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Splat
08-31-2009, 02:01 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090831/ap_on_bi_ge/us_disney_marvel_entertainment_16

"The Walt Disney Co. is buying Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion in cash and stock, bringing such characters as Iron Man and Spider-Man into the family of Mickey Mouse and WALL-E.

Under the deal, which was announced Monday and is expected to close by the end of the year, Disney will acquire the rights to 5,000 Marvel characters. Many of them, including the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, were co-created by the comic book legend Stan Lee."

El Peefs?????
08-31-2009, 02:03 PM
I can't wait for The Incredible X-Men vs The Jonas Brothers

BRAVEHEART
08-31-2009, 02:03 PM
I don't like the sound of it....but whatever.

Giantsfan1080
08-31-2009, 02:03 PM
Wow really interesting move. I'm very curious to see where this relationship goes. If they let Marvel keep everything as is then it should be fine but I hope Disney doesn't meddle into Marvel that much.

A Perfect Score
08-31-2009, 02:33 PM
This is interesting indeed. Not only because Disney does have some of the better creative minds in the business at their disposal, but also because it states that Disney acquired some characters that were previously owned by not just Marvel, but Fox as well. Does this mean that Spidey, Xmen, and Fantastic 4 movies will now be helmed by Disney, with Marvel there as well? Because that would be fantastic news, and we can finally stop letting Fox ruin good franchises. That said, I really hope that Marvel is allowed to continue to contribute creatively to these projects, because Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk were both great movies and I hope they set the standard for what is to come. Interesting to see where it goes at least

Stash
08-31-2009, 02:45 PM
Noooooooo. That's probably the worst ******* thing that could happen to Marvel. I can totally see Disney ******* up all the good comics.

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
08-31-2009, 02:54 PM
We are going to see the new Iron Man made into a musical

AJHawk50
08-31-2009, 02:55 PM
I saw this earlier. I think it's definitely great for Disney to acquire Marvel, for marketing and adding a whole new area to use. However, I want to see how Disney uses Marvel now on that side. Will this change the movies, comics, etc. now? I don't know but I guess we can wait and see.

Brent
08-31-2009, 02:59 PM
As a comic fan, no worries unless Disney affects Marvel's creative abilities.

awfullyquiet
08-31-2009, 03:12 PM
or ability to create.

jayceheathman
08-31-2009, 03:14 PM
I own Marvel stock so can you say 25% increase in one day? :) YEAH!

JT Jag
08-31-2009, 03:37 PM
Hopefully the only change to the comics themselves is the addition of subtle, understated product placement.

jayceheathman
08-31-2009, 04:08 PM
I think Disney got a steal for 4 billion. If Pixar was able to sell for almost 8 billion then Marvel should have been a little bit higher than 4 billion. I am surprised Marvel sold. Their profits went up 70% even during the recession.

Tampa 2 4 life
08-31-2009, 04:11 PM
Seems like an odd fit, with Marvel's movie rights already sold. 4 billion is awfully cheap, though.

DoughBoy
08-31-2009, 04:17 PM
I wonder if instead of the Marvel vs Capcom video game they will now have Marvel vs Micky Mouse and friends? I would buy it, no joke.

jayceheathman
08-31-2009, 04:21 PM
It was posted that Sony is trying to get into the deal and somehow outbid.

trkaline
08-31-2009, 05:34 PM
I wonder if instead of the Marvel vs Capcom video game they will now have Marvel vs Micky Mouse and friends? I would buy it, no joke.

**** imagine what the next Kingdom Hearts would be like with super heroes.

stephenson86
08-31-2009, 05:53 PM
iron man and hannah montana make a porno, it could happen

S4L
08-31-2009, 06:08 PM
I wouldn't be worried that Disney's ownership of Marvel will somehow compromise its quality in any way.

Disney certainly hasn't compromised Pixar's movies in the short time that they have been in ownership of the studio (Up and WALL-E).

stephenson86
08-31-2009, 06:11 PM
they will just rake in the serious profit marvel make and let them keep that winning formula

Saints 4 Lyfe
08-31-2009, 11:35 PM
so is this what we're going to see now?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4OYGjUrdllo/SKZDW56FpYI/AAAAAAAAGLA/zHFGEjuqpPk/s400/WolvieMickey.jpg

http://www.comicspace.com/bienvenu/uploaded/2817/1171152932_37EHFMBJaC.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kCOf1ksDLOk/SIohlaUy5cI/AAAAAAAABOk/L7yQaSdUn4I/s320/Spider_Mouse2.jpg

the decider13
08-31-2009, 11:38 PM
**** imagine what the next Kingdom Hearts would be like with super heroes.

That could be the most amazing game ever...Sora+Goofy+Deadpool

scottyboy
08-31-2009, 11:41 PM
well Spider man 3 was butchered beyond belief so I dont really care anymore.

DoughBoy
08-31-2009, 11:59 PM
I thought Spiderman 3 was okay, but it really ticked me off how ******* bad the screwed up venom.

Saints 4 Lyfe
09-01-2009, 12:07 AM
I thought Spiderman 3 was okay, but it really ticked me off how ******* bad the screwed up venom.

pure comedy gold.

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