It looks like Disney has no intention of making a Star Wars-level or Marvel-level acquisition any time soon.
Disney CEO Bob Iger recently sat down for an interview on BBC Radio's The Media Show to talk about the Mickey Mouse House's future plans and during the discussion the powerhouse executive revealed that the studio doesn't have any plans to make any major acquisitions after obtaining 21st Century Fox's film and television assets this March for $71.3 billion.
Iger was asked whether Disney was eyeing any purchases as of late, and the answer was a flat out "no," though the Mickey Mouse House might be open to acquisitions in the future.
"We'll never say never," Iger told The Media Show when he was asked whether Disney would broker another mega-acquisition before the Disney CEO's contract comes to expire in 2021. "But I think given the fact we've only recently made a big one [Fox], and we're still absorbing that, and given the fact that I don't have much time left in this role, I think it's probably unlikely that another big one occurs."
We can't say that it surprises us to see Disney taking a break from major acquisitions. The studio needs to take some time to properly manage the new assets that it's just acquired. The Mickey Mouse House needs to find a way to put the film and television rights that it's acquired to good use. There's still the question of when Fox's X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and other mutant characters are finally going to make their way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There's the question about what the studio's going to do with Fox's other major franchises too – what's going to become of Alien and Predator now?
Let's wait and see.
Disney's upcoming Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, premieres December 20, 2019.