Although Disney has access to foreigners and predator franchises since it bought 20th Century Fox in 2019, the corporation has recently begun to put two licenses at work. Last year saw the release of pretty excellent prey, while new foreigners movie (from Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez) and TV show (from of the Legion Noah Hawley) both works. But as it turns out, there is at least one more project for the two that is quietly being made… it’s not like we have a chance to see it.
In an April episode of Perfect Organism podcast in celebration of Alien Day, former 20th Century Studios licensing director Josh Izzo revealed a Alien vs. Predator The anime was made at some point before the acquisition. According to him, there is “10 episodes in a perfect finish Alien vs. Predator anime series i made,” and placed among the events of the former Alien vs. Predator movie and Alien Resurrection. Interesting, the anime It has been done for a long time, as he added that it is mainly the production and release for BOTH Alien Covenant and The Predator, each one franchise in each of the last films before the takeover.
As Izzo describes it, he started with the idea of a straight-to-DVD film for foreigners and predator as separate entities, or an AvP in a Either way, he pitched the film as the 20th Century’s “the masters of our own destiny instead of waiting for the theater every time a film decides to come out. After getting the greenlight from the head of consumer products, he eventually settled on a AvP consecutively. Without explicitly confirming it, Izzo hinted that the director is Shinji Aramaki (who recently directed Adult Swim’s Blade Runner: Black Lotus). Served as consultants in the west the “unbelievably crazy talent” Eric Calderon (Afro Samurai) and Dave Baker.
But will Disney release this anime? That’s the big question, and it’s currently unknown. It doesn’t seem like there are any complications with its release—remember, for example, that prey did not get a theatrical release because the movie was supposed to go to HBO Max. Or maybe, it’s just a matter of time: prey released to great reviews and had a high opening weekend. Disney may be waiting to see how the foreigners movie or movie shows to prove that prey is not a fluke and both franchises will provide momentum for the anime.
Or, sadly, it may have decided not to release it at all because it is possible. We don’t know until we don’t know.
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