Disney is clearly having a second Disney Renaissance. This was made possible by the company's acquisition of Pixar in 2006. Not only that, but Pixar's franchises are being expanded upon by Disney, most notably Toy Story and Cars. Toy Story 3 in 2010 was a big success as a result. Pixar was just the first of three acquisitions that brought Disney success. When Iron Man was released in 2008, Disney proceeded to acquire Marvel Studios the following year. As a result, Marvel's The Avengers from 2012 became the highest-grossing Disney film. The same year, Disney acquired Lucasfilm. Soon, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will be released. Walt Disney Animation Studios also benefited. Frozen has all the hallmarks of a Pixar film while Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel comic book. If Walt Disney Animation Studios were to do an animated film based on a Lucasfilm property, it would probably be Willow. This article is, of course, about possible future acquisitions by Disney. Here is a list of possibilities:
Disney already licenses most of its toys to Hasbro. Therefore, it would most likely be inevitable that Disney acquires Hasbro. Aside from licensing properties from Disney, Hasbro also owns its own. The most notable of these are Transformers and G.I. Joe. These franchises will most likely be incorporated into the Marvel Universe. Transformers will be the easiest to incorporate as the franchise has crossed over with Spider-Man. G.I. Joe will be more difficult because of S.H.I.E.L.D. However, I think it can be done. Hasbro's will certainly be a way to make money for Disney. But there are other acquisitions that could happen in the future that could add even more characters. One obvious one is headed by a former Disney executive.
This acquisition basically depends on how successful the film Warcraft is and if it is good or not. Activision Blizzard is intent on making film adaptations of its video games. Call of Duty is one of the video game franchises they are adapting. If they can do good film adaptations of video games, then Disney should acquire them. Right now we will just have to wait until Warcraft comes out. It is the same thing with another video game company.
This acquisition depends on whether the Assassin's Creed film is good or not. This film adaptation comes next year along with Warcraft. Both of these movies have good directors, so we will how they pan out. Ubisoft would a good acquisition for Disney. Let's just wait and see how Assassin's Creed pans out. There is, of course, another video game company that is even more likely than Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft to be acquired by Disney.
Along with Hasbro, Electronic Arts is the most likely company to be acquired by Disney. So what would happen if that happened. First, Disney would become a leading video game developer. Second, Knights of the Old Republic would be canon again. That is not entirely likely. Most of all, there would be more properties to adapt to film. My bet would be on Mass Effect. The trilogy of video games could be turned into movies. I would like J.J. Abrams to direct such adaptations. It could rival Star Wars and even be the best adaptation of a video game ever. I think this will be the next acquisition.
With Sony taking part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe through Spider-Man, it would seem high time that Disney acquired Sony, more specifically Sony Pictures Entertainment. Although, owning the PlayStation series of video game consoles might give Disney a platform to use. With Sony being hacked, I think that it is high-time Disney take it over. Ghostbusters would be Disney's. Here's another movie company to acquire.
20th Century Fox
With the failure of Fantastic Four, 20th Century Fox has been seeing its stocks dive. It is almost inevitable that Disney-owned Marvel Studio will get the Fantastic Four back from Fox. If Disney acquires Fox, then Disney will get the X-Men back as well. The Marvel Cinematic Universe will be complete then. Think of that. Disney would have James Cameron's Avatar. This would be major.
Steven Spielberg is certainly a good film director. He and a lot of other good film directors have created Amblin Entertainment which produced a lot of notable films. There was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Minority Report, and Jurassic World among others. This acquisition wold certainly give Disney access to multiple franchises that aren't already theirs. This would establish Disney as a major film company.
If you want to come up with some other possible acquisitions for Disney, I will give you a chance to write a post of your own.