Now that the Disney / Fox merger is complete, what movies and TV show properties come under the new banner?
In simple terms, it's a lot.
A lot, a lot, a lot, a lot. Disney CEO Bob Iger has already spoken on how he intends to - for the moment, at least - keep Fox's current properties intact, including 'Deadpool' as an R-rated movie franchise and so on.
More specifically though, what can Disney now reboot and rebrand under their own banners? Obviously, the likes of 'X-Men' can be folded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe relatively easily, but beyond that is anyone's guess.
So, we've gone out and done our best to compile a list of franchises that Disney now controls as part of the deal. We're obviously not going to comment on the likelihood of what will or won't be rebooted because, honestly, there's way too much to speculate on.
But for clarity's sake, we're counting a movie franchise as either having multiple sequels and/or reboots either already released or in production and not individual movies as such.
- 'Home Alone'
- 'Planet Of The Apes'
- 'Ice Age'
- 'Alvin & The Chipmunks'
- 'Percy Jackson'
- 'The X-Files'
- 'Firefly' (well, you also had 'Serenity' - so it counts that way)
- 'Fantastic Four'
- The original 'Star Wars' trilogy
- 'Die Hard'
- 'Independence Day'
- 'The Chronicles Of Narnia'
- 'The Maze Runner'
- 'Night At The Museum'
- 'Master & Commander: Far Side Of The World' (that's according to Russell Crowe, who says another film could happen)
- '28 Days Later' ('28 Weeks Later' was the sequel, so you could see '28 Months Later'?)
- 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid'
- 'Dragon Ball Z'
- 'Assassin's Creed' (was planned as the beginning of a franchise, but could get another go?)
- 'Murder On The Orient Express'
- 'The Omen'
- 'Porky's' (yes, really)
- 'Revenge Of The Nerds'
- 'The Fly'
- 'Hot Shots!' (also yes, really)
- 'Power Rangers'
Of course, it's worth pointing out that this merely covers the film side of things and that there are also plenty of property rights owned by Fox that haven't yet been turned into movies, not to mention all of the television properties - including 'The Simpsons' - as well.
So expect any one of these to be turned out as a reboot in the next five to ten years.