Many fans consider Logan to be one of the best superhero films ever made, earning plenty of praise from anyone who's seen it. With 21st Century FOX possibly being bought by Disney in the near future, Logan director James Mangold has raised some concern about what could happen to the more experimental X-Men films, as well as hard R rated movies. It's a legitimate concern and one that many fans were quick to voice out when reports of the merger came to light.
The director is concerned about what kind of mandates Disney will implement when they buy FOX. Mangold is worried that there will be limitations for the studio and that it could lead to fewer movies in the near future. While the director isn't against the merger, he is hoping that Disney purchasing the studio doesn't limit the types of films FOX can make.
"If they're actually changing their mandate, if what they're supposed to do alters, that would be sad to me because it just means less movies."
During a post-screening panel discussion at Midtown Manhattan's Whitby Hotel (via Deadline), Mangold, joined by Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart, said that he hopes, whatever happens, will be positive for movies in the future. Stewart agreed, saying "Whatever happens, I want it to be a good thing for the studio."
While most fans are excited about the merger, it's easy to see why some people are concerned. Hopefully, things turn out well and Disney allows FOX to make more experimental films like Deadpool, Logan, New Mutants, and more.