In the latest power move by Disney, Marvel Comics has acquired two very iconic franchises in Alien and Predator from Dark Horse Comics to bolster its already massive catalogue of IPs.
This was revealed at IGN, where Batman, Moon Knight and The Avengers artist David Finch dropped his impressions of both the titular Xenomorph and the Predator, with the latter standing ominously atop the Avengers tower, Iron-Man’s helmet in hand.
Of course, these are just Finch’s impressions, as Marvel Comics has yet to officially announce storylines for these two IPs. But as we’d seen in Marvel’s acquisition of Conan the Barbarian in 2018, it won’t be far off to assume that the writing team are hard at work finding ways to integrate these fearsome combatants into the Marvel Universe somehow.
This acquisition only makes sense, given how the movie counterparts of the two IPs were absorbed by the company, after its merger (read: devouring) with 20th Century Fox.
As such, it’s only a matter of time before we get to see a proper Alien vs. Predator vs. The Avengers crossover sometime in the future. And this time, there will be no Ripley or Dutch to save Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.