STAR and Hulu
Well, we were then informed by a source who claims to have close ties to Disney that they are also planning on making a Predator series which will be made for Disney Plus STAR in the UK and Europe and Hulu for the United States.
I can tell you that Disney is planning on making a Predator series which will come to Disney Plus Star where you are, in France [and the UK and the rest of Europe]. It’ll come to Hulu in the US.
This source revealed this news to me after they told me that Disney was planning on making Alien their next big franchise with new movies and TV shows being in the works already.
It sounds as though they are also planning on making more Predator content which makes me very happy indeed.
Disney is looking at making more action-horror movies and TV shows
My source also added:
Predator is also being looked at as one of the franchises that Disney can really lean on moving forward. They see it as part of their ‘action-horror’ universe which they are hoping will bring in a wider audience into their streaming services. These properties are being developed for both Disney Plus STAR and Hulu at the moment. However, there is no Alien Vs Predator crossover planned at the moment. This doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the future. It almost definitely will be a thing Disney will want to make once they get both franchises up and running. Think of it as these franchises Avengers moments.
So, it sounds as though there is still life in the Alien and Predator franchise after all.
Perhaps being bought by Disney was the best thing to ever happen for the two action-horror franchises.
They were not in a very good way towards the end there at 20th Century Fox.
Alien: Covenant, The Predator and even Prometheus were all pretty bad.
Disney is taking Alien and Predator seriously
The Predator was genuinely terrible and pretty offensive actually.
So, it sounds as though Disney is taking these franchises seriously as sees huge potential in them.
This is clever because by making them available on their streaming service, I can see many people looking at Disney Plus and Hulu as more attractive options and I think it would grow their subscriber base substantially worldwide.
What do you make of this news?
Are you looking forward to seeing this Predator series on Disney Plus STAR and Hulu.
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