y'all… marvel comics acquiring the rights to alien vs. predator doesn’t mean that we’re going to see a predator fight wolverine and it doesn’t mean we’re going to get avp films released under the marvel studios banner. please. I beg you. understand the difference between comic and film rights.
what you SHOULD be afraid of is marvel comics throwing out many decades of well crafted lore (including the incredible Fire and Stone) in favor of resetting the whole thing a la the star wars eu. worst nightmare. I am NOT strong enough to go through that again. but honestly, at this point, I’d be surprised if marvel even bothers to give us any AVP comics. they’re likely to let each individual brand just fade into obscurity (or give them a few paltry and half baked spotlight issues once every five years)
good ending: 20th century makes an avp film set during the colonial marines times with vibrant and memorable characters, an interesting new plotline, and respect for the lore that becomes a full trilogy with a succinct beginning, middle and end
bad ending: alien and predator simultaneously devolve into their own separate, but needlessly complex, cinematic universes with films that range from mediocre to abhorrent. ridley scott is allowed to return to the alien series.
true ending: you’ll probably get a stupid sequelboot that ignores everything after aliens (and is basically just a subpar remake of alien) and treats those original two films with the same kind of hammy, overdramatic nostalgia goggles they’re giving shit like star wars and ghostbusters now. the predator franchise slips further and further into obscurity, until predator fans are fighting over the predator’s latest appearance in funko pop form