Highlights from Disney Earnings Call: Fox, Star Wars, and More

Bob Iger and co. today held their 1st quarter of the year’s company earnings call for Disney and the subsidiaries of the House of Mouse. Things were mostly positive, congratulations about the historic Black Panther Oscar nominations, and the high number of subscribers to ESPN and UFC rights.

You can read about the Q1 earnings report here.

Iger spoke about the plans in place to integrate FOX properties immediately on Disney+, as soon as the paperwork goes through on the purchase.

Christine M. McCarthy commented the company is confident in a pickup for Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix in Q3.

Iger says the company will continue with titles like Deadpool with R ratings from the FOX properties when the sale goes through, as long as proper branding is in place as far as those products go.

“They’re large, they’re beautiful, and they’re very innovative,” Iger says of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

“We foresee FX developing content for Hulu probably, but not Disney+. Ample opportunity for more programming,” Iger said about the possibility of folding FX into the Disney model once the deal goes through.

 

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional