According to sci-fi media insider Giant Freakin Robot, news from Disney’s post-Investor conference includes a rumor that the media conglomerate may be looking to reboot the fan-favorite sci-fi series Firefly. Disney made many announcements during their recent Investor Day conference. However, nary a whisper was uttered about Firefly. The former Fox-owned property moved into Disney’s hand when they acquired Fox in 2019.
I don’t know about you, but I only subscribe to Disney+ for their Marvel and Star Wars content. Yes, and some of their older Disney classic movies. But beyond that, Disney+ lacks the diversity of other streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu. Odds are that’s why Disney is starting to expand its content variety. Even though the reboot is merely in its infancy, I’m sure all you Firefly/Serenity fans find this news exciting, as do I. It comes on the heels of an announcement that theater giant AMC will likely permanently close all of its theaters soon. Which will probably set off a domino effect in the industry.
Between Warner deciding to release most (if not all) of their feature films in theaters and on their HBO Max platform and Disney announcing mostly Disney+ series instead of feature films, the Magic 8-Ball is showing an “outlook not so good” for the theater industry. Restaurants, airlines, cruise lines, hospitality, and now add movie theaters to the ever-growing industries decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At least we’ll have a ton of new shows to watch at home.