Marvel acquires rights to ‘Alien’ and ‘Predator’ franchises

Marvel Comics has officially acquired the rights to the Alien and Predator franchises, which were previously housed at Dark Horse Comics. According to IGN, Marvel will be “paving the way for a new line of comics set in this cinematic sci-fi universe.”

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Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski shared of the new franchise additions:

There’s nothing more thrilling than a story that will keep you at the edge of your seat, and Alien and Predator have delivered that time and time again! I can clearly remember where I was when I saw each of these modern masterpieces for the first time, and reveling in how both masterfully weave extraterrestrial dread and drama into some of the most iconic scenes we’ve ever seen on film. And it’s that legacy that we’re going to live up to! As a visual medium, comics are the perfect place to build on those moments, and we here at Marvel are honored to begin telling these stories for fans everywhere. As our release schedule continues to return, we can’t wait to share more in the coming months!

Editor Jake Thomas said:

The incredible legacies of both franchises offer some of the most compelling and exciting worldbuilding in all of science fiction. It is a thrill and an honor to be able to add to that mythology and continuity with all-new stories set within those universes.

Details on any of the planned titles or creative teams have yet to be announced but the reveal of the acquisition was only made public last night. We can be sure to expect more details in the coming months.

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