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Aliens, Predator Movies Likely From Disney With New Marvel Comics Titles

Matt McGloin Posted: 07/03/2020 - 17:59 COMMENT
Aliens, Predator Movies Likely From Disney With New Marvel Comics Titles

New movies for both Aliens and Predator are looking likely from Disney, as Marvel Comics announced they are creating new titles for the franchises.

Disney acquired both franchises as part of the purchase of Fox Studios, and while no new movies have been announced as of yet, it seems likely that Disney is using its Marvel Comics publishing arm as a testing ground for ideas for new Aliens and Predator movies and/or TV shows.

It's no secret that Disney (WB and DC do this, too) publish characters and stories in Marvel Comics they are going to eventually use in films, which make way more money.

So with Disney now publishing Aliens and Predator comics, it's probably safe to assume that eventually, the two will either appear in new films or as TV shows.

As they are on the mature side of things, more than likely Aliens and Predator, if a series, would end up on HULU and not the family-friendly Disney Plus.

Regarding the new Alien and Predator comics from Marvel, which will be released next year, Marvel.com released teaser art (see below), with info to be announced at a later time (h/t Grace Randolph on Youtube).

Worth a mention is that we see the Predator art happens to feature the helmet of Iron Man, so while the art could be just a teaser, possibly some sort of Avengers crossover might be in the works, which also means Predator (and maybe Aliens) is a part of the Marvel Universe.

Marvel Comics Aliens and Predator info, art:

Today, Marvel Entertainment announced three iconic franchises – ALIEN, PREDATOR, and ALIEN VS. PREDATOR – will be launching all-new stories with Marvel Comics starting in 2021! Revealed exclusively by IGN, the new comic series will feature new and classic characters from Earth and beyond to explore never-before-seen corners of both the Alien and Predator universes.

Following the debut of Alien in 1979 and Predator in 1987, the films built a cult following and expanded rapidly to include toys, games, novels, and comic books, eventually leading to 2004's landmark crossover Alien vs. Predator. Marvel's new stories will draw from all of these properties, building on decades of multimedia storytelling. Get a first look at next year's deadly new chapter with spine-chilling cover art by David Finch!

"There's nothing more thrilling than a story that will keep you at the edge of your seat, and Alien and Predator have delivered that time and time again!" C.B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel, told IGN. "I can clearly remember where I was when I saw each of these modern masterpieces for the first time, and reveling in how both masterfully weave extraterrestrial dread and drama into some of the most iconic scenes we've ever seen on film. And it's that legacy that we're going to live up to!"

"The incredible legacies of both franchises offer some of the most compelling and exciting worldbuilding in all of science fiction," said Marvel Editor Jake Thomas. "It is a thrill and an honor to be able to add to that mythology and continuity with all-new stories set within those universes."

"Alien and Predator are the two of the most identifiable, iconic characters of all time, and I love them for that," said Finch. "But mostly, it's being fortunate enough to be a kid when they were new. I've seen every movie they've ever been in, and I cannot wait to see them wreaking havoc in the Marvel Universe. I drew my pictures of them with a massive smile on my face."

"As a visual medium, comics are the perfect place to build on those moments, and we here at Marvel are honored to begin telling these stories for fans everywhere," added Cebulski. "As our release schedule continues to return, we can't wait to share more in the coming months!"

ALIEN cover art by David Finch:

Aliens Marvel Comics

PREDATOR teaser art by David Finch:

Aliens Marvel Comics

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